HOLLAND FC assistant manager Calvin Allen believes cup glory would be a perfect way to end the club's first season at the W&S Scaffolding Community Stadium.

The coastal side have enjoyed their plush new surroundings and will be hoping for more success there tonight, when Harwich and Parkeston visit for a Thurlow Nunn League derby.

The sides are set to meet in rearranged first division south fixture and Allen hopes his side can keep the feelgood factor going, having booked their place in the First Division Knockout Cup final by winning 2-0 at Swaffham Town last Tuesday.

They now play first division north leaders Harleston Town at Woodbridge Town's ground on Friday, April 27.

“We know it’ll be tough but it’s a one-off game," said Allen, looking ahead to his side's date with the Norfolk side.

“If we apply ourselves and stick to the gameplan, we know we’re a match for anyone.

“We’ve got some great players and we’re very capable of causing an upset.

“All the pressure is on Harleston.

“Everyone will expect them to win but we know what we’re capable of and that we’ve got goals in our side.

“We’re confident and if we could win the cup, it would be a huge achievement.

“It would be a massive boost and the perfect way to end our first season in our new stadium.

“We’d like to be in a higher league position, of course, but it’s tough.

"There are some very good teams in there.

“We haven’t been as consistent as we’d like but regardless of what happens in the final, just getting through will give everyone a lift.

“It’s something to really look forward to and could define some of these boys’ football careers. Not everyone gets to play in a cup final.”

Allen was delighted with his side's victory at Swaffham, which followed a goal in each half from the prolific Steve Eaton.

“Swaffham were a very good, well-organised side," he said.

“But we were mature, disciplined and workmanlike from start to finish.

“We found ourselves under long spells of pressure but dug in, challenged for every ball and defended resolutely.

“We kept our shape, closed them down and pushed and probed at every opportunity. The work-rate was phenomenal.

“It really was an excellent performance and we were ecstatic with the result.

“With a young group of players, we’re always going to have highs and lows.

“They’re finding their feet at this level and it’s difficult to achieve a level of consistency.

“But this was really pleasing and shows what we’re capable of."

Elsewhere tonight, FC CLACTON have a premier division date at home to Haverhill Rovers.