BIG DAY FOR MELKSHAM TOWN IN THE FA VASE

Wiltshire outfit looking to edge ever nearer to Wembley...

IT’S the biggest game in the history of Melksham Town on Saturday as the Wiltshire outfit plays host to Tring Athletic in the fifth round of the Buildbase FA Vase.

A large four-figure crowd is expected at their Oakfields Stadium as they plot their route into the last eight and a step closer to Wembley.

“The boys will want to repay the fans and the club with a performance in the biggest game in the club’s history,” said manager, Kieran Baggs. “Everyone knows that when you get into a cup game, home advantage comes in, especially at Oakfields, it will be rocking on Saturday.

“We will be hoping for over 1,000 and that will give the players that extra buzz, they can be the 12th man at times.

“It’s my first season as manager and at the start of the year you could only dream to do this well in the Vase, have a shot at promotion and still be in the Les Phillips Cup.

“Everything is going well. I’m an extremely grounded person and I just want to make sure that the boys are ready for Saturday; we will take that game as it comes.

“We’ve done our homework on Tring and have a game plan. We can’t wait for the action to start now!”

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