AMESBURY start their quest in the FA Cup on Saturday, when they entertain Wessex League Premier Division rivals Christchurch.

The club would like to thank everyone who turned up last weekend and are look forward to seeing them again for the cup tie at Bonnymead Park.

On Tuesday night , the Blues got off the mark with a point at Tadley Calleva as they came back twice to earn a 2-2 draw thanks to goals from Jordan Matthews and George Plank.

New Amesbury manager Stuart Lindsay said: "To come from behind twice, especially after a heavy defeat at the weekend, shows the character and spirit that is starting to become evident through the squad.

"Tadley is always a difficult place to go, especially for an evening kick-off and despite the tricky surface, we tried to play in good areas and be as offensive as we could."

Lindsay added: "This group now need to believe in themselves that they are good enough to play at this level, as I know they are. Our work rate out of possession was fantastic which resulted in Tadley adapting their style of play which eventually suited how we had set up.

"Jordan Matthews deserved his goal for his improved performance off the ball & it was great to see the George Plank enjoying his football again following a difficult period.

"It’s great to have our first point on the board & sets us up nicely for Christchurch in the FA Cup on Saturday, where we hope to have another big crowd."

Last Saturday Amesbury’s return to the Wessex Premier League did not go to plan as they went down 5-0 at home to Baffins Milton Rovers.

Talking about the opening game Lindsay said: “The first 20 minutes we showed Baffins too much respect and with an enforced early change through injury, we found it difficult to get going.

“Our defending as a unit was not great, allowing players free headers in the box and giving away 2 penalties at this level, you will get punished.”

He added: “There were periods in the game that we dominated possession, but we couldn’t turn that dominance into creating clear goal scoring opportunities.

Baffins finished strongly last season, winning the league cup and I think they’ll be challenging for top six again, in Jason Parish and Tyler Moret upfront, they have potentially one of the best partnerships in this league, which they use effectively by getting the ball into them quickly.”