Falmouth Town will bid to reach the third round proper of the FA Vase for the first time in eight years when they welcome Longlevens to Bickland Park on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

The Gloucestershire club, who are currently tenth in the Hellenic League Premier Division, will make the 210-mile trip to Cornwall on Saturday for what will be their first-ever second round proper tie, after they beat Cowes Sports 1-0 after extra time in the previous round.

Town have created their own history in the competition this season, having played two Cornish teams in the same season of the tournament for the first time, beating St Blazey 3-1 before thrashing rivals Helston Athletic 5-1 in the first round proper two weeks ago, which was the first time the teams had met in the Vase.

Manager Andrew Westgarth said: "It's going to be a great day and especially now with the Rugby World Cup Final [between England and South Africa], it's going to be an unbelievable day. I think the clubhouse is going to be open at nine in the morning and they've got the Vase team from '87 there so that's going to be special. It's a good buzz around the club at the minute."

This will Town's first home tie after five successive away journeys, a run that extends back to last season.

A victory over Bridport was followed by an extra-time defeat at Hamworthy United, before successive victories this season at Bristol Telephones, St Blazey and Helston, and Westgarth is keen to enjoy home comforts once again.

"I was quite public in saying that I wanted an away trip [prior to the draw]," he said, "and don't get me wrong, I would have loved to have had an away trip, but now it's home and I'm actually quite looking forward to a home on because we've got a really good chance of progressing at home because we're very good at home.

"I don't know anything about them – we haven't had the chance to go up and see them because every time we're meant to have played they're playing, so we are going into the complete unknown.

"It should be a great game, a long distance for them so it'll be interesting to see how they can deal with that."

Victory on Saturday would see Town into the last 64 of the competition for the first time in eight years, and would put the Cornish club just five wins away from Wembley.

Town have carved out a reputation for being a strong cup team under Westgarth, having won two trophies and reached three finals in the last two seasons, and he is welcoming the chance to go deep in another one.

He said: "That's the great thing about a cup because you get the adulation of winning the round and then you get the excitement of, 'who are we going to have next', and it just claws you further and further forward.

"I can never understand managers who dismiss cup games because it can keep your season alive and give you something to look forward to, and it's one that we are really looking forward to because these are all history-making games."

  • Follow live text coverage of Saturday's Vase tie on the Packet website from 1.30pm.