CHAIRMAN Darren Perrin has urged the people of Wiltshire to get being his Melksham Town side as they bid for a semi-final berth in the FA Vase.

Melksham tackle Hellenic League Premier Division side Thatcham Town at Oakfields on Saturday, as they look to extend their record breaking Vase run.

Their last Vase game, against Tring Athletic, was another home time which saw over 1200 people decent on the Toolstation Premier division outfit.

Perrin is hoping to hit similar heights yet again this weekend, with Chippenham Town and Swindon Town both playing away on Saturday.

“It’s been pandemonium this week, that is probably the best way to describe it, we have been very, very busy,” said Perrin.

“We have obviously got extra security, food outlets and we are making sure the pitch is covered. We are anticipating a crowd close to 2,000 and the fans are vital, they have been magnificent so far this season.

“The supporters can be the 12th man and really get behind us, but whatever happens, we can feel immensely proud of what we have achieved.

“Obviously we want it to continue, but we have to make sure that we enjoy the day.”

The Melksham chief says the club have ensured they are well prepared for the game, Perrin himself has been to watch Hellenic League Thatcham, as well as calling upon Highworth Town boss Jeff Roberts for insight.

Based on what he has seen, Perrin sees no reason why Town can’t be successful.

“Me and Kieran (Baggs, manager) went to go and watch them two weeks ago, they’re a very good side,” he added.

“Jeff was good, he gave me a run down on them as well which I passed on to Kieran.

“At the end of the day we have done our homework. We have watched them twice and now Kieran has to devise a team who can beat them.”