Petersfield Town manager Connor Hoare is aiming for victory in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup today (Saturday).

The Rams were drawn away to fellow Wessex League Premier Division outfit Lymington Town, but the tie has been switched to Petersfield’s Love Lane ground (3pm).

Hoare is hoping a bumper home crowd will turn up and help cheer his side to glory in the prestigious competition.

“The FA Cup is so exciting – you always want to do well in it,” he said.

“A few mates of mine played for Havant & Waterlooville against Liverpool, and I also had mates who played for Chichester City against Tranmere Rovers – it is a special competition.

“Our supporters are unbelievable and always follow us in good numbers so hopefully that will be the case again.

“We should have a strong squad available – only Nathan Primus and Kieran Alcock are missing.

“The aim is to progress, but we know it won’t be easy against Lymington.

“We’re facing a busy month of fixtures on Saturdays and Tuesdays – but it makes sense to get as many games as possible in now while the pitches are good.

“We certainly wouldn’t want it any other way.”

If the Rams beat Lymington they will host Bemerton Heath Harlequins or Bournemouth at Love Lane in the preliminary round of the FA Cup on Saturday, August 19.