A PLACE in the Les Phillips Cup final is at stake as Bridgwater Town make the short trip to Willand Rovers tonight (ko 7.30pm).

The semi-final tie pits two Western League Premier Division high-flyers against each other, though Willand were knocked off top spot after they lost at Cribbs on Saturday.

They were replaced at the summit by Plymouth Parkway, who Bridgwater held to an impressive 1-1 draw at the weekend – a result that has given Town player-manager Dave Pearse confidence ahead of the semi-final.

“We are really looking forward to it and feel ready to go,” Pearse said.

“It is a chance to set up an exciting finale to our season.

“They lost on Saturday and have a hard run-in as well as a league game this Saturday, which we don’t have, so they may have one eye on the title race.

“But I am sure they will put out their strongest team and we will have to be at our best.”

Town have a full squad to pick from themselves, with goalkeeper Jake Viney available again after injury.

The Robins reached the semi-finals last season only to lose out on penalties at home to Shepton Mallet, extra motivation as they look to go one better this time around.

“Last year was disappointing as I felt we threw it away,” Pearse said.

“We owe Willand one from the league game [Town lost 4-1 at Fairfax Park in December] and there should be a big crowd down there.

“These are the sort of games you want to be involved in.”