Tonight is a historic moment for one North Hampshire football club who are through to the qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time.

Tadley Calleva manager Adam Clark is relishing the challenge of hosting Step 3 Truro City in the FA Cup first qualifying round tonight.

The Wessex League club has never reached this stage of the competition before. 

But they have already put in the hard yards by winning away at Fawley 1-0 on Sunday in the extra preliminary round thanks to Andrew Charsley’s late goal.

That was their second successive clean sheet in the cup following a similar win in the previous round against Alresford.

Those two  triumphs have seen Tadley cash £2,569 in prize money and they will bank another £2,250 if  Southern League Truro are defeated.  The losers are already guaranteed another £750.

The Cornish visitors, who play two leagues higher than Tadley, face a 440-mile round trip in midweek but Clark does not think this will affect them.

Clark, whose side are at home to Wallingford in the FA Vase on Saturday, said: “Truro are used to long journeys so this will not be an issue for them. 

“They were playing in Conference South not long ago and were going well in their league before lockdown.

“It is a massive game for us as Tadley have never reached this stage before. We will have to be at our best, that goes without saying.

“They are a good side and I am just glad we got a clean sheet on Sunday as that will give us a bit of confidence.”