CANVEY Island captain Jey Siva is keen to make happy memories in Friday night's Isthmian North play-off final against Brentwood Town.

The two teams will do battle in front of a packed Park Lane.

And Siva wants to make it another night to remember.

“For me it’s all about making memories now and what a great memory promotion would be in front of our own fans,” said Siva.

“I’m really excited about the game if I’m honest.

“We’ve worked hard all season and we were gutted to miss out on winning the league because I feel like we’ve got a very strong team and a squad that was good enough to do it.

“We were top for a large part of the season so it was disappointing not to win it but we’re in the play-off final now and there’s going to be a great turn out at Park Lane.

“I can’t wait for the game and I’m hoping we get over the line and get promotion because it would something really special to celebrate with our fans.”

Canvey - who finished the league season in second placed - had more than 1,000 supporters roaring them in Tuesday night’s semi-final success against Felixstowe & Walton.

And Siva feels the Gulls benefit hugely from their fans.

“They’ve been brilliant all season and I would say they’re the best supporters in the league,” said Siva.

“When we travel away they make more noise than anyone we’ve been to so for me they’re the best in the league.

“We can’t thank them enough for turning up every week and making so much noise because it makes so much difference to the boys.

“I’m sure it’s going to be a great atmosphere this evening as well.”

Canvey’s supporters have also had plenty to cheer this season.

And Siva feels Brad Wellmen’s side have been enjoyable to watch.

“I think it’s been a great season for us,” said Siva.

“We score a lot of goals and I think we’ve got more than 100 this season.

“It’s been an exciting season but it’s been frustrating at times too when we should’ve won games and we haven’t because of our game management or letting in silly goals.

“I’m sure the supporters have enjoyed it but it all comes down to finishing off the job now.”

Siva knows exactly how promotion feels having gone up with both Enfield Town and Wealdstone already in his career.

And he will look to make that experience count this evening.

“I’m hoping having experienced it before I can be the calm one in the changing room who can talk to the boys and help with any pre-match nerves,” Siva.

“We do have an experienced team though in fairness so it’s probably only two or three in the line-up who haven’t played in a final before.

"But although I’m towards the end of my career now it’s still just exciting as it’s ever been and I’m really looking forward to it.”

However, Siva is certainly not taking success for granted and knows Brentwood will be tough to beat.

“It’s a very difficult game,” said Siva.

“They’re very organised off the ball and they pose a real threat going forward too so we’re fully aware of what they will bring to the table. But we just have to concentrate on our game and getting the job done.”