Get behind the Bucks!

Telford & Wrekin Council leader Councillor Shaun Davies and borough mayor Councillor Raj Mehta have urged residents to get behind the Bucks – as the club bids on Saturday to reach Wembley in the FA Trophy Final.

The Bucks are bidding to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg of the FA Trophy semi-final against National League leaders Leyton Orient.

The return leg is at 3pm on Saturday and Councillors Davies and Mehta have issued a rallying cry in the hope that the game will sell out.

Councillor Mehta said: “It would be fantastic to see a sold out Buck’s Head in full voice on Saturday to give the players a huge lift as they walk out for the game.

“It would be wonderful for the profile of both the club and the borough if they were to make it to Wembley for the FA Trophy Final, although we know the semi-final will be tough against a very good team.”

Councillor Davies added: “It is fantastic that the club is only 90 minutes from a Wembley final this time.

“I would urge as many people who can get to the game to go along and hopefully witness history being made.”

Young people under the age of 16 are being let into Saturday’s game for just £1 in the hope of further boosting the gate. A sell out crowd is expected and there are very few tickets left. The number to call is 01952 6400064.

If AFC Telford United do make it to Wembley, the final will be part of Non-League Finals Day on Sunday May 19. Their opponents would be either AFC Fylde or Stockport County, who drew their first leg 0-0 last Saturday.

Pictured at the New Bucks Head with council leader Councillor Shaun Davies and borough mayor Councillor Raj Mehta are Ercall Wood Academy pupil Elliott Ward, of Admaston, and Ella Fisher, of Randlay, both aged 12. 

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