WINNING the cup final would be the perfect way to cap off a successful debut season, a veteran football side’s manager has said.

This Saturday, Ramsey and Mistley Vets FC will be playing in the Tiptree Charity Cup final and manager Martin Warnes is looking ahead to what is set to be a great game.

Featuring some of Harwich’s finest footballing talents from days gone by, it will be the side’s first attempt at winning silverware in what has been an “incredible” first season.

The vets were high-flying at the top of their league before it was cancelled due to constant disruption as a result of Government coronavirus restrictions, and now have the chance to have something to show for what was looking like a promising campaign.

They romped towards the cup final, which will be hosted by Beacon Hill Rovers, scoring 15 goals and only conceding twice on their route.

Mr Warnes said: “Featuring some of Harwich’s finest footballing talents from previous days, the team has gone from strength to strength.

“We are very excited to be in the final, and I have a huge selection headache.

“It’s the first year we’ve played together as a team – it has been amazing. The willingness from people to be involved has been overwhelming at times.

“To win the cup in our first year together would be unbelievable, it would cap off an amazing season.

“The vets section is a huge credit to the club and chairman Rob Passmore. I would definitely encourage people to get involved in vets football if they wished to.

“We have two sides now and are always looking for new players to join the squad.”

The match will kick off at 3.30pm on Saturday at Beacon Hill Rovers, on Wickham Bishops Sports Field, Great Totham Rd.