NOT only is it FA Cup fever for footballers this weekend but it is for referees too as Church's Craig Buxton will be one of the officials at his biggest game so far tomorrow.
The 39-year-old will be part of a four strong team at Stafford Rangers against Maidenhead United in the FA Cup first round and he is hoping there is no trouble.
"It is the biggest game I have been involved in. I did Shrewsbury against Chester in the Conference a couple of seasons ago but it is my first time in the first round proper of the FA Cup.
"I am just hoping there is no controversy."
Craig, who works in the civil service, began refereeing in 1997 in the Burnley and District Combination and has progressed through the ranks to be a Level Three referee.
"I was managing a work's football team at Express Gifts and they packed in so I just decided to have a go at refereeing," he said.
"At the level I am at now - in the UniBond and Conference North games - the players know the rules but when you are refereeing at levels like the Burnley and District League, you do get a bit of grief!
"My friends also give me some stick off the field.
"And my partner, Denise, thinks it is great I go off every Saturday - she even packs my kit for me!
"I only heard last weekend which game I was going to and I am looking forward to an FA Cup game - and I get a whole new FA Cup official kit!
"I am just hoping there is no controversy as we had to abandon a game between Workington and Redditch the other week.
"I want a quiet game!"
Craig will have to be at Stafford Rangers at 1pm and will meet referee Paul Varley.
A former Stanley player will also be praying Craig has a good game - Danny Alcock has been playing in goal for Rangers.