Richmond Town hoping for bumper ground at Saturday’s home cup final

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Richmond Town will take part in the final of the Shipowners Charity Cup this Saturday.

They will take on Cleator Moor Celtic FC at Earls Orchard, Richmond, at 2pm.

The competition was first contested back in 1898.

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Cleator Moor have won it twice, in 2008 and 2013.

The current Wearside League campaign ended with the Cumbrians finishing third and Richmond fourth.

Captain Scott Ryan has called for the town to get behind the team and hopes a big crowd will be in attendance for the final game of the season.

“It’s a massive game, one of the biggest in the clubs history” said the scorer of an impressive 48 goals this season, and also a member of the quadroople winning team in 2012, the last time Richmond lifted any silverware.

“It’s a very historic competition, it was first contested in 1898.

To win it would be fantastic, and it would be our first success since joining the Wearside League.

“We know it wont be easy. Cleator Moor Celtic have beaten us twice this season in the league, so we are well aware we’re going to have to be at the top of our game. It’s Whit weekend also, so there will be lots more people in town than normal.

“We hope that they’ll wander down to Earls Orchard and get behind the team, and hopefully see us lift that historic trophy.”