Lache FC boss Andy Dutton insists his side have nothing to fear heading into the Chester and District FA Senior Cup final against Blacon Youth Club.
With silverware and local pride up for grabs, Dutton and his opposite number Paul ‘Butch’ Broadbent are predicting a hard-fought game at Christleton on Friday (6.30pm).
Dutton, whose side top the CDFL Premier Division, is looking forward to taking on West Cheshire League outfit Blacon.
He said: “The way we are playing we could be on a par with Blacon and it’s going to be a good cup tie.
“I’m good friends with Butch and his assistant Nicky Jones but once that whistle goes we’ll be enemies.
“Whatever happens, we’ll shake hands at the end and have a drink in the bar.”
Dutton picked out forwards Adie Callaghan and Warren Kelly, wing back Tom Bailey and midfield ace Michael Waters as his key men.
Lache formed in 2010 and have enjoyed huge success , which Dutton puts down to his back room team.
He said: “I just pick the side to be honest and Shane Lloyd and Dale Gilmartin have done a brilliant job and without them we wouldn’t have a team.”
Broadbent, who is stepping down at the end of the season, has a lot of respect for Dutton’s achievements.
He said: “Andy has done a great job and he’s got a good side there.
“I know people will say we’re the West Cheshire side and it should be a walk in the park but it definitely won’t be.
“What we’ve done this season in beating the drop and getting to the final is no mean feat.”
Blacon are missing keeper Karl Hallal and Jack Pickering, and have doubts over Ross Broadbent, Blake Peters and Robbie Joinson.