What a shame, that a wonderful Staffordshire sporting occasion, should be marred by a few mindless fans, whose actions took the beautiful game to the dark days of the 1970’s, with on pitch scenes that had us all with our hearts in our mouths.

Fortunately, off the field of play, everything was quite magical with Albion legends Derek Statham, Ally Robertson, Mark Grew and Nigel Quashie entertaining the East Stand corporate guests, before the much awaited fourth round tie.

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On the other side of the Shrine, Chairman Ray Wilson was joined by. Secretary Geoff Snape, Treasurer Norman Westbury and Former Players Joe Mayo, Micky Fudge and Gary Hackett, with a cameo visit from Andy Johnson.
So, Albion are out of the cup for another year, with neighbours Wolves advancing at the ‘Throstles’ expence, and I’m sure all good football folk will wish them well in the next round, despite the mayhem supporters of both sides inflicted on genuine fans inside a packed Hawthor