Welling United head to Chatham Town in the semi-finals of the Kent Senior Cup on Tuesday evening (7.45pm).
The Wings have their eyes set on silverware come the end of the season with Warren Feeney keen to lift the 134-year-old trophy, but they will face a stern test at the Bauvill Stadium with the recently-crowned Isthmian South East champions standing in their way of a place in the final.
Welling are expected to field a strong side, although they will be without the cup-tied duo of Kodi Lyons-Foster and Christie Pattisson, who both represented Maidstone United earlier in the competition.
Tuesday’s victors will head to the final at Gillingham’s Priestfield Stadium on Wednesday, May 3rd to take on the winners of Margate and Ramsgate in the other semi-final.
The Wings’ route to the last four has seen them defeat Sittingbourne on penalties in the second round following a 2-2 draw, before dispatching of Ebbsfleet United 3-2 at the Kuflink Stadium last month.
A hugely-successful season has seen Chatham win the Isthmian South East title with a game to spare, sealing their crown with a victory over Cray Valley (PM) on Saturday.
They will be keen to add a second piece of silverware to their trophy cabinet this term and their Kent Senior Cup campaign has, so far, seen them beat Ashford United away on penalties in the first round, before beating Dover Athletic 2-0 at home in round two.
Following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes against Corinthian at the Bauvill Stadium in the last eight, they sealed their date with Welling in the semis with a 5-3 win on penalties.
The Wings have lifted the Kent Senior Cup on three occasions in their history, having reached the final 10 times, most recently in 2017 when they were beaten by Dover Athletic.
Their last triumph came in 2009 with a 6-1 final victory over Whitstable Town.
The Chats, meanwhile, have won the competition five times in their history, although all those successes came well over a century ago in 1889, 1895, 1905, 1911 and 1919.
They have, however, more recently lifted the Kent Senior Trophy with a victory over Beckenham Town in 2019.
Warren Feeney: “We’re in the cup, I want to win the cup. It’s a great feeling to win any competition.
“I said to the boys that I want a medal and that’s something we should be striving for.”
Chatham Town Manager-Chairman, Kevin Hake: “The fans will come out for us again, I’m sure. It’s a nice stage to be at.
“You never know. They’re a good team in National League South so it’ll be nice to test ourselves against them.”
Tickets for the cup clash will be available at the turnstiles on the night of the game priced:
There will be no Radio Wings coverage from the game on Tuesday evening.
Supporters will be able to follow updates from throughout the evening via the club’s official social media channels, with key match updates provided on Twitter via @wellingunited.