Second Division Cup Final - Johnston v Kilgetty on Friday, April 5th, 7pm kick off at the Bridge Meadow:

We have a good final in store tomorrow.

Johnston play Kilgetty in the Second Division Cup final, and it's fair to say both appear evenly matched.

The Tigers lie fourth in the league and Kilgetty fifth - but although the latter are seven points behind they have two games in hand. 

In fact tomorrow won't be the only battle between the two sides before the season is out. With Bridge 2nds and Hakin 2nds both in the top three as it stands, fourth place will be enough for promotion to Division One. And the two sides still have to meet at Kingsmoor.

Their only meeting this season came at Glebelands after Christmas when Johnston won 3-1 - although that will have little bearing on this one.

The Tigers are rebuilding after a tough few seasons but certainly have experience in their ranks. Steven Mills, Joe John, Scott Murray and Paul Jones are all former West Wales Cup winners while Steve Allen has many Division One titles and Senior Cups to his name. Up front Scott Crawford and Ryan Doyle have both scored goals aplenty in Division One, and have done so again this season.

Kilgetty too have strength in depth in their squad though - as shown in their semi final win over Hakin where both Tom Mansbridge and Ollie Gamble came off the bench to score vital goals.

Henry Lawrence also struck two screamers that day and will be one to watch in the final. Captain Josh Bevan has been ever present this season and under manager Rob Beynon, Kilgetty are unbeaten since December - ironically when they lost to Johnston.

And with regular keeper Kyle Marsh cup tied, Andrew Evans has deputised in goal thoughout the cup run and done admirably, patricularly in that semi final with a big save when the score was still 0-0.

There are no clear favourites here. Sounds a cliche, but it's all on the night.

The history:

Surprisingly, Johnston are looking for a first win in this competition.

I say that because they've actually been in four finals - losing all of them, including three on the bounce between 2002 and 2004.

Their last appearance came in the 2009/10 season when they were beaten 1-0 by St Ishmaels.

Of course they've captured both the Senior and West Wales Cup, but thus far this one has escaped them. This would also be their first trophy since that night in the Liberty Stadium in May 2013 when they beat Penlan Club for that West Wales crown.

Kilgetty meanwhile, have fared much better. They've appeared seven finals, the first of which when they beat RAF Folly 2-1 in 1955/56 - and captured the trophy five times.

Their last final appearance saw them hammer Saundersfoot 5-1 in 2007/08. And their last silverware came in the 2016/17 campaign when they were promoted from Division Three as champions.

Routes to the final:

Round One: 

St Ishmaels 1-2 Johnston (Scott Crawford, Ryan Doyle PEN)

Prendergast Villa 3-5 Kilgetty (Jordan Gorman, Henry Lawrence, Richard Tebbut, Josh Bevan 2)

Quarter finals:

Broad Haven 1-1 Johnston (Joe John) (Johnston won 5-4 on penalties)

Kilgetty 7-2 Camrose

Semi finals:

Letterston 0-2 Johnston (Scott Crawford, Chris Phillips)

Hakin United II 1-4 Kilgetty (Henry Lawrence 2, Ollie Gamble, Tom Mansbridge)

View from both camps:

Dean Boswell (Johnston manager): "It's been a tough couple of years so it's nice to be in this final. We did well towards the end of last season and have come on more since then.

"We are in a good position in the league and this is a first final for the club since 2013. And what's nice is there will be boys involved who played at the Liberty Stadium on that night.

"Our squad is mostly Johnston boys and for selection, I'll be sticking with who has been loyal or season. Johnston supporters are good for following us on nights like these and we had a good turn out for the semi final - so there should be a fair few there tomorrow."

Lukas Gamble (Kilgetty Chairman and coach): "It's superb for the club to have a night like this again. We have a bus coming down for supporters and players and lot more from Kilgetty will be going down. I think there will be a big crowd there.

"We've been on a really good run but had that draw at Camrose last week and to be fair, we didn't deserve to win the game. But I think that could help because it was a wake up call and we won't go into the final now with any false sense of confidence.

"It should be a close game and hopefully a good night for everyone involved."