G Army set sights on Junior Cup final spot
A PLACE in the Bond Timber Cornwall Junior Cup final is the prize for either Godolphin Atlantic or St Minver as they do battle this evening.
Runaway Duchy League Division Two leaders Godolphin go into tonight’s 7.30pm kick-off at Bodmin Town FC as underdog to high-flying Premier League outfit St Minver.
However, the G will be buoyed by the fact they knocked out Division One outfit Sticker in the quarter-finals, proving their credentials against higher level opposition.
Manager Rob Moss, who is good friends with the St Minver management team, admits it will be ‘tough’ but is confident his team ‘can compete with anyone’.
He told the NewquayVoice: “We are really looking forward to Wednesday night. It will be a tough challenge for us and, on paper, obviously St Minver will be favourites to win and probably to even lift the cup.
“Take nothing away from our lads, on their day they can compete with anyone in the Duchy Premier and I know they will be mentally and physically ready for this game.
“As a player I played alongside St Minver manager Dave Witts and Mark Menheniott for Wadebridge’s second team. They both have lots of experience in coaching teams and I'm positive they will set their side up well.
“What I'm really looking forward to is just watching a great game of football, two teams with hunger in their bellies to go and really fight for what they want. As long as our lads put 100% into the game then we cannot ask for anymore.”
Division Two title favourites Godolphin, who boast an impressive record of 16 wins and one draw in 19 league games, will be hoping to repeat their Junior Cup success of 2004–05 when they beat Perranporth 1-0 in the final at Liskeard Athletic.
Striker Ben Colquhoun goes into the tie in red hot form, having scored four goals in last Saturday’s 6-2 triumph at Tregrehan Mills. Lee Budge and Jacob Grange were also on the scoresheet. Moss and his in-form charges even have a second semi-final to look forward to when they take on Southgate or Dobwalls for a place in the Bodmin Sports Trophies Duchy League Cup final (dates to be announced).
St Minver, meanwhile, have won 11 of their 13 domestic fixtures and have also booked a KMD Developments Duchy Knockout Cup quarter-final with Gerrans & St Mawes United. The first Junior Cup semi-final took place at Falmouth Town last night as Pendeen Rovers took on St Stephen. The final is set to take place on Friday, April 21. Further details are to be announced in due course.