FA CUP fever hits Solihull Moors again this Saturday when Marcus Bignot’s side host Oadby Town of the United Counties league in the second round qualifying stage.
They may be languishing near the foot of the table three levels below the Vanarama National North, but that did not stop them beating Sutton Coldfield from the Northern Premier away in the last round and in this famous competition anything is possible.
Oadby Town reached the semi-final of the FA Vase in 2003 and up until four years ago they played in what is now known as the Midland League which includes local clubs Highgate United, Alvechurch and Coleshill Town.
But now Oadby ply their trade in the United Counties Premier League at exactly the same level albeit geographically more suited to a Leicestershire outfit
Moors have experienced mixed fortunes at this stage of the competition over recent years and although they have generally progressed to the next round against lower league opposition, they have had some titanic battles along the way.
Saturday’s battle at the Automated Technology Stadium could be another as Moors look to progress past the fourth round stage for the first time in their history and Bignot is really looking forward to the encounter.
He said: “Going two months unbeaten in the league is a great achievement for the Club. We now look forward to continue this momentum into the cup competition.
“The FA Cup is a truly great competition in which to be involved and can really change the fortunes of a non league club. It adds extra excitement for everybody involved on top of the league campaign.”
Admission prices for Saturday’s clash, which kicks of at 3pm, remain the same as for National League North matches except for season tickets which are not permitted.
In the event of a replay, the return leg will take place on September 29 at Freeway Park in Leicestershire (7.45pm).