05:00PM, Wednesday 01 May 2019
Captain Ashley James (left) and manager Paul Shone lifting the league title.
It has been a season to remember for Burnham FC after they were promoted to the Hellenic League Premier Division as league champions earlier this month, and a league and cup double is still on the cards.
The Blues are days away from competing for the Subsidiary Cup when they take on Malmesbury Victoria on Saturday and manager Paul Shone says the camp are in ‘good spirits’ ahead of their chance for more silverware this season.
“The boys are all in a good mood and they are all still in good sprits,” said Shone.
“Cup finals are spectacles but it’s all about getting the win. We have our game plan and hopefully come quarter to five on Saturday we will be celebrating.”
Their opponents have also enjoyed a good season, finishing fourth in the Hellenic League Division 1 West and beating champions Easington Sports 1-0 to reach the final alongside Burnham.
“We’ve done our homework on them,” added Shone
“They’ve been competing at the right end of their table so it will be a competitive game -a tough game - cup finals always are.
“I said from day one we want to win every competition we go into. First and foremost the aim was to get promoted and anything along the way was a bonus but now we have the opportunity to complete a double and get back to winning things.”
Saturday's match takes place at Wildsmith Meadow in Gloucestershire, home of Newent Town AFC at 3pm.
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