FAMILIAR foes lie in wait for Warrington Rylands in their first ever FA Trophy match.

The visitors to Gorsey Lane for Saturday’s second qualifying round clash are Hebburn Town, who Blues beat 1-0 back in May on route to lifting the FA Vase back in May.

Indeed, the past two winners of the Vase now meet in the FA’s premier knockout competition for non-league sides.

Manager Dave McNabb insists his side want to go as far as possible in this competition as opposed to focusing on their league campaign.

“We’re out of the FA Cup, which we wanted to have a bit of a run in but it can’t be helped now,” he said.

“It’s the first time we’ve ever been in the FA Trophy and we’re up against a Hebburn side who will be difficult.

“We’re going in trying to win it and our priority is to get as far in every competition as possible.”

Blues go into the game brimming with confidence after picking up a brace of wins over fellow high-flyers in the Northern Premier League West Division.

They ended league leaders Workington’s unbeaten record with a 2-1 victory at Gorsey Lane on Tuesday, just three days after winning 3-0 at previous table-toppers Mossley.

Midweek league games are off the table for the foreseeable future, and McNabb says that will be “a massive help” for his side.

“It’s hard to tell where things are at the moment,” he said.

“We’ve still got a few missing and when I speak to other managers, everybody is in the same boat.

“All we can do is keep picking up points and slowly but surely, we’ll start to get players back.

“Going down to one game per week now will be a massive help for us.

“The more time we get with the lads on the training pitch, the better because they are like sponges.

“They’re learning all the time and we’ll get stronger for it.”