NOW that the first-ever competitive Worcester Derby is out the way, focus can switch back to the task at hand according to Worcester City boss Chris Cornes.

Much of the early season felt geared towards the highly-anticipated Derby on Wednesday night, that City won 1-0 thanks to a fourth-minute stunner from Liam Lockett.

But Cornes is keen for his side to move on and attention now turns to their FA Cup first-round qualifying tie at Sherwood Colliery on Saturday afternoon.

"I am almost glad the Raiders game is over and done with, it was always in the back of our minds so we can put it behind us now, move on and do a job on Saturday," he said.

"Sherwood are in really good form and have made a really strong start to the season so we are expecting a really tough game but we will do our best to keep our run in the cup going."

Wednesday night's victory will be one that supporters will certainly not forget in a hurry, even if the players and management must now do so.

City only increased expectations of a title push in the Hellenic League Premier thanks to the manner of that 1-0 victory, but Cornes is still insistent on taking it one game at a time.

But before another local derby clash with Pershore Town in the league on Tuesday, City have a five-hour round trip to Nottinghamshire to face Sherwood in the FA Cup.

"It's about regrouping, getting the lads ready, a little bit of maintenance and some TLC after Wednesday, making ourselves ready," added Cornes.

"Now we need to do a job in the cup and keep that run going. There will be fans making that long 2-and-a-half-hour trip so it's about giving back to them for making that effort as that is what the FA Cup is about, it's for the fans.

"We have a big squad and if there are a few knocks, bumps and bruises, we have people who can come in and do what is required.

"Let's get ready and sorted for Saturday, that's our main objective before we even think about Pershore on Tuesday."

There don't seem to be any real injury concerns for Cornes to deal with and he will be able to call upon Kyle Belmonte once again after the midfielder made his move to the club permanent.

Belmonte had been on dual-registration terms initially last month from Redditch United, but he has now cut ties with The Reds and joins City full-time.