Dynamo boss thrilled by cup win

Ilkley Gazette: Danny Forrest shares the management duties Danny Forrest shares the management duties

Ilkley Dynamo have reached the Wharfedale Sunday Cup final for the first time since 1984 and will be going all out to secure the club’s first silverware in 12 years.

Their place in the final was secured with a convincing 4-0 victory over Milford.

Two goals apiece for Phil Thommesen and Chris Holmes ensured Dynamos a place in the final against Yeadon Veterans who beat Rawdon Old Boys 3-0.

Manager Shaun Bishop said: “Being in the final is just massive for the club. It’s been a long time coming and I think we deserve it. We’ve got a great set of lads who are naturally talented footballers.”

Harrogate Town’s, former Brad- ford City and Guiseley striker Danny Forrest shares the manage- ment duties and Bishop believes Forrest has made a big impact.

“Danny’s got great experience which has been a huge help. We came in a couple of years ago and everything has come together really well,” he said.

Bishop is no stranger to success having been a part of the side which won Dynamo’s last trophy, a league title in 2000/01. Ending their trophy drought will be no easy task as Yeadon Veterans beat them to the Wharfedale Triangle title last year and have won all eight league games this season.

“They’re a quality side, there’s no doubt about it, we’re going to have to raise our game if we’re going to win. They’ve played to a good standard but we’re going to give them a good challenge.

“We’re well prepared for it, we know what’s at stake and we’re going to go all out for the win,” said Bishop.

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