If Chatteris Town Reserves do reign victorious, they could become an opponent’s worst nightmare.
That’s the view of head coach Benji Brittin as his side prepare for their eagerly anticipated Creake Charity Shield final against unbeaten opponents in newly-crowned Mead Plant & Grab 1B champions Huntingdon United tomorrow evening (7.30pm at March Town FC).
And although the Lilies’ second-string may be judged as the firm underdog in this contest, Brittin believes there is a strong sense of optimism in and around his players.
“The squad and I are very confident going into this one”, he said.
“I feel now is the time to shine, step up and show me and the club that Chatteris Town Reserves are a team to fear.
“The players are getting back to full fitness and if we win, I feel confidence will rocket through the team.”
It hasn’t been the greatest run of form, however, picking up just one win in the last three league games, the latest setback coming in a 1-1 home point with mid-table Fenstanton.
But even though Brittin’s men haven’t been as prosperous as hoped lately, he thinks the pressure will all be on the opposition.
“To be fair, the pressure I’m sure is on them”, he insisted.
“They will not want to lose a game all season, so they will be going for it, which could prove to be their downfall.
“We are at full strength unlike when we first played them (in a 1-2 league defeat in December), so I’ll use our fresh legs and strength to give them a battle.
“We gave them a fright that day with an under-strength side and I know their weaknesses this time, so let’s see if our tactics pay off.”