STAFFORD Rangers have set up an intriguing first ever meeting against local rivals Brocton after winningThursday'sWalsallSeniorCup quarter final tie 4-2 at home to holders Rushall Olympic.
STAFFORD RANGERS 4 RUSHALL OLYMPIC 2
In a six goal thriller at Marston Road two much-changed league rivals provided good entertainment on a damp night, with just 145 brave fans in attendance.
Rangers took a 20th minute lead when a right wing corner from Jon Sheldon was pushed into his own net by former Boro defender Nick Amos.
Rushall, who ran out 2-1 winners at Stafford in the league last month, responded through Ryan Edmunds whose edge of the box effort was saved
by home keeper Adam Alcock. Gary Fitzpatrick then headed over from close range.
Immediately after the break, Rangers increased their advantage when Sheldon whipped in a right wing free kick and newcomer Christian Smith headed in his first goal for the club.
It was chiefly Rangers after that and when Danny Quinn was brought down in the Rushall area by Edmunds on 77 minutes, Boro's top scorer picked himself up and converted the resultant penalty.
Two minutes later, Rangers made it 4-0 when Quinn cut in from the right and beat Rushall's substitute keeper Chris Gemmell with a narrow angled drive.
It was only in the closing minutes that Rushall threatened to spoil Rangers' progress. They were
awarded a penalty on 82 minutes, for a foul by Peter Heler on Ramone Stephens, but Ahmed Obeng's spot kick was superbly saved by Alcock.
After Quinn was denied a hat-trick by a timely tackled from former Rangers captain Wayne Daniel, who was on as a substitute for Rushall, the visitors grabbed two late consolation goals through Obeng and Amos.
Rangers team: Alcock, Flynn, Davies, Walshe (Carr 63), George, Smith, Heler, Downes, Quinn, Bottomer, Sheldon, Subs not used, O'Connor, Dacres, Brown, Garratt.
Rushall: Hayward (Gemmell 56), Cooper, J Haynes (K Haynes 70), Tolley (Daniel 45), Thompson, Fitzpatrick, Bridgwater, Stephens, Obeng, Amos, Edmunds. Sub not used, Beckett.
Bookings: Davies (Rangers); Amos, K Haynes (Rushall); Ref: Craig Taylor (Wednesbury).