Football: Weston Town thrilled to face Hutton in final

PUBLISHED: 12:00 18 May 2019

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Weston Town manager Phil Baker says his side are "thrilled" to reach the Vardon Cup Final with Hutton A.

Having already clinched the Fourth Division title, Weston Town are on course for the treble with Tuesday's League Atwell Memorial Shield final against St George Easton In Gordano.

Club secretary and welfare officer Baker says he can't wait for the cup final, saying: "Myself and the squad are all thrilled to have made this cup final.

"Having secured the Division Four title a few weeks ago, it's great to have the chance to pick up another trophy in our first season."

Desire finishing the season unbeaten and having scored 134 goals and conceding only 17 along the way, Baker says that it will be a challenge if they are going to win the final with Hutton.

"Going unbeaten hasn't been something we thought about greatly and we know we've got to lose sometime," he added.

"However, we've played Hutton twice already this season and we do go into the game with confidence from the two previous results.

"We've had two tough games as they have a good mixture of experience and young players. They also had a much larger pool of players to pick from, some of who play at county level so that makes it challenging."

When asked if this was the best season in the club's history, he added: "Definitely! We've been going since 2009 and this is the first year we've put a senior side into a league.

"Our youth teams have also had great success this season so to have the newly formed men's team pick up some silverware as well is fantastic for the club.

"To be honest we didn't know what this season would bring. I knew we had ability in the side as I've managed a lot of the team at junior level so promotion was always the target.

"The Atwell Shield run we've been on has been a bonus. We've already faced three Division One teams on the way to that final and had very tough games with each one.

"We know St George who are Division One champions will be the toughest test yet but we'll give it everything."

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