SILSDEN are striving to benefit both on and off the field with a good FA Cup run starting this weekend, according to manager Danny Forrest.

The Cobbydalers travel to Northwich Victoria on Saturday (3pm kick-off) in the extra preliminary round of the sport's oldest competition.

Forrest's side go into this cup clash following a 2-1 victory over Penistone Church in their curtain-raiser in the Toolstation Northern Counties League Premier Division last Saturday. Silsden's goals came courtesy of Khurram Shazad and Aidan Kirby.

The former Bradford City player is hoping his side can maintain this momentum when they travel to the North West.

Forrest said: "We are going to need a squad this season and I'm confident I have 16 or 17 lads who can all step in.

"It is important for the club in terms of status and a good FA Cup run can give the club some exposure, good momentum and, financially, the rewards are massive.

"For me as a manager it is massively important, I want to win every game we play in.

"The football is the most important thing but added thing is financially, for a club like ours who are really striving to generate income to keep the club going.

"Northwich finished fourth in our league last year. They were very good. In my opinion they were a class above. They knocked us out of the FA Vase last year, they beat us in the league at their place and we drew with them towards the end of last season."

Forrest added he was delighted to see his side grab victory in their league opener.

He said: "It was great to get the result on Saturday and I'm delighted with the way we went about our business. It was a small victory in the grand scheme of things."