Hunt wants to shake off favourites tag
PUBLISHED: 16:15 08 April 2015
Kelvedon Hatch play Catholic United in final of Essex competition
Kelvedon Hatch manager Darren Hunt says his team will not underestimate tonight’s opponents Catholic United in the final of the BBC Essex Saturday Premier Cup.
Hatch play three leagues above the Southend-on-Sea club, who have become only the third side from the Olympian League Division Three to reach the final.
But Hunt believes the game will be a lot closer than people expect.
“Catholic are a very good side, so we certainly will not be taking them lightly,” said the Kelvedon chief.
“They have some good players and we’ve got a few plans for the game. People will say we’re the favourites, but we’re expecting an extremely tough game.”
Hunt will also be hoping for some silverware in his tenth-year with the club.
He will also want his side to make amends for their defeat in the final last year at the hands of Newbury Park.
“It’s a bit of a testimonial year for me, really. I thought we played pretty well that night, but didn’t take our chances and lost to a wonder goal.”
This year’s final takes place at Ship Lane, the home of Thurrock FC, with kick-off at 7.45pm tonight.
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