After weeks of waiting and planning, Romford's big day is finally here - and manager Dan Spinks says the place will be buzzing.

Saturday sees the FA Vase semi-final first leg against Lincoln United with Boro just a little more than 180 minutes away from a possible Wembley trip.

And with a 2-0 Essex Senior League win over Coggeshall Town safely in the books, as well as cup game against Halstead, Spinks and his team can sink their teeth into the big one.

Romford Recorder: Romford won 2-0 against Coggeshall Town. Picture: BOB KNIGHTLEYRomford won 2-0 against Coggeshall Town. Picture: BOB KNIGHTLEY (Image: Bob Knightley)

The boss said: "The buzz is very good and the excitement is there. The fans are buzzing, the chairman and secretary are excited and I’m excited. 

"It's the talk of the town and we’re looking forward to it.  

"Whatever the result over the two weeks, I'm proud of where we've got to and I'm proud of my team. 

"If it gets us to Wembley then brilliant, we'll be even prouder, but I can’t take away what we've done so far either." 

And as with previous rounds, the boss wants to tap in to the whole carnival atmosphere that surrounds a game like this, to keep any nerves at bay.

He said: "We’re just preparing and we don't want to go too far over the top and make them nervous, it’s still only a game of football at the end of the day. 

"Footballing wise, if we carry on doing what we’ve been doing, I fancy us against most teams. 

"But the occasion will play a massive part in it, not just for us, it'll be the same for them as well. 

"The good thing is I've got a lot of experience in my side. I've got three boys who have all played at Wembley already, boys who have all played in big cup games and big promotion, play-off games.

"We’ll just be trying to enjoy the day, relax and play the way we've been playing all season basically."

The semi-final also throws up a rarity in non-league football, a two-legged contest.

Spinks said: "I was speaking to my assistant last night and we were saying you can lose the tie in the first leg, but you can't win it. 

"That's how it feels and we don't want to be out of anything. 

"And we won't be, we won't. We've been solid all season and I can't think of any games we've lost by more than one. 

"We'll be in the game and we'll give a good account of ourselves, I'm sure."

And the first leg will see one new face in the Romford squad.

"I’ve brought Adalberto Pinto in from Walthamstow and we’ll have him in for Saturday, he’s not cup-tied or anything," said the boss. 

"He brings a wealth of experience, I’ve worked with him previously. He's going to be great in the dressing room and the boys like him. 

"He’ll be a big plus."