GLASSBOYS boss Gary Hackett has spoken of his delight at drawing local rivals Kidderminster Harriers in the FA Cup.

Stourbridge will welcome their near neighbours to the War Memorial Ground for a fourth qualifying round clash on Saturday, October 24.

It will be the first time the clubs have faced each other, other than in friendlies or the Worcestershire Senior Cup, since the 1982/83 season.

Hackett said: "It's a very exciting draw for everyone connected to this club.

"It's a magnificent tie that really captures the imagination. It could well see a full house at Amblecote and sums up the magic of the cup.

"Make no mistake about it, we will be the underdogs going into the tie. They are a full time club and playing at a higher level.

"A lot will be made of the current form of both sides but that doesn't count for much in games like this.

"It could be a very close affair but it still offers us a good chance to progress. Everyone will be looking forward to it, especially the players."

There are links between the two clubs with current Glassboys Justin Richards and Junior Smikle having played for Harriers. Stour assistant Jon Ford was also at Aggborough during his playing days.

Hackett, meanwhile, played with Harriers chairman Rod Brown at Stourport.

"As you'd expect from two clubs so close to each other, there are a lot of links and relationships between us," added Hackett.

"It all adds up to being a really great contest for both sides."