HOLLAND FC boss Paul Phelan says he is delighted for his players after they booked their place in this weekend's Len Cordell Cup Final.

Two second-half strikes secured the Jaffas a 2-1 win over FC Clacton in their semi-final on Tuesday night, sealing them a trip to play Redbridge in the final on Saturday (4pm kick-off).

It was a tight affair in a goal-less first half with not too many chances for either side.

But Holland took control in the second half, with goals from Louis Olymbios and Harry Willoughby putting them in charge.

FC Clacton finished the game with nine men after two of their players were sent off, while Holland ended with ten players after Steven Downes were shown a straight red.

The Seasiders pulled a goal back before the end but Holland were victorious.

Phelan said: "I'm over the moon for them and it's all about them.

"I'm not surprised that they won, given the ability that they've got.

"The players are a pleasure to train and they take things on board.

"They trust in me that I'm going to help them get better and it's all about them.

"They've bought into it.

"We're really excited about the final now and we're looking forward to it.

"There wasn't much in it in the first half but we played on the front foot more in the second half and had more time.

"We looked good and I was really pleased for them.

"I thought we deserved it and it wasn't as close as the scoreline might suggest - I was really confident.

"It was a shame that there were players sent off in the second half, as it wasn't that sort of game.

"Those are the scrappy games that you're always going to play in and it was a derby game.

"It was all because of a tackle."

Holland, who play their football in Thurlow Nunn League first division south, have enjoyed an excellent run in this season's Len Cordell Cup.

Phelan added: "It's a great competition and they've run this really well, so hats off to them.

"They're very clever with the way that they have run it."