HOLLAND FC assistant boss Calvin Allen believes his players should relish the occasion and enjoy a pressure-free night when they lock horns with Harleston Town in tonight's First Division Knockout Cup final.

The sides are set to meet in an eagerly-awaited clash at Woodbridge Town's Notcutts Park (kick-off 7.45pm).

Holland have done brilliantly to reach the final, winning four matches and, most notably, prevailing 2-0 at Swaffham Town in their semi-final on March 19.

Having started with a bye in the first round, they also eliminated Little Oakley 4-2, Braintree Town Reserves 5-2 and May and Baker 3-1.

It has been a great adventure for Rob Batten's side and now they are looking forward to the challenge of trying to bring silverware back to their new W&S Scaffolding Community Stadium.

“We have to try and perform like we did against Swaffham in our semi-final," said an upbeat Allen, whose side will head into the clash in great heart after Monday's stunning 2-0 victory at Thurlow Nunn League first division south high-fliers Coggeshall United.

“If we do that, we’ll give as good as we get and hopefully cause an upset.

“Harleston are top of the league and going for the double.

“I’ve seen a video of them and they look a really decent side.

“But that means there’s no pressure on us because everyone will be expecting them to win.

“I just want us to go there and perform to the best of our ability, to do ourselves justice.

“That’s all anyone can ask of them."

Holland lost 2-0 at Wormley Rovers on Saturday but bounced back to winning ways thanks to their excellent win at Coggeshall, on Monday.

Jimmy Webb scored both goals in what was their final league fixture of the campaign.

Under-18 pair Finley Caro and Marcus Russell made their first-team debuts, both making telling contributions and completing all 90 minutes.

Holland, established in 2006, are no strangers to cup success and won the Tommy Thompson Cup in their first season in the Essex and Suffolk Border League.

They also won the Essex Premier Cup in 2008-09.