Stevenage up for Ronnie Radford award
Boro’s FA Cup win over Newcastle United shortlisted for giant-killing prize
STEVENAGE have been shortlisted for The FA’s inaugural Ronnie Radford Award, an award that recognises the best giant killing performance in this season’s FA Cup.
The poll is open for fans to vote for the club they want to win the prize and there is a chance to win two pairs of tickets to this season’s FA Cup Final.
The award is named after Ronnie Radford whose long-range goal for Hereford United against Newcastle United in 1972 helped bring about arguably The FA Cup’s most famous giant-killing.
The shortlist of the five teams up for nomination are:
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Alton Town (Sutton 1-2 Alton Town, First Round Qualifying)
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Dover Athletic (Gillingham 0-2 Dover Athletic, First Round Proper)
Stevenage (Stevenage 3-1 Newcastle United, Third Round Proper)
Crawley Town (Crawley Town 2-1 Derby County, Third Round Proper)
The vote will run from Friday, April 14, through to Thursday, April 28.
Fans can vote either at www.TheFA.com/ronnieradfordaward or www.facebook.com/thefacup.
Voters will go into a random prize draw to win a pair of tickets to The FA Cup Final on May 14.
Votes on both thefa.com and Facebook will be combined to determine the winning team and the result will be announced in the build-up to the 2011 FA Cup Final and will be guests of The FA for The FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium where they will be presented with the Ronnie Radford Award on the pitch at half-time.