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Regent setting their sights on league and cup double
BRIGHTLINGSEA Regent are setting their sights on a dream double - promotion and cup silverware.
James Webster’s side are flying high near the top of Thurlow Nunn League division one and undefeated since September.
Today, however, they switch their attention to the First Division Knockout Cup and a semi-final date at Newmarket.
The Jockeys are top of the table and have only lost twice all season - on both occasions at the hands of Regent.
“We’re really looking forward to it,” said Webster.
“It should be a great occasion, as it’s been a while since the club has played in a semi-final.
“Going up is very much our priority and we’ve always thought of any cup success as a bonus.
“But having done so well in this competition, the thought of getting into a final and possibly winning some silverware is very appealing.
“To be successful on both fronts - in the league and a cup - would be a dream double and I have to praise the players.
“They’ve worked so hard and performed so well to get us into this very strong position.”
Goalkeeper Dan Beeson is back from suspension so will take over in Brightlingsea’s goal.
Webster has a full-strength squad to choose from, apart from the unavailable Charlie Thompson.
Elsewhere, there’s a big match at the bottom of the Thurlow Nunn League premier division as fast-improving FC Clacton travel to Thetford.
The Seasiders remain bottom of the table but are undefeated in three matches and beat Wivenhoe Town 2-1 last Saturday.
Thetford are the side directly above them in the table, seven points better off but having played a game more.