SOMERSET CUP FINAL MATCH PREVIEW

Tuesday May 8th sees the Seagulls make the journey to Frome Town FC, a neutral venue, for the Somerset Premier Cup final clash with Southern League West side Paulton Rovers. The match will see Weston aim to win their first SPC trophy since their win under Craig Laird, coming in 2012.

To get to their second successive final, Weston disposed of Brislington, Taunton and Wincanton with relative ease, before beating league rivals Bath City in a penalty shoot-out in the semi-final, with utillity man Jake Lee converting the final spot-kick after Liam Kingston denied Anthony Staker’s effort from the spot.

Paulton Rovers have not been tested too hard in their route to the final, some may say easier than Weston’s perhaps, making easy work of Portishead Town, Wells City, Odd Down and progressing past Wellington in the semi-finals, scoring 14 goals overall and conceding just two in the four games played. They now come up against their toughest test in this years competition in their attempt to get the hands on the silverware, which they last won in 2013.

Weston’s manager, Marc McGreor is looking to end his first season at the helm of the Seagulls dressing room on a high, commenting “We are very much looking forward to this game, we as a team will be aiming to finish this season on a high. It is important we apply ourselves for this fixture and that will only happen if we match Paulton’s work rate and that we play with the quality with which we have done so far this season. This will be a tough game however and a great opportunity for our fringe players to get 90 minutes under their belts and give them the opportunity to show that they are ready for National League South football.”

Entry is £8 per ticket, £4 concessions. Please note, there is limited car parking at the ground itself.

Turnstiles will open at 18:45 for a 19:45 KO.

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