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The STFC sweets made in Chesterfield
4:46pm Tuesday 20th March 2012 in Wembley 2012
A STORE is hoping for the sweet taste of success as it prepares for Swindon Town’s trip to Wembley.
Staff at Sweets Galore, in the Brunel Centre, hope they have the recipe for success as they sell STFC sweets ahead of the game.
Owners Sue and Dave Bracken are selling the sweet treats after one of their suppliers, who happens to be from Chesterfield, made them a batch of the red and white goodies.
The shop not only has the Swindon sweets on sale, but in the true spirit of the game, are also allowing the away side to have their traditional blue and white sweets sold.
Sue said: “My supplier is in Chesterfield and they make traditional hard boiled sweets.
“Because of the game she said they could make some for Swindon, which are red and white.
“They have sent us six tubs of the Swindon Town sweets and one of the Chesterfield ones.
“The Swindon ones are selling really well, and we have had a few Torquay fans who are going for the Chesterfield ones.”
Both Sue and Dave will be going to the game and say the game has created a real buzz about the town.
“Of course we are going,” said Sue. “I think everyone is – the club have nearly sold out their allocation.
“There is a real buzz around the town. A few of the players were at the STFC store [in the Brunel Centre] today and the trophy will be there next week, which is good for business.
“Everyone’s talking about the game. We are hoping for a better result than the play-off final and that the team can bring the trophy home.”
The sweets are available from the shop in the Brunel Centre ahead of the final on Sunday, March 25.
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‘Win would be great for the town’
SWINDON North MP Justin Tomlinson believes that the upcoming Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final will be a great occasion for the town to unite and support their team.
“I think it’s exceptional that the team have made it to Wembley,” said Mr Tomlinson, who is going to the match.
“This is a great opportunity for the town as whole to come together and get behind Paolo’s red and white army.”
With the club in the middle of a great run in the league and promotion a real possibility, the Conservative MP believes a win in the cup can only be a good thing.
“If we win the cup then it’ll be great for our promotion push,” he said.
“I have no doubt the players will give it their best and continue what has already been a fantastic season. I was there at Wembley in 2010 so I’m hoping for a better result this time around.”
And if Swindon were to win next Sunday, then it would also be something of a personal victory for Mr Tomlinson.
“I am friends with the Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins and we have a good-natured rivalry over this final.
“There is also personal pride at stake.”