Horsham travel to local rivals Steyning Town on Saturday for an eagerly-anticipated derby clash in the first round of the FA Vase.
Town are at the furthest they have been in the competition and host the Premier Division’s high-flying Hornets at The Shooting Field.
Both sides’ managers are relishing the occasion with Horsham last playing in the competition back in 2001.
Steyning boss Alan Skipper said: “To be honest, first and foremost, I will be looking for the right performance from the lads. If a good performance is put in on the day, then we will see where that takes us.
“Horsham are a formidable opponent and respect will be given to them but we won’t be there to make up the numbers.”
Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola said: “Everyone will have to be on it as it can almost be a giant killing for them.
“We must not be complacent, that would be the worst thing we could do. They are a good side and will be up for it.”
The clash will see Horsham striker Terry Dodd face brother Matt, who plays in midfield for Town, and Di Paola added: “A lot of their players played for us at East Preston. Lee Garnham, Ash Finch, Matt Dodd, Ash Trowler and Ben Rose, there are a few down there, so it is going to be a decent game
“We are desperate just to get through, I do not care if it’s a bit like the Selsey game, which was rubbish, as long as we get through.”
Steyning themselves are hoping for a big crowd on the day and Skipper continued: “The occasion has to help the players. At this level, this is the type of game the players must be looking forward to. Hopefully, with a bumper crowd on the day, it will be something we can savour.
“It is going to be a great occasion for the club and there is some hard work, so thank-you to the committees and helpers.”
Kick-off is at 3pm.
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