Wendron United are looking to progress further in the FA Cup Vase this Saturday after reaching the First Round Proper for the first time.

The Dron will be feeling confident when they welcome Bournemouth F.C. (Poppies) to The Underlane on the back of two wins in the past week against Sticker and Bovey Tracey, winning 4-0 and 6-1 respectively. Those impressive victories have seen the Dron rise to in fourth in the table.

United beat Bishop Sutton 2-1 in the second round qualifying match to reach this stage, whilst the Poppies lost 2-1 to Lymington Town FC in the FA Cup preliminary round.

Wendron Boss Michael O’Neill spoke about his feelings for the upcoming match, he said: “It’s pretty exciting. To get another home tie is ideal for us but we’re not going to take anything for granted, but we’re there to win.

“The overall mood around the club is excitement. The clubs been progressing the last few years and each year we’ve built on our reputation in any competition we’ve taken part in, and the Vase is no different.

“Anything that we can do in the Vase that can increase our on the pitch profile as well as generate some exposure of it is great for the club.” The manager added.

Wendron United chairman Peter Thorne spoke about the importance of cup competition and the financial side of the cup tie for this fixture, saying: “The FA Vase is a wonderful competition to be in, however the costs are always high due to match fees, but we hope to win this game and progress to the next round.”

Bournemouth F.C play in the Wessex Football League Premier Division and are currently 18th in the table, having lost their last four league matches.

O’Neill highlighted the preparation his side must do in order to get through to the next round: “We have to prepare in all the areas and all on all fronts to counter any type of threat we’ve failed to understand.

“They’re playing a step higher and in a different part of the country, so to try and understand what type of opposition they’ll be is difficult.

“However, we prepare well for our local games, and we will prepare exactly the same and the best we can for Bournemouth as well.”

Finally, the Wendron manager claimed his squad for the weekend is the ‘healthiest’ it has been in terms of numbers for a long time. He said: “We’ve got a strong squad, and we have to make sure that the team we pick perform on the pitch and that the guys off it are enjoying it as well.”

Kick of is at 3pm on Saturday October 23 at the Underlane.

READ NEXT: Cornwall football preview: FA Vase weekend for three, league return for Ryn