BASINGSTOKE Town start their quest for FA Cup glory on Saturday at Winchester City’s ground against Westfield in a preliminary round tie.

They play at the same level as the Dragons, but in the Isthmian League South Central Division and have opened their campaign with two impressive wins.

The Surrey side made their exit last season in the FA Cup at this stage beaten by AFC Stoneham, while for Town it is their first time they have played in preliminary round of the competition since 1995, when they beat Westbury United after a replay.

This was two years before the Dragons most famous cup run, when they made it all the way through to the second round proper before losing in a penalty shoot-out to Northampton.

Town will be looking for a victory following two league defeats 2-0 at Sholing on Tuesday night and a 4-3 reverse at home to Barnstaple last Saturday.

Manager Martin Kuhl said: "We have lost our first two which is disappointing, but we just to be more ruthless in both boxes.

"We had enough chances to win the game at Sholing and they have had three chances and scored from two of them.

"I think the performance was good and we will take that into the Saturday, which is a big game as we want to do well in FA Cup, as the club needs the prize money."

On Monday afternoon, Basingstoke will be at home to Winchester City in the league.