When Marine began their FA Cup journey in 2020 against Barnoldswick Town, nobody could have imagined what took place just four months after. Seven rounds later, they faced Tottenham Hotspur, top of the Premier League. Merseysportlive reporter Sam Millne looks back at the impact of that game a year on.
The new year was welcomed in with another win for Marine who continue to sit pretty atop the Northern Premier League West tree thanks to their 0-1 win at Prescot Cables, which attracted almost 1,000 spectators – the division’s biggest crowd of the day.
Non-league football proved it’s alive and kicking in Sefton as more than 2,000 people turned out to watch Bootle beat Marine 0-3 in the Northern Premier League West - the eighth tier of English football. The match, which sold out well in advance, was the first league meeting between the sides for 70 years and lived up to expectations, for the visiting supporters at least, as Bootle stunned The Mariners by scoring three without reply.
By Sam Millne AFC Liverpool have been drawn away to Abbey Hey in the fourth round of the Buildbase FA Vase. AFC Liverpool are now just four games away from Wembley after beating Pilkington 1-0 in the third round of the...
Three set-piece goals for in-form Michael Howard led Skelmersdale to a 3-0 win over Padiham. The victory sees the Blueboys extend their unbeaten run to 14 games and remain just one point behind leaders Macclesfield.
AFC Liverpool made it into the fourth round of the FA Vase for the first time in their history after a narrow 1-0 win at home to Pilkington. Following three wins in their last four matches, AFC Liverpool kept up their momentum with a second half winner from Luke Stephens in front of the 148 in attendance at Rosset Park to keep their Wembley dreams alive.
Marine AFC boss Neil Young said his side can "take a lot from it" after being beaten on penalties in the FA Trophy by higher league Bradford Park Avenue Young spoke to Merseysportlive following his side's 3-3 draw and the spot-kick agony.
Merseyrail Ladies continued their perfect home record as they won 2-0 against West Didsbury and Chorlton AFC at Admiral Park. Terrible weather conditions played their part in south Liverpool as both teams struggled to play full-flowing football.
Marine will face National League outfit Halifax Town in the third round of the Buildbase FA Trophy if they beat Bradford Park Avenue on Wednesday. Neil Young’s side were supposed to make the trip to West Yorkshire on Saturday but the match was postponed because of Storm Arwen.