Carlisle City will tonight bid to get their hands on the Cumberland Cup for the first time for nearly two decades.

But the Northern League Division Two side must overcome Wetheriggs United in order to claim the silverware.

The county senior cup final takes place at Penrith’s Frenchfield Park tonight (kick-off 7pm).

Westmorland League Division One outfit Wetheriggs will be hoping to win the competition for the first time, having last reached the final in 1988 when they were beaten by Gretna.

City’s last win came back in 2004, when they beat Penrith in the final, their last of three wins to date.

Manager Jim Nichols said it was high time the Gillford Park club ended that run.

“For a club of Carlisle City’s stature in the county, they haven’t won the county cup enough and now we have the chance to do that,” said Nichols, his side having beaten holders Carlisle United in the semi-finals.

The final comes amid a crucial spell for City, who have two games remaining in their league campaign with promotion still in their sights.

They sit third in their division after a high-scoring season.

While City will be favourites tonight, Wetheriggs are also enjoying an impressive campaign.

They have won 12 of their 13 league games, and on Saturday enjoyed a 3-2 win over Sedbergh & Dent United.

They got past Pirelli in the semi-finals to book their place in tonight’s final, with former Penrith marksman Martyn Coleman among the Wetheriggs dangermen.

Entry tonight is £3 adults and £1 concessions.