CHARD Town break new territory on Saturday when they visit Westfield, near Radstock, in the first round of the Somerset Senior Cup (2pm kick-off).

Westfield, currently fifth in the Somerset County League Premier Division, have been beaten once in four outings, with 16 goals in their last three matches.

Should the scores be level after 90 minutes the game will go straight to penalties.

Club captain Ryan Parris returns but Tom Stephens-Fouracre misses out.

Town boss Mark Parris said: “An away tie to another Premier side will be difficult but hopefully we can carry on from where we left off against Watchet, although it was disappointing not having a game last week to continue the momentum.”

After their FA-imposed relegation, Chard’s first team find themselves back in the Somerset Senior Cup after over 40 years in what was the Somerset Professional (now Premier) Cup.

That means Chard’s reserves, who also play at senior level, can no longer play in their county senior cup.

Instead, they entertain new opponents Whipton & Pinhoe in the East Devon Senior Cup on Saturday (ko 2pm) at Zembard Lane.

Ilminster Town are also in Somerset Senior Cup action as they look for a first win of the season in all competitions.

The Blues host Division 2 outfit AFC Brislington (2pm), while Division 3's Combe St Nicholas are at home to Bristol Spartak (2pm).