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North Hampshire Senior Cup final preview

Tomorrow evening we wrap up our season with the North Hampshire Senior Cup final.


vs Basingstoke Town

Wednesday 1 May 2024

7:45pm kick off

Foxcotte Park, SP11 0TA


Context

This is our second season of entering the North Hampshire Senior Cup and our second year of reaching the final. Last year we also met Basingstoke in the final, losing 3-1 at Whitchurch United with former Jack Odam scoring our goal.


Jack Odam celebrates scoring a goal for Romsey Town
Jack Odam celebrating our goal in last year's final

Our opponents

Founded: 1896

Home ground: Winklebury Sports Complex

Manager: Dan Brownlie

League: Southern League Premier Division South

Highest ever league finish: 3rd, National League South, 2014/15


Last season was a successful one for Basingstoke completing the treble. Alongside their success in the North Hants Cup, they also lifted the Hampshire Senior Cup and

won the Isthmian League South Central division. Having earned promotion, they have consolidated impressively in their new division, finishing 12th in the Southern League Premier Division South (step 3) table. That's three levels higher than us in Wessex League Division One (step 6).


Three Basingstoke Town players celebrate scoring a goal towards their fans
Basingstoke Town celebrating a victory last season

Their top scorer this season is Bradley Wilson with 16 goals in the league. That's off the back of scoring a remarkable 37 goals in the 'Stoke's promotion campaign last year.


They currently play at the Hampshire FA complex at Winklebury having being forced out of their town centre ground The Camrose in 2019. Attendances are still high, however, having attracted over 1,000 fans on four occasions at home this season.


Route to the final

Quarter final - Romsey Town 4-2 Hook

Semi final - Whitchurch United 0-1 Romsey Town


Quarter final - Basingstoke Town 4-1 Alresford Town

Semi final - Basingstoke Town 5-0 Stockbridge


Admission details

Tomorrow night's final is at Foxcotte Park, the home of Andover New Street. Admission on the gate is priced at £7 for adults and £3 for concessions.


We'll see you all tomorrow night where we hope to shock the local footballing world!

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