Woodbridge Town players ready for ‘chance of a lifetime’ in Suffolk Senior Cup Final

Woodbridge Town are going up as champions and could complete a league and cup double in the Suffolk

Woodbridge Town are going up as champions and could complete a league and cup double in the Suffolk Senior Cup final. Photo: PAUL LEECH - Credit: Archant

Woodbridge Town manager Jamie Scales says it is the ‘chance-of-a-lifetime’ for most of his squad to play at Portman Road in this season’s CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup Final, writes Nick Garnham.

Woodbridge Town manager Jamie Scales. Picture: PAUL LEECH

Woodbridge Town manager Jamie Scales. Picture: PAUL LEECH - Credit: Archant

The Woodpeckers face Bungay Town tomorrow night, kick-off 7.30pm, in the club’s first Senior Cup Final for 24 years, most of the intervening period having been spent competing in the Premier Cup.

Scales said: “They are a league below us so we will start favourites, but we will not be taking them lightly.

“If we put in a performance we know we are capable of then I will be quietly confident of winning.

“At the start of the season we had two main targets – to get promotion and to get to Portman Road in the Senior Cup.

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“We have gone up as champions, so if we were to do the double it would be fantastic.

“We have had good coverage in the local Press over the course of the season which has put Woodbridge Town Football Club back on the map.”

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Scales has a full squad of 18 players to choose from, meaning he has a difficult decision to make as to who to leave out.

“They have all played a significant part in our success this season, but unfortunately two of them will miss out on a place on the bench,” he said.

Two members of the Woodbridge management team – Dave Bowman and Kye Hunter – watched Bungay demolish Brantham Athletic Reserves 7-1 in their semi-final.

Scales said: “We will have to make sure we have our ‘A’ game on Friday night.”

Scales, who played for Cambridge United Reserves versus Ipswich Town Reserves at the ground nearly 20 years ago, added: “It is a chance-of-a-lifetime for most of the players to appear at Portman Road, so I want everyone to enjoy it and have a great experience.”

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