ISUZU FA Vase fever is now in full swing for everyone involved at Worcester City on the eve of the club's first-leg of the semi-final with Great Wakering Rovers.

City and Rovers go head-to-head over the next 180 minutes (maybe more) of football, with the winner progressing to Wembley Stadium for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

For manager Chris Cornes, the Vase has not been priority, with the main focus being promotion out of Step 5.

The Wembley chat was, at the beginning of the tournament, more of a joke, but now it's anything but and Cornes admitted he can no longer play it down.

"I have tried to play the Vase down as much as I can but we are now at the semi-finals and we will be hoping to put on a show like we did on Wednesday night (7-0 Hellenic League Premier win).

"We want to be able to take a lead down there (Southend, second-leg) and that's what we will be aiming to do, but this occasion is brilliant for the club and massive for the fans.

"It's an FA competition and who doesn't want a day out to Wembley, for everyone involved, it could be such a massive crowd.

"But we need to take care of things first and if we can get a huge crowd again and they get behind us, that plays a massive part."

There is expected to be around 3,000 packed into Sixways on Saturday for what has become the most eagerly anticipated game of the season.

City had 850 in the stands for their thrashing of Roman Glass St George on Wednesday night, a result which moved them to within two points of claiming the title.

They have seen 1200 back them at Stourport in the fifth-round and 1400 in the quarter-final at home to Emley. They have a hugely experienced squad who have shown they can handle the big occasion and captain Adam Mace is confident it will be no different on Saturday.

"I don't think the occasion will get to us, I really don't," he said. "We have played in three/four big games this season so it feels like we know how to handle it.

"We appreciate the support, they are brilliant and they have been all season and I have said that many times.

"But I also think us as players really deserve the crowds we are getting because of the performances we are putting in.

"It feels like it was meant to be to be playing at Sixways and what better way to go into it than a big 7-0 win on Wednesday. If we can replicate that then we will give ourselves every chance of reaching Wembley."