This weekend’s Macron Cup Final is an “opportunity for the players to go and do something that hasn’t been done before,” explained our Co-manager Wayne Goodison as we look to defend the cup against Runcorn Town.
No side has ever won the Macron Cup in consecutive seasons, and he believes it’s a chance to finally close the chapter of the 19/20 season.
He said, “We took a lot of pride in the competition during the 19/20 season because we saw what it meant to everyone when we beat City of Liverpool in it the year before.
“There’s the added incentive for the players to go and retain the trophy which has never been done before and hopefully Saturday we can achieve that.
“We’ve had an excellent time in the North West Counties and as a league they’ve been superb so it’s a chance to round our journey off and hopefully we can do that with a trophy.
Despite bringing in several new players this summer, Saturday’s final will only feature players that were registered with the club during that 19/20 season and Wayne revealed that places are still up for grabs.
“We are a bit hamstrung in terms of players we can select for this weekends final, but we will pick the team that we think is best suited against Runcorn Town, and we think can win the game.
“We said to the players today (after our 3-2 win at Ashton Athletic), that we are preparing to win games rather than just having a run around and that’ll be crucial next weekend.
“Will it be the same team that starts the league season that starts the final, who knows, but there’s chances here for everyone to have their opportunity.
As capacity restrictions for Saturday’s fixture have been lifted Wayne added he believes regardless of the result it will be a great moment to have more supporters there than originally planned.
“It’ll make it more of an occasion and great for the lads to know that there going to get some excellent support behind them like they always do.
“Win or lose it’s great for both teams to have this game with no capacity restrictions so that everyone can enjoy the day in a safe manner.
“We want to give our supporters a great day and performance and hopefully we can round our North West Counties journey off with a win on Saturday.”
Last night Runcorn Town announced that pay on the day will be available and it will cost £7.00 for adults, £4.00 for concessions & £3 for U16’s.