OXFORD City are hoping their fresher legs could prove the difference as they attempt to claim an Emirates FA Cup scalp this afternoon.

Solihull Moors, who are 35 places above their hosts in the league pyramid, will start as firm favourites to reach Monday’s draw for the second round.

But Tim Flowers’ men had a 370-mile round trip to play Hartlepool United on Tuesday night.

City general manager Justin Merritt said: “It’s great to have the chance to go up against a National League team.

“It will be a hell of a challenge for us and we don’t underestimate that at all.

“But we are at home and it’s a great opportunity for us to give it a right good go.

“They played on Tuesday night, so we have a few extra days’ rest.”

City believe the tie should lead to a bigger gate than usual and could be helped by Oxford United’s first-round game being switched to tomorrow.

Merritt said: “Hopefully we will pick up a few floating supporters who will want to watch a game.

“We are anticipating a crowd of 600 or 700, which in our ground is a good atmosphere.

“There’s a bit of a buzz around the place.”

Adult tickets are £12, with students at a special half price.

Apart from the cup-tied Elliot Benyon, City can name a full strength squad.