Bretton North End manager Joe Duffy admits the possibility of a prestigious league and cup double in his first season in charge is beyond his wildest dreams.
The Peterborough Sunday Morning Division One title favourites reached the final of the PFA Sunday Cup by claiming a second successive Premier Division scalp last weekend.
A brilliant hat-trick from Harley Williams enabled Bretton to come from 2-1 down to beat Ploughman 4-2 at Werrington..
Bretton will now play crack top-flight side Parkway in the final. Parkway, who beat Thurlby 5-0 in the other semi-final, are managed by Paul Passero, who manages Bretton North End’s Peterborough League team!
“It should be a cracking final,” Duffy insisted.
“And I’m so proud of my lads. We have no star names, but we have a lot of desire and ability and that has been enough.
“Harley plays for Bourne and Conor Pridmore is at Thorney, but otherwise it’s a team of mates who work hard.
“I grew up in Bretton and I was proud to take the manager’s job on, but to be on the verge of winning the league and then making a big cup final is beyond my wildest dreams.”
Ploughman, who were the holders of the cup, led 2-1 at half-time after superb strikes from Ondre Odain and Danny Hilliam cancelled out Williams’ opener. But a freak free-kick strike from Liam Gallagher and a header and a last-gasp penalty from Williams saw Bretton through.
Parkway’s win was more routine. Andrew Bradley (2), Chris Brown, Rob Ames and Stuart Eason scored their goals.