ROB Small is looking forward to what will be ‘a day to remember’ as Bowers & Pitsea will officially get their hands on the Isthmian North title tomorrow.

Bowers, who were crowned champions in the 4-0 victory over Dereham Town 13 days ago, will be presented with the trophy after the clash with Heybridge Swifts at the Len Salmon Stadium.

And Small says he cannot wait for another promotion party to get underway this weekend.

“Whatever happens during the game with Heybridge, we know that we will be rewarded for our efforts this season by lifting the trophy at 5pm,” said the Bowers boss.

“We technically won the title by beating Dereham, but we knew we were going to win it the minute Brad Warner scored a late winner at Soham Town Rangers and heard Maldon & Tiptree had been beaten.

“One of the benefits of waiting for the trophy after winning the title is that you get to celebrate all over again.

“I told the players that we have to milk the fact that we are the champions because it’s not often that you are going to win the league and be able to enjoy the last few weeks of the season with no pressure.”

Julian Dicks’ Heybridge, who have already sealed a play-off place, make the trip to Bowers tomorrow.

And Small admits the West Ham United legend was quick to congratulate the Bowers chief on clinching the title.

“It’s no secret that, as a West Ham fan, he was a hero of mine,” added Small.

“I was sitting there on Sunday morning when a phone call came through.

“I didn’t have Julian’s number, so it was a surprise and it was a nice touch for him to do that.

“It goes without saying that I really appreciated him congratulating me and us as a club on our success.”

Bowers head into the clash on a 15-match winning run, which began following a 1-0 defeat to Heybridge in January.

And Small is eager to extend the impressive streak until the end of the campaign.

“Whatever happens in the game, it will not detract from what has been a fantastic season and it will be a day to remember,” confirmed Small.

“But if there was any incentive for the players it is that they could lift the trophy after another win.

“We have won every game since losing to Heybridge in the reverse fixture and we won five games before that so we have won 20 of our last 21 games, which is incredible.”