Wealdstone boss Gordon Bartlett is confident his side can send reigning Middlesex Senior Cup champions Hampton and Richmond Borough crashing out of the competition at Grosvenor Vale tonight (Thursday), writes Tim Edwards.
The Blue Square South high fliers arrive in fine fettle having beat Welling United 2-0 on Tues- day to tighten their grip on a play- off place.
Having lost just four games in the sixth tier of English football this season the Beavers, who beat Northwood 1-0 in the previous round, currently occupy third spot and look a good bet for a second successive play-off final appear- ance this season, but will hope to go one step further this time around.
Manager Alan Devonshire has overseen one of the club's most successful periods ever since arriv- ing at the Beveree in 2003.
Achievements include winning the Middlesex Senior Cup in the 2005/06 and 2007/08 seasons.
Devonshire has now set his sights on a hat-trick of cup victo- ries, but will meet a Stones side in determined mood.
"I want to win something this year," said Bartlett. "I want some- thing to show at the end of the sea- son for what I consider to be a good group of players.
"Hampton are doing very well in their league and are very much in the play-off race. But it doesn't matter who you play against  this is a quarter final and we have an opportunity of going all the way."
Bartlett, who watched his side lose 2-0 at Boreham Wood in the Ryman Premier on Tuesday, is likely to make several changes ahead of tonight's game in a bid to keep his side as fresh as possi- ble in the midst of a manic sched- ule.
"The timing of the game is awful," he added.
"Four games in seven or eight days is very difficult. There will be changes for tonight but I'm not sure how many.
"The strength and depth is not something we can shout too loudly about at the moment."
The latest Stones player to be sidelined is defender Darren Locke.
He suffered a recurrence of a previous thigh injury in last Sat- urday's defeat to Harlow Town and will have to miss tonight's game and Saturday's league trip to Carshalton Athletic (see Page 47 for preview) at the very least as he battles to regain fitness.
Hampton, meanwhile, can afford wider resources having sold star striker Ben Wright to League One title contenders Peterborough United last month for a club record fee understood to be in the region of £40,000.