Barnstaple will play Hereford FC on Saturday, with plenty of away support expected at Mill Road.

Barnstaple Town are all set for what is likely to be their biggest attendance of the last 40 years on Saturday.

Barum are hosting Hereford FC, a phoenix club of Hereford United, which was dissolved in 2014.

Around 600 travelling fans are expected to visit Mill Road on Saturday, where Barnstaple will be hoping to cause an upset against a team with a 100 per cent record so far.

For Barnstaple Town manager Barry Yeo and assistant manager Karl Baggaley, the game will also mark their 150th in charge of the club. Yeo said: “We could have anything in excess of 600 people travelling to us.

“Obviously for the club it will be a great day, as well as for the lads and ourselves.

“To have them in our league, it’s one that everyone looks at, and everyone wants to get something from them, and everyone looks forward to playing them.

“I couldn’t say if I’ve done 150 games, I don’t know – all I know is we’ve enjoyed every minute of it.

“It’s not about what we do, it’s about what the lads do on the pitch, and hopefully we can do all we can to get a great result.”

Barnstaple were last in action on Saturday, where they got up and running in the Emirates FA Cup with a 1-0 win over Clevedon Town.

A goal from Scott Sharp on the cusp of half time was enough to see off their Toolstation Western League opponents and see them through to qualifying for the first round.

They will now host Evo-Stik Southern League Premier side Merthyr Town on September 3 in the next stage of the competition.

Despite the scoreline, Barum had plenty of opportunities in a dominant display, with consistent opportunities to score, including a missed penalty from Jack Jenkins.

Overall, Yeo was happy to get through at the first attempt.

He said: “It’s a good result, and it gives us a great tie in the next round.

“We should have had a lot more; that’s probably the only disappointing thing from it, that we didn’t score more.

“But we’re safely through to the next round, and hopefully we can go further.”

Following the Hereford game, Barnstaple will have a short turnaround before resuming one of their biggest rivalries – playing Bideford away on Bank Holiday Monday.

“They’re all big games in this league, but I know the supporters will be looking forward to the Bideford game,” added Yeo.

“When I started there were four leagues between us and we’ve managed to close the gap.

“We know they have a lot of supporters who have been looking forward to it.

“It’s going to be a really tough game.”