Crows Cup Final Preview
ROYSTON Town will be looking to cap off a fantastic season when they come up against Broxbourne Borough in the Spartan South Midlands Floodlit Cup final. The game will be played at the home of their opponents, where the Crows found themselves on the wrong
ROYSTON Town will be looking to cap off a fantastic season when they come up against Broxbourne Borough in the Spartan South Midlands Floodlit Cup final.
The game will be played at the home of their opponents, where the Crows found themselves on the wrong end of a 6-1 scoreline back in August.
However, manager Paul Attfield insists that result will not have any bearing on Sunday's final and that his team are ready for the challenge.
"We're all looking forward to the game," said Attfield.
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"We won it last year which was a brilliant achievement and to win it again this season would be a fitting end to what has been a great season for us.
"I'm not concerned about the result against them earlier on in the season as we've got a completely different side to the team that lost that match. It was eight months ago and nothing will be mentioned before the game."
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Attfield has a near full-strength squad to choose from and will be hoping his players can maintain their excellent form for what will be the final game of a very long season.
Only Luke Robins is missing for Royston after the winger hobbled off after only five minutes of action against Oxhey Jets in the semi final.
The Crows have won 17 of their last 20 matches in all competitions - a fantastic achievement considering the crazy fixture schedule brought on by the bad weather at the beginning of the year.
However, opponents Broxbourne have themselves had a good campaign finishing ninth in the league and will fancy their chances against Attfield's side.
Borough have already got their name on a piece of silverware this season after winning the Challenge Trophy on Tuesday night against London Colney after an amazing 10-9 penalty shoot-out victory.
However, Attfield doesn't believe Borough's endeavours will be detriment to their chances of doing the double come Sunday afternoon.
"They, like us, have got quite a big squad so I'm sure they'll be fine for the match.
"The fact they won the cup might make them even more determined to do well against us and win their second trophy in a week."
Speaking about his own crop of players, Attfield says preparation for the match couldn't have been better.
He added: "The players have had a week off and are full of confidence.
"We couldn't be in better form going into the game looking at our record in recent months, but the team who wants it most will come out on top that's for sure.
"We haven't done too well in cup competitions this season so we really want to make up for that now and retain the trophy."
The match is being played at Broxbourne Borough FC and will kick off at 3pm, so get down there and support your local team.