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FA CUP PREVIEW: Chester FC v Marine

Chester FC will look to advance to the First Round Proper of the FA Cup this afternoon, with Marine the opponents.

The Blues were very unfortunate to lose their first match of the season last Saturday at Spennymoor. A 2-1 defeat with the goal coming in the last minute, Bern and Jonno’s side were left to rue missed chances in the second half – despite the winning goal coming in controversial circumstances.

After a penalty shootout win at Worksop Town, and a magnificent victory at home to the Moors last Tuesday, the Blues are now just one win away from the First Round Proper. Midfielder Paddy Lacey misses the match, serving the last of his three game suspension – but other than that the Blues are expected to be at full strength.

Marine hosted the Blues in pre-season, with Bern and Jonno’s side coming out 4-0 winners that day. Their Manager needs no introduction, the legendary Neil Young guided us to three successive Championships following reformation in 2010.

His side thrashed Nantwich Town 4-1 in the last round to advance to this stage.

Kick off today at the Deva Stadium is 3pm.

If the tie is level after 90 minutes, as per the last round, we will go straight to a penalty shootout.

The prize fund sees the winners of this tie gain £9,375 in prize money – with the losers getting £3,125.

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