PREVIEW: Second-string get second bite at cup glory

After their heavy cup defeat last week, Chatteris Town Reserves are doubly prepared for a second final in quick succession.

The Lilies’ second-string face Peterborough League outfit Whittlesey Athletic Reserves in the North Cambs Junior Cup showpiece, six days after losing to Huntingdon United in the Creake Charity Shield, and head coach Benji Brittin feels renewed belief has been installed after their recent comeback win.

“We needed a response against Houghton & Wyton, who are second, and we certainly got that”, Brittin said following Saturday’s 5-2 victory, their first in four games.

“The team certainly needed picking up and now, heads are being held high and our confidence is restored.”

And with optimism looming large, Brittin knows exactly how to approach their opponents.

He said: “We were able to go and have a look at Whittlesey a few weeks ago, so we have a game plan set and we know their strengths and weaknesses.

“The final is important to the team; they have worked hard and deserve something for sure.”

The all-Fenland clash takes place on Wednesday (5th April), 7.30pm kick-off at The Elgood’s Fenland Stadium, the home of Wisbech Town FC.

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