WREXHAM will travel to conference outfit Hereford United in the LDV Vans Trophy semi-finals as reward for last Tuesday's 1-0 defeat of Chester City.
The Northern Section last-four clash - to be played the week beginning January 24 - will give hosts United the chance to continue their giant-killing by slaying the Dragons, having dumped out holders Blackpool in the quarters.
Wrexham assistant boss Kevin Russell will be taking nothing for granted.
He said: 'It will be a difficult game. They're going very well in the Conference and the gap between that division and the Football League is not as wide as it used to be so we'll treat them with the utmost respect.'
Juan Ugarte's goal booked Wrexham's place in the area semis, on a night when 1,700 Dragons fans made the short trip to Chester's Saunders Honda Stadium, to see the first match between the bitter rivals in seven years.
The Spaniard's strike gave the visitors a deserved half-time lead, before Ian Rush's men came on strong after the break.
Wrexham boss Denis Smith was delighted with the result. He said: 'I felt we were fairly comfortable in the first half, and we scored a very good goal which was finished well by Juan. In the second half, Chester had to come at us and fair play to them, they put us under pressure.
'But in the end these sort of games are just about winning.'
If Wrexham can get past Hereford, they would then face either Oldham Athletic or Tranmere Rovers in the two-legged Northern final, to contest for a place in April's showpiece at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
Russell said: 'We would love to win this competition and it'd be great to get to the final for the fans.
'It would be fantastic for us.' UP FOR IT: Holywell's Steve McGowan and Ritchie McNeil for Lex challenge for the ball in Saturday's seven-goal thriller. VT04122004HWVSLEX-003