Winchester City continue to battle on four cup fronts tonight - they have a Russell Cotes quarter final at Wessex League hot-shots Wimborne.

The Hampshire league leaders are also in the Southampton Senior and the Trophyman and that FA Vase tie at Burgess Hill is less than a fortnight away.

But they will have to do without Andy Forbes for tonight's clash against the form side of the Wessex League.

Forbes is still struggling with Achilles trouble so the Dorset shoot out will now be between Ian Mancey and Gareth Barnes, whose four goals against Downton at the weekend took his tally to 24 in three months.

Winchester boss Neil Hards will also be without centre back Dave Goss, who suffered a thigh strain in the 3-0 win against Aldermaston on Saturday, and new signing Dave Piper is not available to make his debut until the weekend.

Forbes is expected to return to the attack against Amesbury on Saturday but Hards is expected to stick with the strike pair of young Adam Rogers and Mancey against Wimborne, who are third in the Wessex League.

Both Rogers and Mancey scored at the weekend and Hards, who is now without Michael Jackson (see facing page), said: "Adam Rogers has done extremely well when he's come on and it was pleasing for him to get on the scoresheet on Saturday.

"The good thing about Mancey is that he can play with both Forbes and Rogers which will help ensure that Forbes is fresh for the FA Vase."

Hards added: "We love being in all these cup competitions.

"It's certainly a lot better than training which is what we'd be doing otherwise.

"We're enjoying it and this is going to be another good test for us against a side from a higher division.

"We're falling behind in terms of league games played but we're not victims of our own success by any means - we haven't won anything yet.

"We know we could still end the season potless so we're focused on winning every game.

"The depth of our squad is going to be very important from now until the end of the season.

"Playing so many games is mentally and physically draining for the players."