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Guernsey face historic National League System Cup final

Guernsey footballers and crowd celebrate Ross Allen's 91st minute goal
Guernsey beat Dorset 3-2 to secure their place in the final

Guernsey's opponents in this Saturday's Football Association National League System Cup final are describing the match as the biggest in their history.

Liverpool County Premier League face Guernsey Senior County League at the Track on Saturday.

Guernsey manager Tony Vance said: "The bottom line is that we've done fantastically well to manage to get to the final."

The winning team will represent England in the UEFA Regions Cup.

The match has already made history as it will be the first time the final of the FA National League System Cup has been held outside the UK.

Guernsey SCL's route to final
3-2 Dorset Premier League
3-2 Hertfordshire Senior County League
3-2 Southern Amateur League
2-0 Northampton Town League

Vance added: "It's a national competition, which ultimately if we win then we become, well the best way to describe it is as the best amateur team in the British Isles - that's what the prize is."

The Merseyside league are sending a party of thirty players, officials, coaching staff and county league representatives to the match.

League secretary Iain Munro said: "This is far and away the biggest game in our short history, it's an enormous feat to have reached the final and in effect we're now the best league in England."

Liverpool County Premier League
Manager Stuart Daly said his league was already the best in England

The Liverpool County Premier League was formed in 2006 when the I Zingari League and the Liverpool County Combination merged.

Team Manager Stuart Daly said: "It's the biggest thing our league has been involved in and it's certainly the biggest thing I've been involved with in 40 plus years in football. I'm really looking forward to it - I just wish I'd got this far as a player personally."

The Liverpool side will be missing a star striker from their line up on Saturday, with joint top-scorer in the competition James Lundon unable to make the journey as he would not be able to fly back on the Sunday early enough to attend his son's christening.

Liverpool CPL's route to final
3-2 Yorkshire Old Boys League
3-1 Cambridge County League
2-1 Isle of Man League
3-2 Northern Alliance League

Lundon told BBC Merseyside that his decision followed some pressure from his wife and mother-in-law: "At the end of the day my lad comes first before any game. My wife doesn't really understand football."

However, his brother Michael and two teammates who are due to be godparents, are making the journey.

Daly said it was a shame Lundon would be missing, but added: "When James goes we'll get someone else who will step up to the plate and hopefully do the job equally as capably as James has been doing for us."

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