FORMER Northwich Victoria pair Jamie Vermiglio and Andy Preece are about to test themselves against the big boys.

After guiding their Chorley side to another FA Cup shock by beating Championship side Derby County on Saturday, they will get the chance to go head-to-head with Premier League opposition.

The National League North side, who are now the lowest ranked team left in the competition, have been drawn to host Wolverhampton Wanderers in the fourth round.

And if they beat the odds again and stun Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, they would face either Arsenal, Southampton or Shrewsbury Town in the fifth round.

Former Vics manager Preece is now the assistant boss at Victory Park, lending a hand to an ex-Vics player in Vermiglio.

Ironically, Vermiglio was a non-playing member of Preece’s Trickies squad that stunned League One outfit Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup back in 2009.

Saturday’s game had been in considerable danger when an outbreak of coronavirus among the Derby squad forced them to close their training ground.

It was eventually confirmed the game would go ahead, but the entire Rams first-team squad as well as interim manager Wayne Rooney would be absent.

The game proved too much for a Derby side filled with under 23s and under 18s players as Chorley’s fairytale run continued.

Connor Hall’s close-range header gave the Magpies an early lead, which was doubled in the later stages when Mike Calveley diverted Elliot Newby’s cross into the net.

"I’m ecstatic, really proud. Really proud moment for me, the club, the supporters, absolutely everyone associated," said Vermiglio.

"It's just amazing for us. I played a video before the start of the game just for the players, just to see how far we’ve come in such a short space of time.

"The four players we had at the start of the season, who were signed from last season, and I had a brand new group. And the way they have mixed and the camaraderie and the character is just something to behold and I’m so pleased for all of those players who are giving everything for us."