FA Cup – Second Round Draw

Mariners host Hawks at the Marine Travel Arena….

Marine’s reward for their Emirates FA Cup heroics at Colchester is a home tie with Havant and Waterlooville.

The National League South side overcame Cray Valley Paper Mills at home in the First Round yesterday and have also seen off Horsham (2-1), Chatham Town (4-1) and Bath City (0-3) since entering in the 2nd Qualifying Round.

In the League they have played just three games, winning 2-1 at Billericay Town but being defeated at Dartford, their only home match resulting in a 2-2 draw with Maidstone United.

The club reached the Fourth Round in 2008, famously facing Liverpool at Anfield and leading 1-0 and 2-1 before eventually going down 5-2 in front of 6,000 travelling fans.

Marine meanwhile will go in to the tie on the back of nine consecutive wins (including two on penalties), with a record of 23 for and just 5 conceded, including 5 clean sheets.

To date Crosby’s finest have dispatched Barnoldswick Town, Frickley Athletic, Runcorn Linnets, Nantwich Town, Chester and Colchester United.

The tie will be played on the weekend between Friday 27th to Monday 30th November behind closed doors – a further update regarding possible televising will be made in due course..

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