HIGHWORTH Town manager Jeff Roberts has warned his team against complacency as they prepare to host lower league opposition in the FA Cup this weekend.

The Worthians, who ply their trade in Southern League Division One South, have been drawn at home in Saturday’s preliminary qualifying round against Hellenic League Premier Division side Ardley United.

As with all non-league clubs, a good run in the FA Cup can generate much-needed funds.

The primary focus remains on the pitch, though, and Roberts is well that Highworth could come unstuck if they take their eye off the ball.

“Ardley have got something about them and a few lads that we need to be wary of but, at the end of the day, it is down to our boys,” said Roberts.

“If we turn up, we can make it as comfortable as we want. If we don’t turn up, it could be a very awkward game.

“Every club and player wants to go as far as they can in the FA Cup. From a financial side, it is great too.

“I think it is just under £3,000 if we win on Saturday, which would be a great boost for the club.

“But we can’t look beyond Ardley. That is our focus, first and foremost.”

Highworth head into the game fresh off the back of their first league win of the season on Wednesday after a 4-2 success at Slimbridge.

Roberts’ side went down 1-0 at home to Frome Town in Saturday’s season opener but did not have to wait long to get off the mark.

The Worthians were forced to come from behind to claim the points as Slimbridge led 2-0 at half-time courtesy of goals from Dion Chambers and Myron Turner.

Roberts sent his troops out fired up after the break and it took them just six minutes of the second half to draw level as goals from TJ Bohane and Steve Robertson restored parity.

Darren Jeffries then put Highworth ahead with 15 minutes to play before Toumani Sidibe made the points safe with a fourth goal late on.

Local Hellenic League sides are also in FA Cup action as Fairford Town host Hanwell Town, while Shrivenham are at home to Chalfont St Peter.

Fairford have won all five of the matches they have played in 2019-20, although manager Jody Bevan is keen to keep feet on the ground at Cinder Lane.

Bevan said: “Although the results have been excellent so far this season, we are far from the finished article at the moment.

“Every game we have played, if one little bit of luck had gone against us, it may well have been a different result.

“We haven’t been playing teams off the park every week, we’ve just been putting in professional performances and getting the rewards for that.

“We turn attentions to the FA Cup now and it will be a tough game.

“I won’t pretend I know a lot about Hanwell, although I do know they have started their season like a train.

“They are two wins from two in their league and haven’t conceded a goal yet, so we are expecting this to be our toughest test yet.”

Hellenic Premier Division side Royal Wootton Bassett Town have no fixture this weekend but Malmesbury Victoria host Newent Town in Division One West. Swindon New College have no game either.