Double-chasing Bottesford all set for county cup final

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Bottesford FC are in confident mood as they bid for county cup honours on Thursday, according to manager Jon Allsopp.

The Yellows take on league rivals Ravenstone United in the Leicestershire and Rutland FA Saturday Trophy final with both teams still chasing a league and cup double.

“We’re looking forward to the occasion,” said Allsopp. “It’s been a great season and just reaching the final is an achievement, but we’ll leave everything out on the pitch to try to win it.”

Despite being in the same league, the final will be the first encounter between the sides.

It also marks the first of three meetings between them in the space of 10 days.

Bottesford lie in third in the North Leicestershire League Division One, a place below Ravenstone and line up against them in league action just two days later as well as the following Saturday. Both sides are still chasing the title.

Bottesford booked their county cup final berth last month by defeating Leicester Three Lions 3-1.

The final kicks off at 7pm at Holmes Park, in Leicester, the headquarters of the county FA.