League contenders all set for Rotherham Charity Cup final

TONIGHT'S Rotherham Charity Cup Final will see a clash between two teams poised to become champions of their respective leagues and both chasing a treble.
Three Feathers after lifting the Rotherham Charity Cup last yearThree Feathers after lifting the Rotherham Charity Cup last year
Three Feathers after lifting the Rotherham Charity Cup last year

AFC 3 Feathers, the Sheffield team all set to be crowned Rotherham Sunday League kings again, will face Joker Wickersley Youth CC, the Rotherham team one win away from winning the Sheffield Blades Super Draw Sunday League, at the New York Stadium (7pm).

Feathers won the Charity Cup for the first time last season, beating Joker. Then, with player issues at both clubs, Joker and Wickersley Youth decided to merge, effectively ending the original Joker's magnificent 54 years as a major force, and the 'new' club elected to stay in the league Wickersley Youth were in.

In this first season together, they could have clinched the Blades Super Draw League crown last Sunday but were held to a draw. It means that a win in their final game, yet to be scheduled, will guarantee them the title but anything less could see them overtaken by one of two rivals.

Both sides are going for their own treble with the first 'leg' of it tonight. In addition to the Premier Division crown which they will retain, Feathers are also in the Sunday League's Brian Beeley Cup Final (against Lord Nelson at Parkgate on May 8).

Joker Wickersley have also reached their own League Cup Final when they face Royal Earl on a date yet to be confirmed around mid-May.

Feathers had a walkover three points handed them on Tuesday night when they were due to play Thurcroft Top Club which means their points total can't be topped and with their goal difference being superior by 36 goals, the title is effectively settled ahead of their final two league matches.

Rotherham United legend John Breckin will present the coveted trophy which started out in 1889 and currently raises money for small, locally-based charities and organisations. Under 16s accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.