DAVE Round is hoping it will be second time lucky for Vickerstown tomorrow when they take on Slyne with Hest in a re-arranged Lancashire Amateur Shield quarter-final.

The tie had been due to be played last Saturday, but heavy rain meant the Park Vale pitch was waterlogged. However, that should not be an issue this time around.

Fellow West Lancashire League Premier Division sides Thornton Cleveleys, Coppull United and Turton are already through to the last four after the remaining quarter-final ties went ahead.

And Vickerstown manager Round is confident the Walney-based side have what it takes to secure county cup glory if they can get past Syne.

“It would be great,” said Round. “About 11 years ago we won the Amateur Cup, so we’ve all been there before and it was a great experience.

“Some of those lads are still here and it would be a feather in their cap to do both finals, so it’s massive. I think everyone is looking forward to it, everyone has been training hard and it’s just going to be on the day if we can have a good go at them.

“If we can get past these, we could go all the way because these and Thornton Cleveleys are the two teams to beat. If we can get past this then the prospects are good and it’s something for the club to look forward to as well.”

Vickerstown go into the match having won their last three fixtures, including knocking holders Fulwood Amateurs out of the Shield in round two.

Victories over Coppull United and Euxton Villa have seen Round’s side move into the top six of the Premier Division too, and the boss is confident they can avenge their previous home loss to Slyne.

“We played them before at home and they beat us 2-0, but it was quite a tight game and I’m expecting it to be tight again,” said Round.

“They’re a good side, they’ve got a few ex-Barrow and Lancaster lads, so they’re an experience team and they’ve got a few lads who have been around the block a few times, so it will be tough.

“We’ve had three good wins as well; we’ve beaten Fulwood, last season’s Shield winners, we beat Euxton away, which is a difficult place to go and we beat Coppull at home, so we’re on a good run. The league is wide open as well this year, so there’s a lot to play for, really.”

Crooklands Casuals, Hawcoat Park and Millom are all in Presidents Cup first round action tomorrow too. Meanwhile, Dalton United and Furness Rovers clash in the Challenge Cup first round, where Furness Cavaliers also host Charnock Richard reserves.