PORTLAND United are looking to cause an FA Cup upset when they host Lymington Town in the extra-preliminary round tomorrow (3pm).

The tie was originally scheduled at the Sports Ground home of the Linnets but had to be switched due to a clash of fixtures with the town’s Southern League cricket team.

With Lymington playing one division above the Blues, Portland have been given a tough early assignment but co-boss Franklyn Clarke backed his players to perform.

He told Echosport: “They’re a good side, a league above us and it will be nice to have that fixture here.

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“We’ll keep working towards what we want to build. The things we’re working on now you’re going to see in a month, two, three months’ time.

“The FA Cup is a great occasion for the football club and some of the lads haven’t played in it that many times. We’ll certainly be looking for the win.”

On a possible cup run, he said: “Obviously a cup run would be nice for everyone involved with the club.

“What you’ve got in there is lads who will always give everything to make that happen. A cup run would be amazing.”

Portland have a clean bill of health, while the winners will claim £1,125 and the losers £375. Ties go to a replay if level after 90 minutes.