GOALKEEPER Chris Grace is already dreaming of playing in a Wembley final, writes Dave Wright.

He will be between the posts for Bracknell Town against Marske United at Larges Lane on Saturday, the third time he and a number of his colleagues have appeared in an FA Vase quarter-final tie.

Grace, Dave Hancock, Jesse Wilson, Jon Bennett, Joe Grant and Justin Clayton have all had previous experience with former club Ascot United, while TJ Bohane has been there with Highworth.

The Yellamen contingent never got to the semi finals, but Grace is determined to help make it possible this time around.

“Hopefully, it will be third time lucky,” said the keeper.

“Every player dreams of playing at Wembley. It’s good to get this far in the Vase and a few of the lads have been here before, but we are now hoping to go the whole way.

“I think it is something more for the players than for the club itself.

“The club wants to win the league and get promotion, but every player wants to play at Wembley in a competitive game. Not too many players get that opportunity at our level of football.”

Grace continued: “They (Marske) are going to be decent, so we will have to make sure we are at the top of our game right from the start. We have a good chance and I would back us every day at home against any team.”

He still remembers Ascot’s two previous sixth-round defeats in the national competition, commenting: “We went up north (to Shildon) and drew 1-1, but lost the replay and then away (to St Austell) and lost in hideous conditions, so we are delighted to have a home game this Saturday.

“It is going to be a good day all round, but we do need to make sure we are on it right from the start.”

Grace admitted the Robins were a “bit flat” against Burnham last Saturday, adding: “Most players had two weeks off without a game, but we will have two good training sessions this week, so should be back to our best on Saturday.”