Brentwood captain West keen for cup success and strong end to the season
PUBLISHED: 09:00 17 August 2018
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Brentwood captain Aaron West is keen to have a strong finish to the season by progressing to the cup final and achieving an unbeaten end to the league campaign.
West and his side host second-place Wanstead & Snaresbrook in the league on Saturday before making the trip to Hornchurch for their league cup semi-final tie on Sunday.
The skipper is confident of a result against Billy Gordon’s in-form Hornchurch side after beating them at Harrow Lodge last time out.
“We want to be playing in a cup final,” West said.
“We got a positive result at Hornchurch last time, I know they beat us at home, but we feel we can go there and get the result we want.”
West believes it will be a tough challenge as their opponents will be keen to add to their T20 silverware earlier this campaign.
“I think they’ll have their sights on the treble this year so I think they’ll be on the top of their game on Sunday.”
Brentwood must tackle National Champions Wanstead the day before and West admits it’s a huge game as they must pick up maximum points to give them a glimmer of hope about winning the title.
“It’s a huge game and it’s probably the one we looked at from the start of the year and thought it could make a difference.
“We’re going to try winning it, but worse case if we can’t win the league, we could stop them from doing it.
“We played them at home last week in the league cup quarter-final and beat them so we have got good confidence going into the game that we can get a good result again.
“We have just got to try putting a run of wins together before the end of the year and just seeing where we are.”
West says his side must enjoy playing and then good thing could potentially happen in the final weeks of the season with only four matches remaining against the likes of Wanstead, Billericay, Shenfield and Hadleigh & Thundersley.
“If we win four out of four we may be up there, you never know, we’ll just have to wait and see.
“Last few games we’ve just got to keep enjoying our cricket, getting wins and hopefully put a bit of pressure on, although it’s probably unlikely that we can win the league now.”