STOCKBRIDGE will make club history on Saturday when they play their first ever FA Vase tie, when Roman Glass St George will be the visitors.

The Robins are one of the oldest clubs in Hampshire and in their 124th year there are still new pages to write in their history book.

Their opponents Roman Glass also have a significant history, founded in 1872 they are the oldest football club in Bristol and play in Western League Premier Division.

As well as impressive histories both clubs are thriving currently, the visitors play on a state of the art 4G pitch at their Oaklands Parks home in Bristol and have just secured promotion.

Playing two levels above their hosts Roman Glass will be strong favourites to progress on Saturday. but Stockbridge will be keen to play the role of David and hope to slay a giant.

Stockbridge are having a bright start to the season and currently sit fifth in the Hampshire Premier League.

This fixture will be decided on the day- with extra time and penalties if required. There will be a £5 entrance fee for the fixture with reduced prices for under-16s and senior citizens.

Stockbridge president Dave Webb said: “I’ve been involved with Stockbridge for several decades and it’s fantastic that the current squad and management team are making such good progress and we are making a new history for the club- they have put the heart back into the football club”.

Stockbridge manager Rob Blandford said: “This our first experience of The Vase and we are excited by the challenge, we have ambitions to get this club back to the Wessex League and this game is massive bonus for us as a management team and for the players.”