LINDLEY Swifts player-coach Kevin Bower knows his side will need to be at their very best to guarantee success over Dodworth in the final of the Andrew Bennett Memorial Trophy at Dewsbury’s Ram Stadium on Monday (11.00).
But with Bower’s men looking to complete a Pennine League and cup treble, they won’t be lacking in motivation.
Lindley have already clinched the Pennine League Third Division title and lifted the James Joseph Conlan Memorial Trophy with victory over Newsome Panthers A at Emley a week ago.
Completing the treble on Bank Holiday Monday promises to be a tough challenge, with Dodworth having finished mid-table in Division II.
But with Lindley having already claimed the scalps in cup competitions of Second Division sides Moldgreen, Bank Top Harriers and Morley Borough, Bower knows his side has the necessary ability to make it a trio of trophies.
“I went to watch Dodworth at Wibsey last weekend and, although they were beaten, they’ve got a big pack of forwards and won’t make it easy for us,” said Bower.
“Hopefully, Dave Valentine (ankle) and Jack Dyson (knee) will recover from the knocks they’re carrying, because they are two important forwards for us and are just the type we’re going to need for a contest like this.
“But whatever the side, we’ll be going to Dewsbury with confidence, knowing victory would give the club a treble for the first time in its history.
“We would also be the only club in Huddersfield this year to achieve such a feat, and that would be fantastic for the local bragging rights!
“Dodworth will probably fancy their chances, because they’re from a higher division, but we’ve already proved we can beat clubs from that level.
“We’ll be very disappointed if we don’t win on Monday.”