BARNOLDSWICK Town boss Matt Barnes hopes his players are dreaming of Wembley as they get their FA Vase campaign underway tomorrow.

Barlick are on the road at the Victoria Leisure Grounds as they face Goole AFC of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division in the first qualifying round.

A spring date under the arch may look a long way away at the moment but that is the prize on offer to non-league players and Barnes is hoping it’s one his side embrace.

“We’ve got a good chance. Goole have only won one game in their league but it’s a tough place to go, I’m expecting a tough game,” he said.

“The lads have got to be right on it. We’ve got a couple missing, but we’ve got a strong enough squad and the lads coming in have to take their chance now.

“Look at 1874 Northwich last year, they got a really good run to the semi-final. The prize is to play at Wembley in the final, any young boy growing up who plays football wants to play at Wembley so why shouldn’t it be an aim for our lads?

“If we play well and the way we know we can I don’t think there’s many teams who will be able to cope with us.”

Barnoldswick head to East Yorkshire on the back of an unbeaten run of three league games and they sit 10th in the table.

Barnes is happy enough with that start after the new boss saw side his lose their opening two games of the campaign, against Padiham and Charnock Richard.

“We’ve done okay. I’d like to have probably three more points than we have but I can’t complain at this stage after two losses at the start of the season,” Barnes said.

“To be fair I’d say we were unlucky in both, we just weren’t taking our chances in those games. Since then we’ve gone three unbeaten in the league and we’re looking to progress and keep that going.

“I can’t complain with being 10th at the moment and we’re not far behind because other teams are slipping up as well, it seems a bit all over the show at the moment, apart from a couple who’ve won every game at the moment.

“We’re hoping the momentum of these last three games unbeaten in the league really kicks us on, that’s the plan.”

Finishing off their chances hasn’t been a problem for Barlick recently.

They put four past Winsford United on Bank Holiday Monday, with Jack Coop and Zack Dale each netting twice.

That took the club’s tally to 15 goals in their last five league and cup games and Barnes is seeing signs of how he wants his team to play.

“We finished a few off on Monday and it could have been six or seven,” he added.

“Jack Coop has got two goals in the league now, that’s why he’s been brought in to do, we’ve got Zack Dale back who brings goals.

“We want to entertain, I want a hard working team that entertains and gets goals going forward and are hard to break down when out of possession.

“I like my team to work hard, that’s what we work on in training and we seem to be doing that now, but you can’t rest on your last game, you need to push on.”