Marine secure FA Cup progression after comeback win

Marine manager Neil Young was pleased with the character his shown as they ensured they didn’t come away from the North-East empty handed.

James Barrigan and a late goal from Ryan Wignall maintained Marine’s status in the FA Cup and forced a home draw against Northern Premier League Warrington Town.

Jack Elliott opened the scoring for Dunston on the stroke of half-time, but last season’s FA Cup love story stood firm to progress.

Young was delighted with his sides performances after they dominated in large parts of the game.

“Dunston’s always a tough place to go,” he told Off The Park.

“Thought we were on top in the game, give away a sloppy goal and switched a bit right on half time which isn’t a great time to concede but I think you can see with this group of lads is they don’t know when they’re beaten and they don’t give up.

“It was good we had the character to come back, subs made the difference Wignall and Howarth which you’d hope. To go to Dunston and win any time whether it’s the FA Cup or in the league is a good win.

“I thought we were the better team, don’t get me wrong they had a spell in the second half probably for about 20 minutes after half time where they were the better team.

“But we changed it and the shape, once we changed the shape it was all us, they had a flurry at the very, very end as you’d expect in a cup game. Apart from 20 minutes in the second half we were on top for most of the game.

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