MIKE Moseley has backed Witton to cause a cup upset at neighbours Altrincham this weekend.

Albion’s assistant manager tipped his team to thrive as underdogs when they take on the higher-ranked Robins in the FA Cup second qualifying round on Saturday.

“We’re feeling good,” he said.

“The club has had a buzz around it since we knocked out Marine – it’s given everybody belief that we can do the same against Alty.”

Witton have yet to concede a goal in this season’s competition, banking £4,500 as a reward for wins against Ossett Albion and Marine.

They will hope for a better result than their last visit to Moss Lane in the FA Cup though; a 4-1 reverse a decade ago in which Moseley and manager Brian Pritchard were on the field.

“I remember it,” said Moseley.

“I’ve got good memories of matches against Altrincham in big cup ties, so it would be great to add another this time around.”

Albion make the trip in fine form after beating Woodley last weekend despite playing the final half hour with ten men following Mathew Wood’s dismissal.

A midweek mauling of Leek Town in the Doodson Sport Cup was their fourth win in ten days.

Moseley said: “It’s important to keep up the momentum we have from stringing together a few wins.

“That way we’ll go to Altrincham in a positive frame of mind and with our confidence sky high.

“I’m excited about the draw, though of course we would have loved to be playing them at our place.

“It’s set up to be a spectacle whatever happens though, as both teams play the game in the right way.”