BASSETT Bulldogs manager Wayne Mathews wants his side to repeat their heroics from the Don Rogers Cup of 2016 when taking on FC Dorcan in the Swindon Advertiser Cup final tomorrow (3pm).

Bassett start as strong underdogs for the showpiece final – given that they finished second bottom of Swindon & District Division Two while opponents Dorcan ended their Premier Division season in mid-table – but manager Mathews argued that his side have been underdogs in every round through the competition and have still made it through.

Jason Hudson will carry Bulldogs’ primary threat up front and Mathews believes previous experience within the rest of his squad will help them carry out an upset.

He said: “Everyone is really looking forward to it – any cup final is exciting, isn’t it? We were here a few years ago and everyone was buzzing for it then, and we’re just as excited this time.

“We’ve been underdogs in every round of this cup so far and we’re still here. I don’t think we’ve actually played a team in our division yet, so we’ll go into this game with the same attitude as every other round and see what happens.

“We haven’t played Dorcan in a couple of years, so we don’t know what they’re going to be like. We know they’re a very, very good side, but we’ll just try and treat it the same as every other game – keep it tight at the back and try and attack as a team.”

Meanwhile, in the George Thomas Cup final, there is a Stratton derby between Lower Stratton and Wheatsheaf Stratton (11am).