Orleton Colts manager Kristian Morgan looks forward to Woofferton challenge in Leintwardine Junior Cup final (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Orleton Colts manager Kristian Morgan looks forward to Woofferton challenge in Leintwardine Junior Cup final on Friday, March 29
6:00pm Friday 22nd March 2013 in Sport
ORLETON Colts boss Kristian Morgan is confident his side can pull off an upset against his old club, Woofferton, in the Leintwardine Junior Cup final, writes Chris Plant.
Despite playing a tier below their opponents, Morgan fancies Orleton’s cup chances against their local rivals on Good Friday (March 29).
“It will be tight but Woofferton are definitely beatable,” said Morgan.
“If we play our game we are the better team. And, if we can play our style of football, that should be enough for us to win.”
Orleton have reached the final after dumping out Division One high-fliers Weobley and Woofferton Colts.
Woofferton booked their spot after shooting down Shobdon and Tenbury Town.
Woofferton secretary David ‘Magum’ Thomas has played for Orleton but thinks his higher-graded side will triumph.
“It would be an upset if they win - they are in a league below us,” said Thomas.
“I put our chances of winning the tie at 70-30 - we have no fear.
“We know them pretty well so they won’t be able to spring any surprises on us.
“There should be a few hundred people at the final and everyone is looking forward to it.”
Morgan claims his knowledge of Woofferton will help Orleton’s chances.
“I know them well, including their main threat, which is Simon Bradley,” said Morgan.
“He’s a very good player but we are confident of handling him.
“We have good players, too, and they’ll be scared of Martin Jones.”
Morgan says promotion remains Orleton’s main focus this season but believes a cup win could propel a double-winning campaign.
Woofferton’s Thomas also wants his players to keep their eye on their league campaign.
“I’m not overly comfortable with our league position in Herefordshire League Division One but I am very confident we will stay up,” he said.
The final, at Leintwardine Colts’ Paytoe Lane ground, kicks off at 5pm and entrance costs £3 per person.