WORCESTER City have been drawn at home in the third-round of the Isuzu FA Vase, with Boston Town the visitors to Claines Lane in the first weekend of December.

City beat Wolverhampton Casuals 3-1 in the second-round on Saturday, and their reward is a favourable home draw in the next round.

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Boston are currently 12th in the United Counties Premier Division North (Step 5) and play in the same league as Sherwood Colliery (1st) and Sleaford Town (8th), who City have already beaten in the FA Cup and FA Vase respectively this season.

The Poachers beat Stone Old Alleynians on penalties (3-0) to reach the third-round, another team City know well having played them when they were in the Midland Football League Premier. Boston beat Blackstones FC, Hucknall Town and Ingles in the previous rounds. 

Looking at Boston's results, the Vase seems to have acted as a distraction to their indifferent league form.

With seven defeats so far in their 13 league games, four of those have come in their last five, with a 2-2 draw at home to Newark & Sherwood United last time out ending that four-game losing streak.

On paper, it looks to be a favourable draw for City, who have lost just twice in all competitions at home in the 2023/24 season. Their current winning run stands at 11 games in all competitions and by the time they come to their clash with Boston on December 2, City could have set a new club record of wins.

That sits at 14 games, a record that has stood since 1977. But City have some tough games coming up before that Vase tie to maintain their brilliant run.

They head to Droitwich Spa in the Worcestershire Senior Cup on Tuesday night (November 14) before they host third-placed Royal Wootton Bassett Town in the league on Saturday, where they will be hoping to continue their dominance in the Hellenic League Premier. 

The current league leaders will also host Slimbridge and Cinderford Town in the league before Boston come to Claines Lane for the third-round tie.