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Match preview - FA Cup trip to face Marine awaits

3 November 2023

Town are in FA Cup action tomorrow when they make the trip across the Pennines to face Marine AFC in round one of the competition.

The game will be played in front of a sell-out crowd at The Marine Travel Arena against the Northern Premier League side with Simon Weaver’s side looking to continue its recent strong form away from home. 

Our opponents  

Marine, known as The Mariners or the Lilywhites, compete in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, the seventh tier of English football. They are currently fifth in the table. 

This is their second season back at this level, finishing ninth last season after being promoted following the 2021/22 season. They have won five of their seven games at home this season. 

Prior to their relegation in 2019 they had spent 40 consecutive seasons at the Premier Division level. 

Former Chester manager Neil Young is at the helm for Marine having been appointed at the start of the 2018/19 season. As well as securing promotion back to the Premier Division, Young also lifted the Liverpool Senior Cup last season with a penalty shoot-out win against Runcorn Linnets. 

The club are noted for having the longest serving manager in postwar English football, with Roly Howard occupying the post for over 30 years and almost 2,000 games until 2005. 

FA Cup spotlight 

Town have made it beyond the first round in each of the last four seasons, including a first-ever appearance in the third round back in 2021/22 where they defeated both Wrexham and Portsmouth before being defeated by then Championship side Luton Town. 

Last season Simon Weaver’s side knocked out Bradford City in round one thanks to Matty Daly’s early strike before exiting after a 3-1 away defeat at Hartlepool – a game that saw Joe Mattock red carded. 

Marine of course reached the third round of the competition back in 2021, where they were defeated 5-0 at Tottenham Hotspur with the gap of 161 places between the two sides the biggest in FA Cup history. They also reached round three back in the 1992/93 season where they were beaten by Crewe Alexandra. 

They have made it through to round one this season after victories against Guiseley, Spennymoor Town (both after replays), Hyde United and National League side FC Halifax Town. 

Team news 
Mark Oxley will be missing for the next couple of months after sustaining a ruptured calf tendon in last weekends defeat at home to Crewe Alexandra.

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Match Reports

Marine 1-5 Town Odoh, Folarin, McDonald and Foulds fire Town into FA Cup second round

4 November 2023

A clinical display helped Town reach the second round of the Emirates FA Cup and overcome a spirited Marine side in an entertaining clash at Marine Travel Arena.

Abraham Odoh opened the scoring, but Marine hit back through Chris Doyle from a corner, leading to a real end to end cup tie in the first half.

Sam Folarin had made sure Town went into the break ahead though as he chased down a long Matty Foulds clearance before rounding the 'keeper.

Folarin's second of the afternoon arrived just after the break and lead to a more comfortable half for Town, who added to the scoreline through Rod McDonald and Matty Foulds' first for the club to ensure their passage to Round Two.

Simon Weaver opted for Lewis Thomas over Friday's arrival Jonathan Mitchell between the sticks, while Folarin lead the line at the other end.

It took Town just five minutes to open the scoring as Josh Falkingham's cross deflected into the path of Odoh, whose first touch trapped the ball and set up a fierce shot that flew past Goddard at his near post.

Marine responded well to going behind and forced Thomas into action, the Town stopper doing well to keep out long range efforts from the hosts.

A series of set pieces followed for Marine and eventually lead to an equaliser in the 25th minute, Doyle heading home a wicked corner delivery at the far post.

A piece of individual alertness from Folarin restored Town's lead just three minutes later, the forward's blistering pace allowing him to latch onto Matty Foulds' clearance ahead of Marine goalkeeper Goddard and slide the ball into an empty net.

Conceding a second goal didn't knock the wind out of the Marine sails though, who were determined to make the game into a proper cup tie who again responded well, Finlay Sinclair-Smith striking the bar with a sweetly struck effort onto the crossbar.

Town then had Foulds to thank for keeping their half time lead in tact after a goalline clearance monents before the break stopped the hosts levelling for a second time and finishing off an intricate attacking move.

A mistake at the back allowed Town to increase their advantage seven minutes after the break, Folarin again profiting as he found himself through one on one and able to keep his cool to finish.

McDonald then got himself in on the act, bundling home Foulds' corner at the far post to claim his first in yellow and black.

With a three goal advantage, Weaver opted to mix things up, with Dean Cornelius, Jack Muldoon, Jeremy Sivi, Stephen Dooley and Josh March all given valuable minutes.

A Dooley corner would result in Town's fifth and final goal of the afternoon as the midfielder found Foulds to head home, the full back rounding off an excellent afternoon that included his first Town goal, two assists and two goal line clearances.

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Ticket News

Marine (A) Ticket Information

25 October 2023

Town travel to Marine AFC in Round One of the 2023/24 Emirates FA Cup on Saturday 4th November, kick-off 3pm.

Tickets for the fixture at Rossett Park will go on sale online and from our Official Store from Thursday 26th October at 10.30am.

Tickets have been priced as follows...

  • £12 Adults 
  • £8 Senior (65+) & 15-21 year olds
  • £5 Children (U15)

Please note the match is all ticket and away supporters must purchase in advance – the ticket office will not be open on the day of the game.

Tickets will be on sale up until 2pm on Friday 3rd November.

Supporters can buy online and collect in store or from the EnviroVent stadium at the Crewe match.

Collections will be available from the Main Office at Half time or at the end of the match.

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Information for supporters attending Saturday's Emirates FA Cup First Round tie...

Stadium Entry

Turnstiles open at 1.30pm – please arrive early to keep any delays to a minimum

All supporters MUST enter the stadium via the turnstile shown on their ticket; please have tickets available for inspection by Stewards:

Away Turnstile 3&4 (off main car park):

For Zone T1 (College Rd terrace) and for Away Stand seating

Please note all supporters MUST remain in the stadium Zone or seat shown on their ticket. There will be no transfer around the stadium or readmittance.


1894 Bar & Bistro (accessed from main club car park outside stadium only) is open all day to both sets of supporters.

Please note no alcohol may be brought into the stadium - there will be no temporary bars situated inside the stadium due to FA rules.


1894 Bar & Bistro and Carlsberg Suite will offer a pizza menu.

Pullman Jack’s will operate three food outlets inside the stadium, for away fans this is located in segregated section adjacent to turnstile entrance.

Toilets are located adjacent to Turnstile 4


a 52 page souvenir edition priced at £2.50 and is available upon entry to the stadium.

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