Skrill South club Gosport Borough`s striker Tim Sills will once again play on the hollowed turf of Wembley Stadium after….
….his three goals in the FA Carlsberg Trophy semi-final games.
After scoring a single goal at Havant & Waterlooville in the first leg, Sills scored two more on Saturday and secured Gosport’s first trip to Wembley in their 70-year history.
But it won’t be the striker’s first trip, or even his second at the famous stadium.
Sills knows all about the highs and lows of Wembley as he was part of the Torquay United side defeated by Ebbsfleet United in the 2008 Trophy Final.
Redemption for Sills followed the following season when the Gulls defeated Cambridge United 2-0 in the Conference Promotion Play-Off final to seal promotion to the Football League. By coincidence, it is Cambridge that Boro’ will face on Sunday, March 23rd.
“It’s certainly been a fairytale throughout my career,” said Sills, who was also part of the Stevenage side who reached the final in 2009 but found himself left out.
“It’s been up and down but this time it will be just fantastic to go with a club like Gosport to a major final at Wembley.”
Sills only joined Gosport in October 2013 in an attempt by manager Alex Pike to find goals for his struggling side.
Goals have still be hard to come by as Boro’ find themselves at the foot of the Conference South but Sills’ contribution has given the dressing room a massive boost.
Now the hero of the `Battle of Hampshire` and his team-mates will need try and put their Wembley date behind them and find the goals and points that will lift Gosport to league safety.