CUP upsets are nothing new for 1874 Northwich.

Their run to the FA Vase semi-finals in the 2017-18 season will always be remembered, but the FA Cup has been kind to them in their short history, too.

Who could forget the 1-0 win over then-National League North outfit North Ferriby United in that same season, for example?

This year’s crop have their own memories – twice dumping out higher-league opposition in the shape of Clitheroe and Pickering Town to set up Saturday’s second qualifying clash with Whitby Town.

The Seasiders lead the BetVictor Northern Premier Division – two tiers above 1874’s current level – after an excellent start to the season.

It is a daunting assignment, but not one they are overwhelmed by.

“Saturday will be a tough, tough game but if we can prepare right and play as well as we can, we can give them problems,” 1874 co-manager Wayne Goodison said.

“We won’t go into the game fearing Whitby. We can’t do that.

“We’ve got lads who have played at that level in our squad, so it’s not like they won’t know what to expect.

“Our players know that if they perform as well as they can, they will win eight or nine times out of 10.

“If we do that and they don’t, we’ve got a great chance.”

“It’s a nice one for the club – it’s another home draw and hopefully we can get a decent crowd in.”

1874 will have to raise their game – of that there can be no doubt.

However, that has never been a problem in the past.

“Over the past couple of years, I don’t think we’ve gone into a cup tie and not performed,” said Goodison, who picks the team alongside Paul Bowyer.

“Even in the Vase semi-final we got to, we performed well but just didn’t take chances.

“Most of the time in games like this though, we don’t come off wondering what might have been.

“I don’t think this game will cause their players much upset or worry, but that could be a danger for them.

“When you play a team from a few divisions lower down, your instant reaction is that it’s a good draw and a game you should win.

“I expect them to be well prepared, though. A lot of their players know the ropes and how to deal with this situation.”

Among a sea of memorable knock-out matches, then, where would Goodison rank a positive result on Saturday?

“You’d have to rank it alongside North Ferriby,” he said.

“Even though they were struggling, they were still three divisions higher than us and had been in the Conference two years before that. I’d put it alongside that if.

“Even a draw would be a result for us. A replay would be a massive feather in the cap for the players.

“If nothing else, it’s a good chance for us to test ourselves against quality opposition.

“We’d all like to be at that level and some of the guys have aspirations to go higher. Let’s see how we fare.”

Kick off at Townfield is at 3pm.