Poole Town continue their mission to retain the Dorset Senior Cup on Tuesday night when they take on Wessex League side Shaftesbury, in what could prove to be an “excellent occasion” according to The Dolphins chairman Chris Reeves.
After The Dolphins latest game against Merthyr was postponed due to heavy rain fall, the side will be eager to play in a competition they’ve won seven times.
Shaftesbury, who currently sit 8th in the Wessex Premier Division, reached the semi-final after winning a dramatic penalty shoot-out against Portland in December with Mr Reeves saying “it’s a club we know a lot about” and has expressed his personal excitement to reunite with former player Jake Smeeton.
Tom Killick’s side come into this game on good form after being unbeaten in their last four games with Mr Reeves adding that “the team is doing really well at the minute,” and said Killick “always takes the competition seriously and they wish to retain the trophy”.
The winner of Tuesday night’s game could set up a “meaningful” final against fellow rivals Weymouth or Dorchester.
Chairman Reeves said that retaining the trophy would give the club a huge “buzz” and hopes to win it for the fans.
Kick-off is 7:45pm at Shaftesbury’s home ground Cockram on Tuesday 10th January.
Keep an eye out for more updates on tomorrow night’s game.