Severn Tunnel LFC cup preview

SEVERN Tunnel Ladies manager Sian Elizabeth Reed has called on her players to ‘do a Tottenham’ when they face Cardiff Bluebelles in the Alun Evans Cup final on Sunday, writes Bob Cypher.

“We are the underdogs for the final but so were Spurs when they went to Manchester City in the Champions League quarter final and look what happened,” she said during a break in training.

“We can only do what we can but it’s about belief and commitment and I’ve told the girls that if they believe and are committed, they can cause an upset.

“Unfortunately, we are without Beth Gammon which is a blow, but we have a good squad and as long as they leave nothing on the pitch, I will be happy.

“Tom Atkins and I have prepared the players well and they know what they have to do, but whatever the result, I am very proud of the players who have done so well this season.”

This will be a major step for Tunnel who have chased Bluebelles for most of the season, but the team is set to lose key players for the next campaign when they join their universities after leaving school.

“We lose Millie Baxter, Mikaela Roberts, Taran Fitzgerald and Beth Gammon, but I am confident of being able to attract new players to our squad for next season,” Rees added.

“We’ve had some tough games against Coed Duon Dragons and Villa Dino and if Rhos are relegated from the Welsh Women’s League, I expect them to mount a campaign to bounce back, so it will be an interesting season.”

The Alun Evans Cup final is one of two finals involving local clubs being played at Penybont on Sunday, April 28th.

Tunnel’s match with Bluebelles kicks off at 2.30pm followed by Caldicot Town LFC playing Splott Albion in the Welsh Women’s League Cup Final, kick-off 5pm.