Chris Henderson dreams of scoring in final

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FLAIR winger Chris Henderson is aiming to make it a fabulous four when he takes to the hallowed turf of Portman Road this evening.

The Bury Town midfielder has scored in each of the three previous rounds for the Blues - including a spectacular diving header against Lowestoft Town in the semi-final (writes Mark Williams).

But, the 20-year-old admits he has to banish a few Portman Road ghosts before that target can be achieved.

“I had scored in every round with Suffolk U-18s in the FA Youth Cup three years ago - before failing to score in the final at Portman Road,” said Henderson. “I don’t want that to happen again.

“On a personal level it will be nice if I can do it and make no mistake if we get a penalty I will have a go, rather than giving it to James Scowcroft,” he joked.

The former Kirkley & Pakefield player has been in supreme scoring form this season with 13 in total and if his shooting boots continue to do the talking then Needham Market goalkeeper Danny Gay can expect to have a busy evening in between the sticks.

“I am confident we can win the game,” said Henderson. “There has been a lot of talking before the match and it is now time to put that to bed and play football.

“It is a big pitch with a lovely surface which will suit us down to the ground. Passing is our ethos and that is what we hope to do again.

“Needham are a good side and they will be fired up. But so will we and if we can get at them early and try and get the match sewn up with 20 minutes left, we can start looking ahead to the league match at Cray on Sunday.”