DANNY Scopes admits it will be a memorable moment when Concord Rangers host Royston Town in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy.

The Beach Boys, who had never surpassed the second round before this term, sealed a penalty shoot-out win over National League North side Leamington at the weekend to ensure they were among the final eight clubs remaining in the competition.

Following this afternoon's draw, Concord will welcome Southern Premier Central side Royston to the Aspect Arena and Scopes is pleased to have been handed a home tie.

"A home draw at this stage of the competition is great," said the Beach Boys' boss.

"It will be good to have our supporters at the game and it's a fantastic draw for us.

"Hopefully we can get a big crowd and being at home meant it would be a good tie for the club whoever we were drawn against.

"At this stage of the competition, it's always going to be difficult but being at home was the first box I wanted to tick.

"It will be a great occasion for everyone associated with the club."

While Concord saw off Leamington, Royston booked their place in the last eight by sealing an extra-time victory over National League outfit Ebbsfleet United.

Royston - who are fourth in the Southern Premier Central standings - have also beaten the likes of Wealdstone, Boreham Wood and Chester during their stunning run in the FA Trophy.

And Scopes insists he will not underestimate Royston.

"They have caused a number of upsets, including against Ebbsfleet," added Scopes.

"Royston have good backing and fantastic players as well.

"They are looking for promotion this year and are a well-supported football club.

"They will have aspirations of getting to the final, like us.

"It's a great opportunity for us to get into a two-legged semi-final of a national competition.

"Saying that we are going for a place in the semi-finals of a national competition is something you dream about."

Scopes admits he has some inside knowledge about Royston.

"I know Arron Benstead, who is their physio, well because he is a Southend lad," admitted Scopes.

"He knows a lot about us and we know things about them.

"They will be difficult to beat but we will do our homework because we want to go through."

The winners of the tie are set to bag £7,500, while the defeated side will pocket £2,500.

Fellow Essex side Aveley will head to Notts County, while Barnet are set to host Halesowen Town and holders AFC Fylde will do battle with Harrogate Town.