WIMBORNE manager Tim Sills is looking forward to getting stuck into the FA Cup early into the campaign.

After a win and a draw in Magpies’ first two games of the Southern League Division One South season, attention now turns to the world’s oldest football competition.

Divisional rivals Paulton Rovers visit New Cuthbury in the preliminary round of the FA Cup this Saturday (3pm), with Sills keen to get his side’s cup exploits underway.

He told the Daily Echo: “It's a bit of a weird one when you're only a couple of games in and then you're focusing on a cup competition.

“But the FA Cup is a fantastic competition to be involved in at whatever level, whatever stage you're involved in it.

“It gives you a chance to make some memories away from the grind of the league that is every other weekend.

“So it gives us a chance to build on our first two performances and hopefully progress.”

Asked what he was expecting from Paulton, Sills replied: “They've strengthened as well.

“They've made a lot of signings by the look of their team sheet, so they'll be a real test for us.

“Again, I think potentially they'll be a bit more positive than Exmouth were, and so it will give us a different kind of test, but one that we're more than hopeful of matching.”