Whitchurch Alport head to Herefordshire this weekend to take on Westfields in an FA Cup extra preliminary second round tie.

Alport’s reward for a 3-1 defeat of Haughmond last week is a 150-mile round trip to a ground where they enjoyed success last season.

Malvern Town ground shared with Westfields and the Reds won 2-1 but they are expecting a difficult task with the home side top of their league and undefeated when football was curtailed last March.

Manager Luke Goddard journeyed down to Hereford at the weekend to run the rule over Saturday’s opponents and he is preparing for what is sure to be a tough tie for his side.

“I felt we were comfortable against Haughmond until our goalkeeper was harshly sent off but Saturday is likely to present us with a much more difficult task,” he said.

Alport were cruising 3-0 going into the last 10 minutes against their Shropshire rivals when Alex Atton was red carded with goalscorer Alex Hughes donning the gloves.

Dylan Bath and Lewis Jarman were also on target for the Reds.

Although he is expecting a tougher test against Westfields, Goddard knows that the Reds can still progress if they are on top form.

“We will go with a game plan and have enough about us to cause them problems,” added Goddard.

“We won’t have it all our own way and the horrendous journey down there might work in their favour.

“If we can get through and go into the preliminaries then that would probably be our best ever result in the competition.

“Westfields made it through to the first round proper a couple of years ago so have history in the FA Cup and we will have to be at our best defensively and offensively to win the tie.”