Second-String Semi not to be missed, according to Reserves’ chief

Chatteris Town Reserves boss Benji Brittin believes his side’s cup tie versus local rivals March Town Reserves this Saturday is a game that should not be missed.

The Lilies take on The Hares in their rearranged North Cambs Junior Cup semi-final at West Street (3pm kick-off), and Brittin is optimistic for his team after coming off the back of five wins in the last six games.

“Our confidence is high, along with the desire to win”, he said.

“The team is getting together, they are believing in themselves and the hunger amongst the lads is brilliant.

“The lads are fired up and a semi-final against our greatest rivals is even better for their confidence.”

Brittin’s men have already reached one cup final in the Creake Charity Shield, beating their visitors’ conquerors in the last four, Duxford United, but this won’t act as a major distraction for the game ahead, according to the head-coach.

“Nothing seems to distract the lads”, Brittin said.

“The players believe they can go on a good run in both league and cup, and because our strength and fitness is getting better each game, anything is possible now.

“We’ve achieved one of our aims in reaching a cup final, which is what we as a team set out to do at the start of the season.

“Reaching a second final would show how well the players have progressed as a team and as a club, and I’m proud of what we’ve achieved so far.”

The lads take every game like it’s their last

The ‘second-string derby’ has not been too kind to the side from West Street, having only won twice in the last five meetings in all competitions.

Their opponents, meanwhile, have won eight of their 12 away encounters this season and lie second in the Mead Plant & Grab 1B standings, with four wins in their last five league fixtures.

But Brittin still remains confident his team will be unscathed by the opposition.

“The lads take every game like it’s their last, they all want to win and nothing is going to get in their way.”

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