Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The official Marine Football Club app


First - Match centre

Brackley Town
Full time
F Sinclair-Smith (6', 38'), J Murray (30')
Sat 6 Oct 15:00 - The Emirates FA Cup 18-19 Attendance 371

Brackley Town 2-3 Marine

Mariners do it again in the FA Cup...

Marine produced a Giant performance on Liverpool Giants weekend as they beat Brackley Town 3-2 on Saturday to progress to the 4th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.

Brackley are the current FA Trophy holders and look well placed for another play off berth in the National League North so this was always a daunting tie for the Crosby club, but Neil Young's men passed their latest test with flying colours with a fabulous display of counter attacking football to race in to a 3-0 half time lead.

The Blues looked sharp and started strongly, 18 year old Fin Sinclair-Smith - with another showing of rich promise - putting them ahead with only six minutes on the watch with a fine left footed finish across home custodian Lewis and in to the bottom corner.

Brackley had a couple of chances with Matt Lowe hitting the post and then bringing a fine save from Martin Fearon but the Mariners doubled their lead on the half hour, another incisive counter putting James Murray in space and the winger finishing well after shifting the ball past a defender.

A third - and ultimately decisive - goal arrived eight minutes later, Sinclair-Smith latching on to Kenny Strickland's slide rule pass to scamper in to the area and dispatch another great finish off the far post.

Brackley were always going to come out fired up after the break and got back in to the game with two goals inside the opening seven minutes of the half, Adam Walker finding the target with a strong shot from the edge of the area and then Lowe finding space on the right to beat Fearon.

The Mariners regrouped well and dealt with some heavy Brackley pressure, with the closest the homesters coming to forcing a replay being when Strickland was on hand to clear off the line but the visitors held out to book their place in the next round.

Marine now await Monday's draw when they will learn who they will face to bid for a First Round appearance for the first time in 23 years.

Brackley Town: Danny Lewis, Ellis Myles (Shepherd Murombedzi 64), Connor Franklin, Shane Byrne, Connor Hall, Gareth Dean (Cap), Luke Fairlamb (Daniel Nti 70), James Armson, Lee Ndlovu (Shaun Jeffers 59), Matt Lowe, Adam Walker.

Unused subs: Mark Noon, David Staff.

Marine: Martin Fearon, Kenny Strickland, James Short, Danny Shaw, Chris Doyle, Liam Hynes, Fin Sinclair-Smith (Chris Sang 75), James Joyce, Danny Mitchley (Cap) (Liam Davies 90), James Murray (Josh Hine 64), Craig Carney.

Unused subs: Tony Donaldson, Germano Mendes (G/K).

Referee: Mr. Mark Howes.
Assistants: Mr. Alan Cox, Mr. Richard Walker.

Attendance: 371.

Train with the Best - Win a training session with the England 6-a-side squad

Key moments

Goal Finlay Sinclair-Smith scores for Marine
Goal James Murray scores for Marine
Goal Finlay Sinclair-Smith scores for Marine


View 0 new events
90:00 Sub On
Liam Davies is substituted on for Marine
90:00 Sub Off
Daniel Mitchley is substituted off for Marine
75:00 Sub On
Chris Sang is substituted on for Marine
75:00 Sub Off
Finlay Sinclair-Smith is substituted off for Marine
64:00 Sub On
Josh Hine is substituted on for Marine
64:00 Sub Off
James Murray is substituted off for Marine
End of period 1
38:00 Goal 0 - 3
Finlay Sinclair-Smith scores for Marine
30:00 Goal 0 - 2
James Murray scores for Marine
6:00 Goal 0 - 1
Finlay Sinclair-Smith scores for Marine
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Brackley Town
  • Marine
  • 0
  • Finlay Sinclair-Smith Goal 6:00'
  • James Murray Goal 30:00'
  • Finlay Sinclair-Smith Goal 38:00'
  • Josh Hine Sub On 64:00'
  • James Murray Sub Off 64:00'
  • Chris Sang Sub On 75:00'
  • Finlay Sinclair-Smith Sub Off 75:00'
  • Liam Davies Sub On 90:00'
  • Daniel Mitchley Sub Off 90:00'

Video Advertising

Team selection

Fearon, Martin Fearon, Martin
Strickland, Kenneth Strickland, Kenneth
Shaw, Danny Shaw, Danny
Sinclair-Smith, Finlay Sinclair-Smith, Finlay
Doyle, Chris Doyle, Chris
Short, James Short, James
Joyce, James Joyce, James
Hynes, Liam Hynes, Liam
Mitchley, Daniel Mitchley, Daniel
Murray, James Murray, James
Carney, Craig Carney, Craig

Team sponsors


Club sponsors