Nailsea & Tickenham co-manager Jamie Smith says his side do not fear anyone coming to Fryth Way.

The Swags host Hartpury College in the second round of the FA Vase this Saturday.

And Smith said they are looking forward to returning to action with a point to prove after their 3-1 defeat at Helston Athletic last time out.

“We can’t wait to get back on the pitch as there were some frustrations at not getting the result we felt we deserved at Helston,” he said.

“We’ve enjoyed a great run so far with excellent wins against Bitton (2-1), Brislington (3-2) and Mangotsfield (2-0) so we don’t fear anyone coming to Fryth Way.

“Hartpury have had a good run themselves so it will be a great game I’m sure.”

Nailsea & Tickenham are in their first year of the FA Vase, having secured a place in the tournament after finishing runners-up in Division One last season to secure their second successive promotion and in the process have become the first team from Nailsea to compete in the competition. 

And Smith said they looking forward to making more history and there is more to come from his side.

“We feel we have further to go in the competition,” he added.

“It’s great knowing every win so far is creating history for the club, plus an added bonus is the prize money each round.”

Co-manager Nic Steadman said it is great for the community of Nailsea to play at home.

“It’s always nice to get a home draw in the FA Vase as it’s great for the club and the community, we would love to see more people and new faces coming through the gate,” he said.

“Everyone loves a cup run but it’s also a chance to rotate and make sure everyones getting the minutes they deserve.”

Steadman confirmed there will be some changes for Saturday.

The Swags have around 12 players missing, including Joe Bishop, Joe Banks and Harry Pruett who are all cup-tied with Miles Hardidge, Joe Berry, Jacob O’Donnell, James Seeley, Nick Buxton, Ryan Gissing, Morgan Davies, Hamish Hurst, Sam Thomas and Jimmy Sellick and are waiting to hear back on Ollie Carter.

But Steadman said they will head into the tie full of confidence and “100 per cent” sure of getting a result.

“Confident, we have to be, we’ve got a strong enough squad to compete,” he added.