BOSS Adie Arnold believes capturing silverware could be the turning point in Verwood Town’s difficult campaign.

Relegated from Wessex Premier last season, the Potters have endured a grim opening to life back in Wessex One, picking up just three wins in 17 games.

However, despite their dismal league record, Verwood have the opportunity to lift the Bournemouth Senior Cup for the third time when they face Wessex Premier Bashley at Hurn Bridge tomorrow (7.45pm).

Arnold told the Daily Echo: “I won the Bournemouth Senior Cup twice as a player. We have had success at Verwood and now it is a case of rebuilding the club from top to bottom.

“There are certain parts in a season which can turn things – this, hopefully, could be our turning point.

“It would mean a lot to me to win it. I am sure there aren’t many people who would have won it as a player and a manager.

“Verwood is a big part of my life. I think everyone knows how much the club means to me and I was here a long time as a player.

“There is a lot of hard work that goes in behind the scenes so it would boost the whole club if we could win – it has boosted the club just getting to the final.”

Potters progressed by beating Hampshire Premier Sway on penalties and springing a shock 2-1 extra-time victory over Wessex Premier Lymington Town.

Bash, bidding for their fifth Bournemouth Senior Cup, overcame Bournemouth Manor, Hamworthy United and Downton.

The competition this season has been resurrected after a 13-year uncontested spell.

Verwood last won the crown in 1995, while Bashley’s reserves claimed the cup the previous season.

“The competition has always been a great cup locally and it is great to see it back,” added Arnold.

“It’s good for local football, it should never have been stopped.”