What Tottenham can count on from Marine within the FA Cup
Tottenham face Marine on Sunday night within the FA Cup third spherical as they try and keep away from being on the receiving finish of the best upset within the competitors’s historical past.
The part-time eighth tier Merseyside outfit welcome Jose Mourinho’s facet to their 3,189-seater Rossett Park house, having performed six matches to get to this stage of competitors.
So what can Spurs count on from the plucky underdogs?
Within the FA Cup this season, Marine have historically lined up in a 4-3-3 formation. 19-year-old Salford Metropolis loanee Alex Doyle has operated on the base of a midfield triangle, however is a doubt for the sport having been compelled off with an ankle harm throughout Marine’s second spherical win over Havant and Waterlooville.
Doyle has not featured since, however the membership are hopeful he shall be match after agreeing an extension to his mortgage this week.
Membership captain Niall Cummins leads the road, and has been flanked by the short Neil Kengni – a former member of the Rochdale academy – and Momodou Touray on both wing throughout their earlier FA Cup victories. Nonetheless, Touray is not going to be concerned, having returned to mum or dad membership Salford following the conclusion of his mortgage spell.
Marine are managed by Neil Younger (not that one). The 45-year-old has beforehand had spells answerable for Rhyl, Colwyn, Chester, Stockport, Altrincham and Halifax. He just lately put pen to paper on a brand new three-and-a-half-year take care of the membership.
It was at Chester – the membership Marine eradicated within the fourth qualifying spherical of this season’s FA Cup – the place Younger loved his best success, taking cost in 2010 as they emerged from the ashes of Chester Metropolis following the membership’s winding up order.
Younger guided Chester to a few successive promotions, successful the Evo-Stik First Division North, Evo-Stik Northern Premier and Convention North, earlier than departing in 2014.
Marine have proved to be an actual menace from set items throughout this season’s FA Cup run. The Merseyside outfit have netted 9 objectives throughout their six FA Cup fixtures this season – six of which have come from useless ball conditions.
In midfielder Josh Hmami, Marine boast an actual free kick specialist. The Accrington Stanley academy graduate has scored from six direct free kicks this season. Centre again Anthony Miley has additionally proved a aim scoring menace, with 5 objectives already this time period.
Ought to Marine maintain Tottenham to a draw and take their illustrious Premier League opponents to penalties then they’re going to fancy their possibilities, having progressed previous each Runcorn Linnets within the second qualifying spherical and Colchester within the first spherical correct through spot kicks this season.
Marine have a comparatively younger facet, with the common age of the beginning XI who received the higher of Havant and Waterlooville within the earlier spherical simply 24. The midfield trio is especially younger, with James Barrigan essentially the most senior of the three on the age of simply 22.
This common age of the facet is hauled up by 35-year-old centre half David Raven – a defender who made three first workforce appearances for Liverpool underneath Rafael Benitez, represented England at youth stage and has substantial expertise within the Soccer League throughout spells with Tranmere, Shrewsbury and Carlisle.
Speedy ahead Neil Kengni was singled out by teammate James Joyce as Marine’s star performer this time period, and will trigger Spurs issues along with his directness.
Captain Niall Cummins is thought to be the membership’s talisman. A correct non-League stalwart, the 27-year-old PE trainer has been branded Marine’s “Harry Kane, however with out the capturing capability or tempo”. Famend for his aim scoring capability within the field, Cummins netted the membership’s well-known winner over Havant and Waterlooville to ebook their place within the third spherical. He is additionally an Arsenal fan…
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