BRIGHOUSE Town have a fantastic opportunity to make this season one to remember, as they take on local rivals Liversedge in the County Cup Final this evening.

Town’s resurgent run towards the end of the campaign saw them collect eight victories out of their last 12, but they did just miss out on the play-off places, so a victory tonight would crown the season off in style.

However, it will be no easy task as they face off with the champions of their division, Sedge.

Under Jonathan Rimmington the club have gone from strength-to-strength and only lost once throughout the entire league season.

But Powell’s Brighouse will be doing their best to prevent a league and cup double for Rimmington's side.

Ahead of the fixture, Powell said: “Sedge are our local rivals, they've won the league and they are going to be firm favourites, so winning this (County Cup) would be extra special.

"It's going to be tough and winning it would be a massive achievement.

"We are happy as a club with how the last part of the season has gone, especially the past 12 games or so. We've been able to find more consistency with team selections and that has meant we've been more consistent in picking up results. If we win the County Cup alongside our league progress, then I would deem this season as a successful one."

Despite Brighouse's surge in form, Powell expects that element of momentum to be forgotten about ahead of tonight's tie.

He said: "We won't be getting carried away with what has happened in recent weeks because form goes out the window in finals. It's a game between two sides and anything can happen. It's all about which side turns up on the day.

"I don't believe in momentum. There's no guarantee that you're going to win the game if you won the last. It's how football goes and it's how life goes.

"We will look to impose our strengths on the game which include being on the front foot, being aggressive and being able to move the ball quickly. If we can do that well tonight then I believe we can get a result. They are the favourites, so it is going to be up to us to see if we can upset the odds.

"I know for a fact Sedge will be up for it, so we are preparing in the best possible way to take on the strongest possible Sedge side."

Powell added: "There is definitely belief and a confidence within our camp that we can win the title."

Powell will be delighted to have retained several key players for next season after it was confirmed that Redmond Lee, Brett Souter and Matty Nebard would stay on with Town.

He said: "It's important for us to be able to retain players of this quality. We've got a good foundation built at the club and my job is to convince the squad to stay together.

"I've spoken to a lot of the players and they have agreed to stay on, so we can begin working together again ahead of next season."