Saints travel to higher-level York City this Saturday for an historic fixture and it is one they intend to win. Parker and co. have enjoyed a pleasing start to the Southern League Premier Division Central campaign, establishing themselves in the top half of the table with a defensive-minded approach. And it is that quality which gives Parker high hopes of causing a shock in arguably the biggest game of Saints 131-year history. He said: The mood in the camp is really positive as you would expect ahead of a big cup tie. Weve been defensively sound all season and hope we can cause them a bit of trouble as well. Were tough to break down and we have showed that we can hurt teams when we hit on the counter-attack. Were a group of lads who work hard, show willingness and graft for each other, and those things count for a lot in football. I know we havent scored too many goals, but weve come up with important ones at important times. Its going to be a good experience for the lads, the staff and the fans one that we will remember for a long time. But we also want to progress in the FA Cup and I firmly believe were going there with a chance of being able to do that. Wed love to win up there - of course we would - but Im sure wed take a replay as well. York probably wouldnt relish coming to our place in all fairness! Parker is one of several summer signings who have re-energised St Ives after a difficult 2017-18 campaign when they would ordinarily have suffered relegation. A re-structure of the non-league system saved their Step 3 bacon. Parker has spent much of his career under Saints new assistant boss Craig Adams having been given his first experience of senior football by that man at Step 5 side Wellingborough. Opponents York have had a difficult start to the season. They sacked manager Martin Gray only five matches into the campaign. The Minstermen are currently under the caretaker control of Sam Collins and sit ninth in National League North. Veteran striker Jon Parkin is the most famous name in the City squad which operates on a full-time basis. The 37 year-old represented Hull, Stoke and Preston among others during a long Football League career.