FOOTBALL: Minehead bid to end cup hoodoo

Somerset County Gazette: FOOTBALL: Minehead bid to end cup hoodoo FOOTBALL: Minehead bid to end cup hoodoo

MINEHEAD go in search of their first cup final in 35 years today.

The Blues visit Portishead Town reserves in the last four of the Somerset Senior Cup – a trophy they have yet to win in their 124 year history.

However the club has not been without cup success over the years, having won the more senior Somerset Premier Cup on several occasions.

Minehead were highly regarded as ‘giant killers’ during the late 1970s, knocking sides such as Swansea City, Wycombe Wanderers, Worcester City and Cheltenham Town out of the FA Cup – a competition in which they appeared in the ‘proper rounds’ on ten different occasions.

However cup success for the Blues has severely dried up since the early 80s.

And should they win on Saturday they will book their place in a cup final for the first time since 1979 when they lost to Yeovil Town in the Somerset Professional Cup over two legs.

Historians would need to look back a further two years to 1977 to find the last time they won a cup final, when they beat their old foes Yeovil Town, again over two legs.

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