DAFC and Town battle it out in Gold Cup final this evening

The Paul Henry Gold Cup final takes place this evening at the Bowl

The Paul Henry Gold Cup final takes place this evening at the Bowl

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The last silverware of the senior Manx football season will be decided this evening (Thursday) when Douglas Athletic and Castletown battle it out in the Paul Henry Gold Cup final at the Bowl.

Athletic are aiming to complete a memorable league and cup treble, having already clinched the JCK Division Two and GH Corlett Woods Cup titles.

Town, meanwhile, will be hoping to end their season on a high after narrowly missing out on promotion to the Premier League with Athletic, finishing just two points behind second-placed Colby.

On paper the Pinks will be favourites to complete the treble having already defeated the Mets three times in the league and cup this season. However, the two league meetings were close affairs with DAFC winning both by the odd goal which suggests that another close game could be in store.

It remains to be seen how the sides will line up at the Bowl tonight, but it is expected to be Pinks’ striker Mark Wolfenden’s last game following the news that he will undergo a jaw operation in the near future which means he will likely retire from the game.

Can Wolfie go out on a high? Kickoff is at 7pm at the Bowl - follow @manxfootyblog

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