SKIPPER Louis Loader wants Malvern Town to crown their eventual homecoming with an extended Buildbase FA Vase run.

The imminent return to the HDanywhere Community Stadium's new 3G playing surface and redeveloped dressing rooms and facilities is exciting Loader and his team-mates.

The work has been delayed by the wet weather, meaning Wednesday night's rearranged FA Vase second round home tie will be at Stourport Swifts (7.45pm).

Last Saturday's scheduled clash at Walshes Meadow against higher-ranked United Counties League Premier Division side Loughborough University was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The reward for success will be a third round home encounter with Atherstone Town from Midland League Division One.

Midfielder Loader said: “The whole club is buzzing at the moment.

“As players we can’t wait to get on the new surface. The new dressing rooms are fantastic and it’s great to see the way that things are progressing here.

“We have a lot to be positive about for the future.”

On the Vase clash for Hellenic League Division One West side Malvern, Loader continued: “We’ve overcome some tough ties to get to this stage of the competition and we want to get even further.

"That said we know how difficult it will be against a side who have started the season well at a higher level.

“We’ve beaten sides from higher levels already this season and we fancy our chances against anyone on our day.

"We have a solid backbone through the team with pace and flair up top and out wide.

“I feel that we have generally started the season very well.

"There is always room for improvement and we work hard in training to try to be the best we can.

“On a personal level I would like to notch up a few more goals for the club, maybe get into double figures, but for me personal goals are not as important as the team progressing as far as we can in every competition that we enter and getting promotion at the end of the season.”

Walshes Meadow was also in use on Monday night in the latest instalment of Stourport Swifts v Boldmere St Michaels.

Swifts won the clubs' fifth meeting of the season 2-1 in the Moldwel Products Limited League Cup second round.

Kyle Byrne put Boldmere ahead on 62 minutes but Jack Downing levelled from the penalty spot on 79.

Downing then hit the winner two minutes from time.

Meanwhile, the Worcestershire FA Senior Cup quarter-finals will see Malvern Town visit Bromsgrove Sporting and Worcester Raiders host Alvechurch.

Evesham United entertain Redditch United with Kidderminster Harriers heading to the winners of last night's clash between Bewdley Town and Littleton.