THE Wembley dream is very much alive and well for Worcester City after a thrilling FA Vase tie against Lichfield City on Saturday afternoon.

Just like they did in the third round, Dylan Hart and Kyle Belmonte provided late goals to book City's place in the last 16 of the Vase and move them a step closer to a trip to Wembley Way.

This competition may not have been the priority at the start of the 2023/24 campaign for boss Chris Cornes, but the scenes when Hart headed the hosts ahead with ten minutes remaining suggested the fans, players and coaches are daring to dream.

"It does feel like today was a bit of a moment," said Cornes at full-time. "When that first goal went in the whole place erupted and it felt as if there were 10,000 in the ground, it was amazing.

"You could see the players celebrating with the fans and you can see how much it means to everyone.

"That was one for them (the fans). They are probably starting to believe now in this competition.

"I have said to the players after; 'when are you going to get a better chance to play at Wembley?' (FA Vase final played at Wembley). 

"You never know in your careers whether you will get a chance to play there. The Vase has not been a priority for us and it still isn't but when you reach this stage, your mind switches a little bit and this is probably the best opportunity we will all get.

"It was cup fever today and it was great, such a good afternoon." 

The competition now moves into the national stage and City could now face trips to London, Falmouth, Kent or even Jersey in the round of 16. The draw will be made live on TalkSport 2 on Monday at 3.15pm.