Olney Town manager Neil Griffiths has spoken to Sports Shots as his side face Winslow United in the final of the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon (tomorrow), 3pm.
When asked if the Olney Town outfit, management and players, are looking forward to the final, Griffiths didn’t hesitate to answer;
Absolutely. It’s a massive chance for us to cap the season off with silverware. Winning trophies is a good habit to get into. We have pushed the club forward in terms of points total for the season, but a trophy would be another significant step in the right direction.
The Olney boss revealed his team news ahead of the game.
We have a couple of long-term absentees, and a suspension, but we are in a very good place. We have been supported excellently by a strong reserve side. As a whole club we have a strong 16 to pick from.
Griffiths has done his home work on the opposition, including making the trip for the competition’s semi-final, second leg tie.
I’ve been fortunate to watch Winslow on a couple of occasion. One of those where they were freely scoring. Whilst their league campaign may of not hit the heights they wanted, I fully expect them to be focused on a cup win. It’s Fritzy’s (John Mulholland) last game and I am sure he is adamant to end his time with a win. We will not be taking anything for granted.
The competition is viewed with positivity by Griffiths, who believes that the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup final is a large occasion in the local football calendar.
I was fortunate enough to take in the cup final between Olney and Banbury. Buckingham Athletic hosted the occasion superbly and I think our players will be presently surprised how many will be there. The cup as a whole is for a great cause and it’s great that locally it’s so well supported.