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Marine sell over 30,000 virtual tickets for FA Cup tie against Tottenham

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Marine sell over 30,000 virtual tickets for FA Cup tie against Tottenham

Marine's part-time players had been holding off Tottenham for 20 minutes when apprentice plumber Neil Kengni spotted his chance. Only the crossbar spared the blushes of Hart and Tottenham.

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However, alongside eye-catching results such as a 5-0 humbling of West Brom they have suffered some painful defeats, notably a 6-2 drubbing by Manchester United.

A few supporters stood on the wall and peered through the fence struck over Jose Mourinho and the Tottenham bench.

One local tweeted midway through the match his disbelief of getting to watch Gareth Bale "whilst leaning out my window". Yet even a trip to Marine saw Bale's frustrations continue with a free kick saved by Passant.

Mourinho said: "They hit the bar yes but what could we do to stop it?"

Youngster Alfie Devine made Tottenham history by becoming the youngest player to make his first team debut for Spurs and also the youngest to score for the club. It's just unfortunate at the end that we conceded five goals.

But the Marine players can hold their heads up high as they put on a courageous show in front of the watching millions at home on BBC1, as well as the odd neighbour who had a good view from their back gardens!

And when the final whistle blew after a valiant display they went over the thank the fans peering from Rossett Road gardens.

Although they do not know when their league campaign will resume due to Covid-19, selling more than 30,000 virtual tickets has safeguarded Marine's immediate future.

'The Cup run has been a lifesaver for us financially for where we are in non-league.

"I am buying. If I win, I won't be able to make it valid because we have our preseason".

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