IT WILL be third time lucky tonight for Highworth Town and Royal Wootton Bassett as they look to play their Hellenic Floodlit Cup tie at the third attempt.

The first match fell victim with the weather as the game was abandoned due to fog, with the score at 1-1.

Last week the third-round tie was called off yet again due to a waterlogged pitch.

Highworth boss Jeff Roberts, whose side are currently chasing the Premier Division title, says he will utilise his squad for the game, as league commitments take priority for the Worthians.

“Obviously the first got abandoned just after half-time and then it got called off again last week,” said Roberts.

“The team will be a mixture of the first team and the reserves, people who haven’t been playing and people who need their fitness for the first team.

“It’s not a game we are really interested in. It’s a game where we could pick up some silly injuries, so we will leave as many out as we can.

“Promotion is our priority, so for us, the Floodlit Cup is a little bit down the pecking order.”

With Callum Parsons signing for Swindon Supermarine and Ash Edenborough suspended following his red card at the weekend, the Worthians boss may be a little short of striking options for the match.

“It’s in the mind of the players to win. For the lads who haven’t been playing regularly, that game is for them,” added Roberts, who says the club are on the hunt for an offensive player.

“Half of the team will be the reserves so it is a good opportunity for them to see what the level of football is about.

“Edenborough picked up a three-game ban. Hopefully Nick Stanley will be back so we are getting there but we are looking to bring in another person.

“If we can bring in an attack-minded person so if we can do that, it would be great.”