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Smith: I hope we meet Alvechurch in the county cup final

Craig Gibbons 3rd Feb, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

BROMSGROVE Sporting boss Paul Smith hopes his side will meet high-flying Alvechurch in the final of the Worcestershire Senior Urn.

Tonight (Tuesday), Sporting try their hand for the third time at playing against fellow Midland League Division One outfit Littleton, and despite a precautionary 4pm pitch inspection, the game is expected to go ahead.

And with the prize of meeting Alvechurch or Highgate United from the MFL Premier Division in the final, Rouslers manager Smith says he’d love to face off against Alvechurch.

“I am looking forward to tonight and it would be great to reach the final,” he said.

“The other semi-final is going to be a cracking game but I would love to play against Alvechurch in the final.

“I used to play for and manage Alvechurch so on a personal level it would mean a lot to me so I hope they beat Highgate.”

The Rouslers go into their cup fixture on the back of a week and a half break following Saturday’s postponement at Southam United, but Smith maintains his players will be ready for the challenge.

“The lads had been training hard last Thursday so it was rather unfortunate for us that the game at Southam was called off,” he said.

“It’s not nice when a game gets called off because you want to keep playing when you’re on a good run of form.

“Littleton will be tough. They have improved a lot since we last played them but I don’t want us to be complacent.

“If Littleton’s performances over the last few weeks are anything to go by, they play really well at home so we have to be on our game.”

After tonight’s game, the Rouslers welcome Lichfield City to the Victoria Ground for a MFL Division One clash on Saturday (February 6).

 

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