THE big day is almost upon us as tomorrow, Worcester City and Pershore Town will go head-to-head for the Worcestershire FA Senior Cup at Bromsgrove Sporting's Victoria Ground (7.45pm kick-off).

Step 6 Pershore will be looking to take another big scalp in the final of a tournament which they have dispatched of higher league sides in every round.

Having beaten Midland Football League Premier side Lye Town in the first round, The Plums came from 3-0 down in the final ten minutes to eventually beat Step 3 Bromsgrove Sporting on penalties in the quarter-final.

They then came up against another Southern League Premier Central side in the semi-finals in Redditch United and away from home, as well as going behind, Pershore roared back to win 3-2 and reach the final.

City have also had some big results in the competition to date.

They cruised past league rivals Bewdley Town 3-1 in round one but then they scored a last minute winner to knock Step 4 outfit Evesham United out in the quarters.

City were drawn with the highest ranked side in the tournament in National League North side Kidderminster Harriers in the semi finals.

They went a goal down but came back to win 3-1 at Aggborough Stadium on a memorable evening for the club in front of the massive travelling support.

Worcester City manager, Tim Harris:

"Absolutely something to look forward to," said Harris.

"At any level, to reach a cup final is always great.

"But there's no point in reaching a cup final if you're not going to win it and that has to be our mentality.

"The one thing I will say is that I have watched Pershore a couple of times and Danny Janes (manager) has got a really good team there.

"Since he has arrived they have been on a really good run and they have some really top players so it will be a good test.

"But as a group and players, we have to be looking forward to it and hopefully we can get some silverware but it is not going to be easy - it will be another battle."

Pershore manager, Danny Janes:

"We have enjoyed the cups this season," said Janes.

"There has been no pressure on us in this competition because we were the lowest ranked side in it

"To come through it the way we have, I think the players are really excited for it to finally come around.

"It will be fantastic for the team to finish this season with a trophy which we haven't ever won as a club.

"We have watched City a fair bit. We know them quite well anyway and I think I know what they are going to start with.

"Internally we put pressure on ourselves but externally there isn't any on us as Worcester are the bigger team. There is no pressure on us and it's all on Worcester.

"They should win the game and if they don't, it's a big slip-up from them."

Team news - Worcester City

Regular midfielder James Douglas is struggling with a knee injury picked up at Stourport Swifts two weeks ago and missed last weekend's 4-0 win over Wolverhampton Casuals.

Sam Whitton was injured in the build up to that derby at Stourport and that has since been confirmed as out for the rest of the season with a stress fracture to his tibia.

Chris Withington is back after his work trip to the USA for three months and he could fill-in for Whitton at left-back, which would leave a space in midfield that might be taken by youngster Cameron Monteith.

Midfielder Ben Tilbury is cup tied - having played for Stourport in the earlier rounds - so that could led to Aaron Roberts moving back into midfield and Fortune Maphosa or perhaps Joshua Schuck partnering skipper Craig Jones.

Team news - Pershore Town

Pershore are in a spot of bother with two of their key players.

Captain Steve Webb picked up an injury during Saturday's win over Shrivenham and midfield maestro Sam Clark is also a major doubt after only lasting 20 minutes on Saturday.

They did sign four players on dual registration last week and the hope is that some of those will come into contention this week to help deal with those two injuries.

Midfielders Reece Hewitt (Alcester Town) and James Hancocks (Rugby Town) could come into the starting side.

Predicted line-ups

With that in mind, these are the predicted line-ups for tomorrow's game:

Evesham Journal: Worcester City's predicted line-upWorcester City's predicted line-up


Evesham Journal: Pershore Town's predicted line-upPershore Town's predicted line-up