HOLLAND FC are on cloud nine after booking their place in the First Division Knockout Cup final.

The Eastcliff side triumphed 2-0 at Swaffham Town in their semi-final on Tuesday, thanks to a brace from striker Steve Eaton.

They now meet Harleston Town, the Thurlow Nunn League first division north leaders, after the Norfolk side eliminated first division south pacesetters Hashtag United.

"The boys were a credit to the club and stuck to our gameplan," said proud boss Rob Batten.

"With our attacking players, we'll always create chances and thankfully that was the case.

"I'm just so pleased for everyone at the club."

The final will be played at Woodbridge Town on Friday, April 26 (kick-off 7.45pm).

Holland were left frustrated by the weather as heavy rain washed out their scheduled fixture at home to Harwich and Parkeston on Saturday.

The Tendring rivals were set to meet in an eye-catching first division south derby at the W&S Scaffolding Community Stadium.

However, rain left the pitch waterlogged and the sides will now try again next Tuesday night (March 26), at 7.45pm.

Before then, Holland head to Benfleet on Saturday (3pm).

Meanwhile, another Tendring side reached a final on Tuesday night as Brightlingsea Regent stormed into the Tolleshunt D’Arcy Memorial Cup final after a 5-1 victory at home to Hullbridge Sports.

Billy Hunt (two), Joe Yaxley (two) and Aaron Condon were on target for the R’s.

Maldon and Tiptree await in the final and Regent will be hoping to defend their crown, having lifted the silverware last season after beating FC Clacton 1-0.