LOCAL FOOTBALL: The business of winning trophies starts tonight for Ramsey Town as they contest county final

Ramsey Town boss Lea Jordan.

Ramsey Town boss Lea Jordan. - Credit: Archant

The month of reckoning for double-chasing Ramsey Town starts tonight when they line up in a county final (Wednesday).

Lea Jordan’s side, who are also chasing the Division Two title in the Peterborough & District League, face Cambs League outfit Eaton Socon Reserves in the Hunts Junior Cup decider at St Neots Town FC, 7.45pm.

And Jordan, a classy goalkeeper who spent much of his playing career in non-league football, hopes to capture his first piece of silverware as a rookie boss. He took over at Ramsey, his first post in Saturday football, last summer.

Jordan said: “My target when I first sat down with the Ramsey chairman, Vincent Pilkington, was to win the county cup. We’re now 90 minutes away from doing it and everyone is buzzing to have the opportunity to play at such a nice ground.

“Things have gone well so far, but this is now the real business. People talk about a football season being a marathon, but I class April as a 100m sprint at the end of it.

“Winning a trophy would be the perfect way to start it and give us the confidence to finish the job in the league.”

Ramsey were held to a frustrating 4-4 league draw by Parkway Eagles last Saturday.

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Like Jordan, rival boss Sam Argyle will be attempting to cap his first season in management with a trophy tonight (Wednesday).

His Eaton Socon second string warmed up for their showpiece occasion with a 1-1 draw at Hemingfords United Reserves in Division 1B of the Cambs League last Saturday.

They looked on course for all three points thanks to an Adam Westbury goal, but their hosts levelled in the last minute through Lee Hayward.