Preview: Moors v Marine

We turn our attentions to the FA Cup with a comprehensive preview of Marine’s Second Round Qualifying visit to The Brewery Field.

Spennymoor Town v Marine
Emirates FA Cup Second Round Qualifying
Saturday 16th September 2023, 3pm
The Brewery Field

The Opposition
Marine have strung together an impressive run of form which sees them lying fifth in the Northern Premier League Premier Division table ahead of their weekend visit to The Brewery Field.

Neil Young’s side have won three league games in succession to bolster confidence in the camp as they head for County Durham to continue their FA Cup campaign.

The Mariners overcame Guiseley 3-0 in a replay in the last round to set-up their meeting with Moors and will offer a big challenge for Jamie Chandler’s side on Saturday.

Marine made headlines back in 2020/21 when they made it through to Round Three where they were drawn at home to Jose Mourinho’s Spurs in a televised tie at The Marine Travel Arena.

Previous Meeting
Saturday’s game will be the first time the two clubs have played each other since 2017 when the sides were sharing the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

Marine’s last visit to The Brewery Field ended in a 2-1 win for Moors thanks to an own goal and a late winner from Kallum Griffiths.

Team News
Mark Anderson is still nursing an ankle injury and won’t feature, while Michael Ledger continues to have treatment for a hamstring concern.

Match Officials
Joe Moss will be the man in charge for Saturday’s FA Cup action at The Brewery Field, and he will be assisted by Kieran Downey and Liam Smith.

Fans of both sides can buy their ticket in advance online if preferred, while there will also be the function to buy via card or cash directly on the turnstiles prior to kick-off.

Click here for full ticket information.

Live Commentary
If you can’t get along to The Brewery Field on Saturday then you’ll once again be able to keep up with all the action by joining us for full live audio commentary on Durham OnAir.

Mark Simpson will be behind the microphone from 2.50pm this weekend to set the scene ahead of kick-off and then describe every kick from the tie against The Mariners.

Click here now for more information on how to access the live commentary.

Competition Rules
Both sides can name a maximum of seven substitutes for Saturday’s FA Cup tie, of which three may be used at any point during the 90 minutes.

If the tie is level at the end of 90 minutes, then a replay will take place at The Marine Travel Arena on Tuesday evening (7.45pm kick-off).

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