Worcester City and Malvern Town will go head-to-head this weekend in the most prestigious domestic competition in world football, the FA Cup.

The all-Worcestershire affair takes place at the HDAnywhere Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon as the two neighbouring non-league sides compete for a place in the preliminary round of the competition.

Both sides went out at the first hurdle last season so both will be chomping at the bit to progress towards the first round proper.

Malvern co-manager Lee Hooper, said: "I don’t think we could have been given a harder draw in terms of the ability that Worcester have in their squad.

"Tim Harris (manager of Worcester City) has recruited really well over the summer but it’s a huge spectacle for us and the club.

"It’s brilliant that we are now punching with Worcester City and it shows how far we come but it’ll be a big occasion here on Saturday.

"Hopefully Worcester bring plenty of fans over and sets the tone for a great atmosphere and hopefully we can progress and get a win, we are looking forward to it.

"The FA Cup is the FA Cup, no matter what round it is, it’s a privilege to play in.

"We have to enjoy the moment, we want to be playing in these games. Hopefully we can put a performance in hopefully we can go and get a result."

Stephen Cleal, co-manager, added: “Worcester City are a big football club. There is sure to be a big crowd here for this local derby to make it a great day for the club.

"We’ll go out there and enjoy the occasion but at the same time make sure that we put in a good performance against a strong outfit."