After another excellent season Timsbury Athletic will be competing for silverware when they face Shirehampton in the final of the Somerset County League Cup for Premier and Division 1 sides at the Keynsham Town ground on Tuesday, May 15th at 7.45pm. As a Premier league outfit the Bristol side will go in as favourites but after a season when Dom Eatherden’s side have played some of their most attractive football for years they have nothing to fear.
For the second year in a row Timsbury have just missed out on promotion but with only one team from the County League Division 1 going up that was always a tall order and the consistent Westfield side have deservedly earned that honour after just one defeat to date. After a great run in Timsbury have given themselves a chance of the runners-up spot in competition with Saltford. In 31 league games Timsbury have totalled 111 goals with leading scorer Rhys Cook marking his first year with the club with an excellent bag of 44 goals. Ellis Hancock is next with 19 and Lewis Blannin has 15.
It has taken Timsbury five rounds to reach the prestigious cup final. They began the campaign back in October when the won 3-0 away to local rivals Peasedown. Next came a bizarre 6-5 win away to Mendip Broadwalk followed by a 2-1 home victory against Burnham United. The team produced one of their best performances of the season to dispose of Somerton Town 4-2 before comfortably beating Castle Cary 6-0 in a one-sided semi-final. A large band of supporters will be at Keynsham on Tuesday to see if they can go one step further and bring home the coveted cup.