FOOTBALL: United start treble chase

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HISTORY beckons for Pinchbeck United as they bid to complete the first part of a potential treble in the Lincs Junior Cup final tomorrow night.

Fresh off the back of Saturday’s 3-2 Peterborough Premier Division victory at Whittlesey United, Pinchbeck go in search of their first county cup victory since 1964 against Beehive at Boston United’s York Street (7.45pm).

Bidding for their first significant silverware of any kind in 22 years, player/boss Ian Dunn and his team are on the brink of cementing themselves in the club’s history.

Although they lost their semi-final with Market Rasen, United were re-instated after their opponents fielded a suspended player – and Dunn wants his side to take their chance with both hands.

He said: “It’s certainly my biggest game in management, but we’re very fortunate to be in this position. But rules are rules and we have a chance to win a big trophy.

“I’ve seen Beehive play a few times and I believe we have the quality in our side to beat them if we produce what we’re capable of.

“It’s been a long time since this club won a trophy and it’d be great to bring this one home. It’s a massive week for us and winning the final would be the perfect way to start it.”

Dunn will have to do without Danny Maddison, Jonny Butler, Tom Gosling and Liam Kishere for the clash against the high-flying Grantham and District League outfit.

But he still has a strong squad to choose from – as Saturday’s Whittlesey win proved.

Having fallen behind early on, Keith Gray fired the league leaders level before the break.

Dunn, who was unfortunate to see a 40-yard lob bounce over in the first half, then put his side 2-1 ahead after Gray’s neat flick on.

The Pinchbeck chief all but ended the game as a contest with his second from the spot, only for a late Whittlesey effort to set up a tense finish.

With main title rivals Eye Sports drawing, it was a great weekend for Dunn and his charges, who also have a PFA Senior Cup final with Netherton at London Road to come on April 30.

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