Spennymoor manager Jason Ainsley says that Moors will go to Chorley’s Victory Park full of belief for their fourth qualifying round FA Cup tie on Saturday.

On the last occasion Moors played at Victory Park, they were within a penalty shootout of a place in the National League when they lost the agonising National League North play off final to Chorley last season, and Ainsley knows that his team will be in for another tough task this afternoon if they are to reach the competition proper for the second time in four seasons.

“Chorley are a strong side,” he said. “I know they haven’t started the season that well in the National League, but we know their players and we know their manager.

“He will expect us to go there and work our socks off, which we will.

“Without a doubt, it will be a tough game. They’re a National League side, but we’ll go there full of hope and full of belief.

“We’re in a rich vein of form, and the players that we’ve got can hurt any team.”

Moors are flying at the moment, and have played some great football away from home, scoring 13 goals in their last three away matches. They comfortably won 2-0 away in the league at Kettering last week, and a fortnight ago crushed Ashton United by 6-2 in the previous round of the Cup. A month ago they cruised to a 5-0 win at Lancaster in the second qualifying round.

Glen Taylor, who uncharacteristically missed a penalty in that play off final last season, has been in top form in that run, scoring nine times in all.

Chorley are struggling in the National League this season. They are second bottom of the table, and have won just once in the league this season in 17 matches, which was over Stockport. They have drawn four times at home, three of them goalless.

Last season, Moors beat Chorley twice in the National League North – by 2-1 at Victory Park and 1-0 at the Brewery Field.

Striker Andrew Johnson is out because of injury, but Ainsley is likely to keep the same team that won at Kettering last week.

In the other FA Cup ties, Gateshead are at home to Colne, and Whitby host Stourbridge at the Turnbull Ground.

In the BetVictor NPL Premier Division, leaders South Shields are at home to Grantham, and Morpeth are at Hyde.

In the BetVictor North West, Dunston are at home to Trafford, and Marske United go to Marine.