DAVE Boddy was delighted and overwhelmed by the huge demand for FA Cup tickets over the weekend.

Less than 60 Worcester City tickets remain on sale for Saturday's first round clash at Chippenham, following a rush for tickets at St George's Lane.

A total of 800 tickets, 750 terrace and 50 seating, of the segregated 3,000-capacity tie at Hardenhuish Park were set aside for City.

Season ticket holders and other priority category holders snapped up around 200 tickets last Friday. The stampede continued on Saturday, when a further 500 were bought.

"The response for tickets has been absolutely superb," said City chairman Boddy. "We did anticipate this level of demand, though, because there's a feeling that something special is happening at the club."

Remaining tickets, priced £7 adults, £4 OAP's and £2 children, can be purchased today from 10am to 5pm at the club office and from 7.30pm to 10pm inside the social club.

Meanwhile, Worcester player-manager Andy Preece was relieved after his side grabbed their first league victory since August 20.

Captain Des Lyttle was on hand to score the only goal against Barrow, which lifts City out of the relegation zone.

"We are relieved to get the points in the end," said Preece. "But we deserved to win without playing really well.

"I wondered whether the goal was ever going to come. We had that many clear-cut chances, we should have been five or six up by half-time.

"We looked dangerous from set-pieces all day and it was nice that Des (Lyttle) got on the end of one.

"I'm pleased with the result and we needed the win. Now we can relax a little bit going to Chippenham and not worry too much about the league results going around us."