A PORT Glasgow community is rallying behind its own football team as they play in their first ever cup final.

The whole of Park Farm will be cheering on amateur side Port Glasgow United, made up of a squad of friends who grew up together in the area.

After a year-long wait because of Covid-19 they hoping to finally play their big match later in the summer.

With the backing of main sponsors, Park Farm Post Office, the players are all set to take on their opponents and hope to have some support if the restrictions are relaxed in time.

Ross Kearns, who played in all the games to the final but has now re-joined Port Glasgow Juniors, said: "The team has only been set up for five years but we have all been friends our whole life.

"We all live streets away from each other.

"Most of us came through the boys clubs together and then some of us went on to play juniors.

"Most of the guys work in Ferguson's so I think they will be cheering us on as well

"It is a great achievement even to get to a final, it has been a great experience.

"We were gutted when it was cancelled because of Covid and the boys can't wait for the rescheduled date."

Port Glasgow United will take on Shawbridge at Cambuslang in the big final.

They had hoped to play earlier this month only for the match to be postponed yet again.

As the excitement grows Sanj Kaur of Park Farm Post Office is delighted to be backing the team, as well as the Caledonian Bar.

Committee member Kevin Grady said: "We really appreciated all the support from local people and businesses.

"We would also like to thank the team manager, John Jamieson, who puts a lot of time and effort in to the team.

"We are waiting for a confirmation date however we expect it to be late July or August and are hoping by that time we can have some support at the final."