Preview FA Vase second round proper St Ives Town v Aylesbury United HAVING reached the last 16 of the FA Vase in each of the last three seasons, St Ives Town are gearing up for another trip down that long Road to Wembley. A smart betting man might see St Ives, who were knocked out at the fifth round stage by Northern League outfit Shildon last season, as a decent outside punt at 50/1 to go all the way come what May. But a home tie with Molten Spartan South Midlands League side Aylesbury United this Saturday is the first obstacle in their path and joint-manager Jez Hall is expecting a tough afternoon. He said: Given that Aylesbury are currently sitting fourth in the South Midlands League and are a club that been at a higher level for a number of years it does seem to suggest they have something about them. Weve had them watched and, although theyre a decent side, are certainly not unbeatable and well be confident given our cracking recent home form of six wins and a draw from our last seven games. On his sides chances overall in this seasons competition, Hall said: Theres no reason to think we cant go as far as we have done in the last three seasons. But its once you start getting to the fourth and fifth rounds and come up against the top sides and teams from the Northern League where you can come up short - as weve found out. A win over Aylesbury this weekend would also stick another £1,000 in the coffers at Westwood Road, which has been boosted by Ives cup exploits, and Hall is confident that can continue. He said: There seems to be a decent cup pedigree at this club, whether it gives us that little bit of extra motivation to perform well Im not too sure, but weve always been a good cup side. Whether it be the FA Vase, the UCL League Cup, the Hinchingbrooke Cup or the Hunts Premier Cup, weve done well in these competitions in recent seasons and are already into a couple of quarter-finals this season. St Ives scheduled home league fixture with UCL Premier bottom side Desborough Town on Saturday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, while they were due back in action at Yaxley last night (Tuesday).