Eriswell FC up for the cup

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On Sunday, history could be made as high-flying Eriswell Village Football Club look to make history by winning their first trophy for 67 years when they take on Westbury Social in the Division Four League Cup final at Walsham- Le Willows Football Club (2pm), writes Anthony Reeve.

The club, which is chaired by Daniel Herrera, looks to follow his great grandad’s footsteps by picking up its first trophy since 1950 when his side lifted the Suffolk senior cup.

The Stags will be looking to emulate the cup success of the 1950 winning team and following club legend, William ‘Bill’ Heffer —the great grandfather of Herrera.

“My Great Grandfather was captain and assistant manager of the side in the latter stages of his playing days,” he said.

“The emphasis was always on playing for each other and not being too concerned about the glory.

“It was a formula that seemed to work as they went on to lift the Suffolk Primary Cup in 1950.”

This is not the only piece of silverware the Stags are looking to win this season, with the league title in their sights.

Eriswell Village are looking to do their first ever domestic double after finishing fourth in their first full season.

“It would be an absolute dream for me to win the double,” added Herrera.#

“I grew up in the village and spent many evenings running up and down the pitch on my own scoring goals in the cup finals in my head.”

As for the their opponents, Westbury Social are looking to lift their first trophy in the club’s entire history and they currently sit fourth in the league standings.