HARRY Clark hopes to continue to light up Malvern Town’s season with his skill and trickery.

The talented winger has contributed hugely to Town’s attacking play which has yielded almost 80 goals from 20 games in all competitions this term.

Clark is relishing the FA Vase third-round challenge on Saturday (3pm) as Malvern host an Atherstone Town side who have also been among the goals.

“It’s a game that I’m really looking forward to,” he said.

“This is a great competition to be involved in and to have a run in it is fantastic for us all.

“I remember going to watch Hereford in the final of the FA Vase at Wembley a few years ago — what an occasion that was and now I want to create more memories but this time as a player with Malvern Town.

“We know that Atherstone will come here and be up for a battle. Any team that reaches this stage of the competition is going to be strong so we are going to have to work hard if we are to progress.

“The game against Loughborough University in the last round was unbelievable. To see 400 fans inside the ground despite the bad weather gave us all a big boost and the support we received throughout the game inspired us to get the win.

“What was probably even more impressive was the fact we had another 230 fans turn up for our next league game which shows what a great fan-base we have at this level.

“The new playing surface and facilities are amazing and it’s only going to help the club progress both on and off the pitch.

“It’s exciting to see what the future holds in store.”

Clark has been pleased with his form this season.

“I feel that I have started the season well,” he added.

“I’ve been happy with the contribution that I have made. Luckily I’ve been able to score quite a few goals and also assist the goal machine that is Milky (Matt Turner)!

“It’s good to know we’re going to have a consistent run of games now and not worry about the weather interrupting our momentum.

“We want to be able to get ourselves on a positive run and really push on from here.

“I’m sure we’ll have another big turn-out on Saturday to make it a special occasion in which we can thrive and hopefully make it through to the next round.”

The return of Adam Sauntson to the back-line in recent weeks has given everyone a boost at Malvern.

Last season’s player of the year has shaken off the niggling injury which had halted his progress after he had made a bright start to the campaign.

Now his sights are set on making it through to the next round of the Vase.

“Everyone is well up for the game and hoping to make history on our new pitch,” he said.

“The FA Vase is a national competition and we are really buzzing for it.

“To have almost 400 people here to support us in the last round was fantastic.

“They created a really special atmosphere and with a bigger away following expected this time we really need them behind us to push us on. We need the people of Malvern and the surrounding areas to come out and support us.

“Our opponents like to play football and like us are attack-minded so it has all the ingredients to be a brilliant clash and a tough test for us.

“To be back fit and playing again means so much to me. I want to make up for lost time and be able to kick on from last season.

“Saturday’s game is a huge chance for all of us to show what we are capable of. It’s a great stage on which to demonstrate how good we are as a team.

“The new playing surface suits our fast style and it has already produced some entertaining games and this weekend will be no different.

“We just need as much support as possible to help us make home advantage count as was the case in the last round.”