NORTHWICH expect a crowd of 300 at Moss Farm on Saturday to watch their EDF Cup tie against Leicester Forest.
Victory would put North-wich in the last 32 of a national knockout that climaxes at Twickenham or a major Premiership ground.
And Northwich, who have won every game they have played this season, believe they have a chance of going all the way.
'Why not? All the remaining clubs are around our level, so we stand a good chance,' said chairman Sam Naylor.
Leicester Forest are fifth in their Midlands Three division, the equivalent level to Northwich.
Ironically, given North-wich's proposed talks about a merger with Winnington Park, Forest are the end product of two minor clubs who amalgamated and have risen rapidly through the leagues.
Naylor added: 'We have not had any formal talks with Winnington. We are looking at other options open to us.'
Northwich choose from a full squad, but missed valuable action on Saturday when Oldershaw claimed they had suffered a flu epidemic and could not raise a team.
The Wirral outfit have been relegated and deducted four points next season already for their part in a fracas against Widnes before Christmas.
The LA Fitness-sponsored EDF tie kicks off at 2pm. Admission is £2 by programme.