JONNO Huse has set his sights on winning the League Shield with Wraysbury Village this season.

Having been beaten semi-finalists in each of the last two years, Wraysbury would dearly love to go one better this time around as the club continues to grow on and off the pitch.

Huse plays for the Division Three club and told the Observer: “We’re looking to strengthen and grow next season as a whole club. There’s actually a lot of stuff being done to try to improve our position.

“We’re looking to add a youth team next year. Some people have already done their level one coaching and safeguarding courses so there’s progress being made, and we’ve just taken on a Vets team as well.”

He added: “We’re looking to finish in the top three in our division and win the League Shield, that’s our highest priority. We’ve reached the semi finals for the past two seasons, so it would be nice to win that cup.”

Wraysbury suffered defeat in the Berks & Bucks Junior Trophy at the hands of Bracknell Royals on Sunday. The second round tie finished 1-1 in normal time before Bracknell progressed with a 4-1 success in the penalty shoot-out.

Huse commented: “It was a new formation for us because to win the Berks & Bucks Cup is not realistic and it’s not high on our priorities.

“We tried a new formation and got people game time which they might not have got in a regular match.

“Overall it was a fair and good game, and the referee handled it very well. It was nice to have a fair game with no malice in it.”

Wraysbury Village Veterans are also out of the competition after a 3-2 defeat at home to Hope & Anchor in round two.

However, Spartan Red Kites and Slough United Reserves have gone through to the third round where they will play away at Woodley Saints Kites and Dinamo Chequers Reserves respectively.

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