CHESHAM United will play Beaconsfield SYCOB in the final of the Bucks Cup after beating Aylesbury United in what manager Andy Leese described as one of his proudest nights.

They won 3-1 in last Thursday’s semi-final despite shuffling their pack ahead of a crucial league match with Chippenham.

Leese said: “We know we’ve got some good players at the club and I’m delighted when they step up.

“It’s as proud a night as I’ve had. It’s always nice to get to a final, we’ve been there for the last three years and some of the young lads really excelled.”

Tashan Dwyer (2) and Bobby Devyne scored the goals for Chesham, and reserve team manager Paul Burgess believes a handful of them could make the step up permanently.

He said: “We had six starting and three came off the bench, so nine of them made their debuts and they did really well.

“We are pretty much an U21 side so I was a little bit concerned, but they equipped themselves really well.

“It would be nice to think they could go on to play for the first team. I’ve spoken to Andy and it’s difficult for him, especially with the position they’re in, but it would be great if three or four of them could make it.”

Meanwhile, Leese intends to pick a similar team for the final.

He said: “Right now it’s my intention to play a similar team because they’re the ones that got us there. They’ve earned the right.”