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Chesham charged up for Vase Final
CHESHAM Stags will play one of the biggest games in their history on Saturday when they head to Dorset for the Southern Counties Junior Vase Final.
Chesham booked the showdown with Lytchett Manor with a victory over Farnham Royal in the Bucks Vase Final before getting a bye in the South West Final.
However, they know how tough the challenge will be.
Captain Olly Jaycocks said: “All the lads are ready and I feel that we really have a shot at the title. However, we don’t underestimate Lytchett Minster – they’ve had some amazing results this season and are unbeaten in their league.
“It’s going to require hard work and clinical play, but if we focus and put our bodies on the line then I’m 100 per cent sure we can do it.”
Meanwhile, club chairman Cliff Davies believes it’s an opportunity to write their names into town folklore, much like the football team did in 1968.
He said: “I'm old enough to remember our town's football club playing in the FA Amateur Cup Final at Wembley in 1968 and Saturday's final is a stepping stone to rugby's equivalent to be held at Twickenham later in the season.
“To reach the Southern Counties Final is a tribute to all the hard work put in by the players, coaches, and those behind the scenes at Chesham.
“Many of our players have been playing for Chesham since they were in our mini and junior section and to play in this final is a credit to all those who have been involved with their progression over the years.”