History in the making for Borough

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Martin Westcott has challenged his Haverhill Borough players to make history by booking their place in a first ever Suffolk Senior Cup final, writes Sam Murley.

Having beaten Ipswich Athletic 3-0 in the quarter-finals, Borough are now preparing to face lower-league Almary Green Anglian Combination Division One league leaders Waveney at Woodbridge Town’s Notcutts Park in the final four on Saturday (3pm).

And with a chance to make history, as well as step out at Ipswich Town’s Portman Road in the final, Westcott is well aware there are incentives aplenty for his young squad.

“It is a massive game for everyone at the club and the biggest of our season,” said the manager, whose side could face either Cornard United or Haughley United in the final.

“The prospect of reaching that stage for the first time and to also play at Portman Road are huge incentives for everyone.

“We are in the Thurlow Nunn First Division Cup final already and so it would be fantastic to make it two.

“We know we are the favourites but they have a winning habit and so we won’t be taking anything for granted.

“At the beginning of the season our future was unsure, so to be in a position where we are looking forward to possibly two cup finals is phenomenal.

“Getting to Portman Road would be a great way to cap off a positive season.”

n The club were left saddened by the loss of committee member John Roper, who passed away on Monday morning. A full tribute can be found on page 4.