WINSFORD United have a second chance of cup glory when they host Congleton Town on Tuesday.
The Blues were stunned by Bootle in the Vodkat League Cup on Saturday, but can at least settle the local arguments by winning the Mid Cheshire Senior Cup.
The tie will be decided on the night, with penalties if necessary.
There is no love lost between Winsford and Congleton. An edge to their rivalry was added in the late 1990s when United boss Kevin Langley switched to Booth Street and demanded he be allowed to take seven players with him.
Congleton are fourth in the table, United 11th and it looks as if they will miss out on their aim of a top five spot.
Dave Ridler has returned from job-seeking expedition to Australia and is ready to resume at centre back.
He was included in the squad at St Helens Town last night (Tuesday) and will probably start the home game against promotion favourites Trafford on Saturday (3pm).
United will then have four away games and two at home – Abbey Hey on April 12 and Formby to be arranged– remaining.