WESTFIELDS manager Phil Glover hopes that his side can fulfil the club's desire for a long run in the FA Vase this season.

Fields head to fellow non-league step five side Leicester Nirvana in the second round of the competition, a side who beat them 4-0 at home in the same competition last season.

"They came to us and beat us quite comfortably at home last year 4-0," said Glover.

"I remember they were all a very hard working and honest side and were a really decent team.

"So we are under on illusions how tough it is going to be, we have been keeping an eye on their league."

Nirvana sit fourth in the United Counties League Premier Division and have scored 25 and conceded 25 league goals so far this season.

"They are going okay and score a lot of goals, but they also like to concede a lot as well," added Glover.

"We are always confident wherever we go, home or away, that we can score a lot of goals."

In their last league game Fields saw off Hellenic Premier league rivals Bishops Cleeve 2-0 to go five points clear after ten games.

Glover added: "It was good at Bishops Cleeve that we also managed to keep a clean sheet with Harvey (Rivers) in goal we have got a really strong back line and shouldn't be conceding every game.

"Even when we are scoring four or five we have got a habit of always conceding one.

The Vase only features sides at Westfields' level (non-league step five) and below in the football pyramid.

Glover says that the competition is a good chance for an FA Vase run.

"We know that somebody from our step is going to win it, that's a fact," added Glover.

"We know that the club (Westfields) is longing for a really decent run. We had a good FA Cup run a few years ago and I know the club under Sean (Edwards) and Andy (Bevan) longed for a run.

"We are not looking too far ahead but it would be nice to go into the New Year still in the cup."