RAMSBOTTOM United manager Chris Willcock says his side hold no fears after sealing a place in the second round of the FA Trophy for the first time in the club's history.

Second half goals from Ruben Jerome and Nic Evangelinos sealed victory for the Rams to set up a home tie against Evo Stik League Premier South high-flyers Weymouth.

Just like Workington, the Rams will face another higher league opposition but that is over no real concern for Willcock.

"We are delighted to be in the next round and we are happy to play anyone," said the Rams boss whose side have now played five rounds of football in the competition - the last three all going to replays.

"It's great to get a home tie for a change, I think the chairman for one will be delighted not have to folk out for travel expenses!"

He added: "Weymouth play at a higher level than us but we have already shown what we can do against teams from that level," "So they will hold no fears for us."

Tuesday night's first round replay victory at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium came at a price after winger Nialle Rodney suffered a dislocated ankle.

"It was a shocking challenge and it should have warranted a penalty and a red card," said Willcock. "We weren't happy with the way the situation was dealt with."

The match was delayed for 30 minutes while Rodney was treated and then taken to hospital.

"We thought it was a break but it appears to be a dislocation and, at this moment in time, they will not operate. But it is far too soon to say how long Nialle will be out for."

The Rams began in confident mood against Workington and Evangelinos had a couple of early chances, heading over on each occasion.

But Workington went closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half when Joel's effort hit the post.

Ramsbottom finally went ahead in the 58th minute when Jerome slotted home from close range following a goalmouth scramble.

The Rams then doubled their lead with 16 minutes to go when Evangelinos, the best player on the night, unleashed an unstoppable shot from just inside the area,

Willcock added: "I think we worthy winners. We created the best chances over the two games and we are delighted to get through to the next round. We can put that on the back burner for now and concentrate on the league which will be pretty hectic over the Christmas period."