By Jamie Moore
The Belvedere U15s are getting ready for cup final action tomorrow.
The boys in blue face Home Farm in the U15 Joe Corcoran SFAI Regional Cup final.
Kick off in Abbotstown is at 11am.
Belvo midfielder Brandon Holt has been speaking to BelvedereFC.Com ahead of the game.
“All of our preparation is done now. We trained well during the week and on Saturday morning, we’re all feeling good and ready for the game.”
“It's a big occasion but the only way you can enjoy a cup final is to win it and that’s what we are planning to do.”
Belvo were knocked out of the SFAI All Ireland Cup two weeks ago, Brandon says they’ll use that disappointment to help motivate them to win on Sunday.
“It was very disappointing to lose in the All Ireland but now all of our focus is on tomorrow, we can’t think about what happened before, it’s all about Sunday now.”
Belvo and Home Farm have been regular opposition for each other in the last couple of seasons, so how does Brandon think that familiarity will impact on the game?
“Yeah we're used to playing each other. We know their strengths and weaknesses and they know ours. There’s not really secrets in DDSL football as we play each other quite often. It will be a battle for sure and the games have always been tight, it could be that way again tomorrow.”
Brandon is used to the surroundings of the FAI HQ in Abbotstown with the DDSL and Ireland U15s.
The pitches are HUGE, the exact same size as The Aviva.
He hopes the big pitch will help them to win the game.
“We like to play a passing style of football so the pitch should suit it. We’ll be looking to make it as big as we can when we have the ball, and to press well as a group when Home Farm have it. It’s always a good surface there which will help too.”
Having won the DDSL League Cup with Belvo U13s two seasons ago, Brandon is hoping for a similar winning feeling come 1pm on Sunday.
“There is no better feeling than winning trophies. That's what we play the game for. Hopefully we can have gold medals around our necks by the end of the game, we know what we need to do to win, but everyone at Home Farm will be feeling the exact same. Our total concentration will be on winning the game and I’m confident we can do that if we play to our best level.”