AFC Fylde v Accrington Stanley
The FA Cup with Budweiser
First Round Proper
3pm, Saturday 3 November 2012
Kellamergh Park, AFC Fylde FC
Winning clubs receive £18,000 from The FA's prize fund
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By Henry Willis
"Anything can happen" is the message from AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor as his team prepare to host Accrington Stanley on Saturday.
Fylde will be competing in the First Round Proper of The FA Cup for the first time in their history; and they are already dreaming of glory.
"The club has come a long way in a short period of time, hopefully we will get a big crowd," said Challinor. "It's been great for the community, everybody's talking about us."
Stanley sit three leagues above Fylde in League Two, securing Football League status for the first time in their history as they finished champions of the Conference in 2006.
Their rise up the ladder has been rapid as only ten years ago they were in the Northern Premier League, where Fylde currently play their football.
And Challinor, who turned out for Tranmere as a centre-half in his playing days and who was famous for his incredible long-throw long before Rory Delap was on the scene, is determined to emulate Stanley and follow them to the big time.
He said: "We're focused on getting out of this league. We're still in The FA Trophy too, so we're hoping to compete on all three fronts, with The FA Cup and the league.
"Providing we stay injury and suspension-free, I think we can have a good go at it. There's no way we would swap where we are now."
Fylde won't be too in awe of their opponents though when Stanley make the short trip across Lancashire, as Challinor added: "We're going to put them under pressure. This is a great opportunity to show the country who we are.
"We're at home but we need to be at our best. We're under no illusions that Accrington are a full-time team in a full-time league but anything can happen.
"I think we epitomise The FA Cup - a small team playing at home against a bigger side."