BEACONSFIELD SYCOB say they’re expecting a tough Bucks Cup Final against whichever side Chesham United put out.

The Generals are expected to field a weakened side for the game, especially if they still have promotion play-off games to contend with, but Rams boss Gary Meakin says the game - a repeat of last year’s final - will still be testing.

Meakin said: “In theory that gives us more of a chance, but they’ll have a point to prove then.

“It will be a tough game, but we want to win the cup so we’ve got to beat whatever team is put in front of us.”

Meakin admits defending the Bucks Cup is all they can realistically achieve this season with the Southern League Central division play-offs just about beyond them now.

Beaconsfield beat Northwood 1-0 last Saturday, but Meakin admits the points gap is now too great.

He said: “We’ve still got half a chance, but realistically it’s over.

“We’re playing one game a week now and everyone else is playing twice a week so I think you will see it disappear quickly.

“We’ve got to win seven games and see where that takes us, but that gives us 79 points and the teams above us haven’t got a lot to do to get beyond that.”

Despite that, Meakin believes it’s been a good season.

He said: “We’d have taken this at the start of the season, but after the run we had we all got a bit excited so it does feel like an anti-climax.

“We could’ve done better, but we could also have done a lot, lot worse.”