FILEY Town Reserve team boss Jay Taylor is relishing today’s East Riding FA Junior Country Cup quarter-final at home to Haltemprice Rangers.
Town have been in decent form in division two of the Scarborough & District Saturday League this campaign and Taylor hopes that will help them in their bid to book a semi-final spot.
He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us and we can’t wait for the game to come along.
“The season in general has been very positive for us and the run in this competition has really lifted everyone.
“If we can get past Haltemprice then I can really see us having a chance of getting to the final.
“We need to show the same level of form we have in the league but also go up another level because they will be a strong side.”
Filey received byes through to round three of the competition where they saw off the challenge of Driffield Evening News Institute AFC away from home 3-2 last month.
Haltemprice, who play in the second division of the East Riding County League, have had a slightly tougher passage to the quarter-finals.
They hammered Heslerton at home in the first leg and then saw off the challenge of Nafferton Old Boys 2-1 in round two.
In round three they were drawn at Bridlington Tigers where they walked away with a 3-1 victory.
Taylor added: “It is all about how we perform on the day and we look to the likes of Josh McKaig, our captain Dave Wedge, Matty Dickens, Joe Gage and Jordan Powell to shine and we have the ability to cause them problems.
“On the whole we are a very young outfit but that has not held us back too much.
“We are all excited now and fingers crossed everyone will be available and fit.”
Filey Town’s first team are at Cayton Corinthians in division one of the Scarborough & District Saturday League while Hunmanby entertain Newlands.