TIM Sills believes his side has what it takes to reach Wembley – but insists that any time spent dreaming of reaching the FA Vase final is a waste if his team does not reach their end goal.

After a career that took him to Wembley three times, Sills’ first foray into management with Hamworthy United has seen the Hammers establish themselves as a formidable side in the Wessex Premier, as evidenced by their strong run in the Vase.

Now with only 32 teams left in the competition, some players may start to think about walking out onto the hallowed turf at the home of English football, but Sills states that his side are focused only on what is directly ahead of them.

Speaking ahead of Hamworthy’s fourth round tie at home to Glebe, the former Torquay United man told the Daily Echo: “If you start looking at the end goal, you start to take your eyes off the ball.

“Obviously it’s always in the back of the mind, and I believe in the group of players - I have belief that we would be good enough to get there and compete at that level and compete on that stage.

“But at the moment, it's far too far away.

“If you start thinking about that and then you go out no, then what was the point of thinking about in the first place?

“Without going into cliches of one game at a time and all that, it is just a case of making sure you do everything possible to keep that dream alive, which is the ultimate end goal.”

An impressive season has seen the Hammers excelling on multiple fronts – a run to the second qualifying round of the FA Cup included a win over Southern Premier outfit Merthyr, whilst Hamworthy are part of a four-horse race for the Wessex Premier title.

When asked if Hammers’ exploits in the Vase could serve as a distraction to their league campaign, Sills responded: “I think that winning breeds winning.

“So, I would much rather be in the competition, because I think that the more successful you are, the more interest it creates, the more memories it makes for the players.

“And yes, you often see when you get giant killers in the FA Cup and things, as they come out of it, they sometimes have a bit of a dip in League form.

“Whereas I'm confident with the squad I've got, and the depth I've got, and the characters in my squad, that whatever happens, if it's Saturday our journey ends or we manage to go further with it, it won't affect our title push.

“As far as I'm concerned we’re too strong to let it do that. So it's lovely to enjoy these moments and like I say, these are where memories are made.”