WINCHESTER City aim to put a damper on Hereford’s big celebration party on Saturday.

The Citizens' final game of the season takes them to the runaway Southern One South & West champions who sit proudly aloft the table with 104 points.

The Bulls, who rose from the ashes of the old Hereford United, boast an average gate of 2,756 this season as they work their way back up the football pyramid.

Another bumper crowd is expected for Saturday's grand finale at Edgar Street.

In keeping with their nickname, the club will parade champion Hereford bull, Hawkesbury Ronaldo, around the ground before kick-off.

And, following the final whistle, Peter Beadle's head boys will be presented with the South & West winners’ shield.

Winchester player-boss Craig Davis said: “It’s going to be a great occasion.

“Some people may never have played in front of a crowd that big before.

“It’s painful to watch another side celebrating, but it’s a good opportunity to see where effort can get you. Next year it could be us.

“I’ve heard Hereford are sponsoring how many goals they can score against us, so they’re really going for it.

“Hopefully we'll put up a good fight and see if we can get something from the game.”

Davis is still awaiting his first win and first goal as City boss since taking on the job last month, initially until the end of the season.

Performances, though, have been better than results suggest and the Winchester hierarchy this week confirmed him as the man to lead them forward in 2017/18.

“The club have said they’ve seen an improvement in things other than results and it’s been an excellent time for me to work out what I’ve got squad-wise,” said former Fleet Town boss Davis.

“It’s an old adage, but I always say you get out of a game what you put in. Unfortunately that’s not been the case for us over Easter (with 1-0 defeats at Tiverton and at home to AFC Totton).

“But we’ve got a full complement of players available on Saturday and, first and foremost, we’ll look to get a performance out of the team and see if we can come away with something. A bit of luck would be nice too!”