WORCESTER City, Pershore Town and Stourport Swifts will look to keep their Wembley dreams alive this weekend as the Isuzu FA Vase first-round takes centre stage.

Very much weather dependent, City host Sleaford Town, Swifts welcome Sherwood Colliery to Walshes Meadow and Pershore Town take on Shirebrook Town at home (all 3PM kick-offs). 

City thrashed Bridgnorth Town 8-1 and then somehow beat Rugby Borough 5-4 on penalties after a last-minute equaliser from Elliot Hartley in stoppage time. 

They welcome United Counties Football League Premier Division North side Sleaford to Claines Lane on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue their mightily impressive form.

City sit top of the Hellenic League Premier by six points, with a game in hand, and are on a six-match winning streak in all competitions.

Everything seems to be going their way at the moment and they will be favourites to keep that run going this weekend. 

As for Pershore Town, they too are at home and they welcome Step 6 side Shirebrook Town of the Northern Counties East Football League Division One.

The Plums will be looking to build on Wednesday night's impressive 4-0 Worcestershire Senior Cup win over Worcester Raiders and will go into the game as favourites, given they are a level above their opponents. 

Pershore have enjoyed a successful start to the season and continue to go "under the radar" according to boss Lewis Marston and a win on Saturday would make it eight wins in their last 10 matches in all competitions. 

As for Stourport Swifts, they have enjoyed some hugely successful times in this competition, with the run to the quarter-final in the 2020/21 edition a particular stand out.

Quentin Townsend's men are going well in the Midland Football League Premier Division and will be confident of moving into the second-round. 

They face an in-form Sherwood Colliery in their first-round tie, a side who have won three of their last four in the United Counties Football League Premier Division North. 

The winners of this round will receive £825, whilst the losers will pocket £250. Matches that finish square after 90 minutes will go straight to a penalty shootout.