ANDOVER Town will be looking to make history on Saturday at the Portway Stadium and book a place in the FA Cup second qualifying round for the first time in their short history.

A superb away replay victory in the previous round at Southern League Division One Wimborne has earned Town a great home tie against Cadbury Heath from the Western League Premier Division.

The home side will now hope their dreams do not melt away as they look to continue their unbeaten season, against a side from Bristol, who have won just once in the league this season.

However, they have good FA Cup pedigree and last season got to the third qualifying round, knocking out Andover’s Wessex Premier counterparts Alresford Town and Team Solent.

Town warmed up for their big game with their fifth consecutive win in the Wessex Premier League as they beat visiting Amesbury 2-0 on Tuesday night.

It is often said that a good team who play badly but win are still a good team.This was however not a really bad performance more one that was below par, and the points were not fully secured until Mike Gosney scored his second goal late on.

No doubt Amesbury felt they deserved at least a share of the points whilst the more knowledgeable amongst the Andover faithful felt that the Town had one eye on Saturday’s important cup tie.

During the opening exchanges Andover twice, and Amesbury once had goals correctly ruled out for offside.

Andover's Zach Glasspool header hit a post and a couple of chances were cleared off the line.

Five minutes before the break Reece Rusher’s immaculate cross reached an unmarked Gosney who clinically scored from a sharp angle.

If Andover were marginally the better side in the first half, Amesbury marginally assumed that mantle in the second.

Jordan Matthews squandered a great chance to bring his side level and Andover's Adam Pearson had a good goal ruled out following an infringement elsewhere in the area,before Liam Gilbert became the third player to strike the woodwork.

With 10 minutes left Amesbury’s Kieran Stephens 25- yard peach of a volley was heading for the top corner but Lloyd Thomas stretched high to superbly palm the ball away.

Town made sure of the win as Jason Silver received the ball just inside the opposition half, held off a couple of challenges before passing to Gosney who made no mistake.