Stanway Rovers aim to make it three cup wins in five years

Stanway Rovers celebrate after winning the Ridgeons League Cup Final against Norwich United at Diss

Stanway Rovers celebrate after winning the Ridgeons League Cup Final against Norwich United at Diss Town last season

STANWAY Rovers will try to win their third league cup in five years when they meet Wisbech Town in the Red Insure Cup final this afternoon.

Rovers lifted the cup in its guise as the Ridgeons League Cup in 2009, defeating Leiston 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw, and again last season, thanks to a 2-1 victory over Norwich United.

Stanway lost their final Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division match of the season, at home to Kirkley & Pakefield, 2-1 on Saturday, to leave them in ninth place in the table.

Wisbech, who finished runners-up in the Premier Division to Dereham Town, will be seeking to end the season with some silverware.

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Manager Steve Appleby, whose side achieved their highest league finish in 16 years, said: “I’ve spent the last three-and-a-half years trying to get the club into this position. The players are extremely disappointed. I don’t know if I will be able to keep the team together or if I’ll be there next season.”

Appleby is hoping his players put the uncertainty surrounding the club to one side and finish the season on a high in this afternoon’s final at Diss Town FC, kick-off 3pm.

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He added: “I sat down with the players on Tuesday night and told them what’s going on. The best thing we can do, if we decide to walk away, is to win the cup and leave with our heads held high.”

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