Godbold remains calm over Wembley date

Jamie Godbold is remaining cool as the proverbial cucumber ahead of Sunday's FA Vase final at Wembley.The 28 year-old winger laughed off suggestions from Kirkham & Wesham captain Dougie Shaw that he had been wrong to touch the cup in a press call at the stadium recently.

Stuart Watson

Jamie Godbold is remaining cool as the proverbial cucumber ahead of Sunday's FA Vase final at Wembley.

The 28 year-old winger laughed off suggestions from Kirkham & Wesham captain Dougie Shaw that he had been wrong to touch the cup in a press call at the stadium recently.

Shaw had claimed that 'you shouldn't touch the trophy until you know it's yours', but Godbold responded: “I don't believe in all that superstition. If they don't want to touch the cup that's fine by me, but it doesn't bother me at all.


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“It's easy to say now, but we've got to try and approach it like any other game.”

The FA skills coach is well aware of the hype surrounding the game, but is remarkably calm considering the occasion ahead of him.

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He said: “Around Lowestoft it's all anyone is talking about at the moment. Everywhere I go people I have never seen before are coming up to me and wishing us good luck.

“I've never experienced anything like it before. Even people who don't like football are taking interest. It's really brought the community together.

“My nerves are absolutely fine at the moment though. I guess work has helped me take my mind off of things and although a lot of people want to talk about the game I think that has helped me.”

The former Stoke City midfielder added: “I'm 28 years old now and have had a good career so I am just going to go out and enjoy it as much as I can. We've got to try and cherish every moment and take everything in our stride.”

Godbold has been in red-hot form at the back end of the season, scoring four goals in the last three games.

He said: “I seem to have hit form at just the right time so hopefully that has made the managers' decision harder to leave me out.

“No one wants to be remembering this game from the bench so we have all been playing for our places since the semi-finals.”

Lowestoft's form has been erratic to say the least this season, leaking five goals one week and scoring five the next on regular occasions.

“Perhaps that is because our cup form has disrupted the league fixtures a bit at times,” says Godbold,

“But coming into this game there can only be one Lowestoft team that turns up because we everyone is so motivated.”

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