Marine host Warrington Town on Saturday knowing that a win would see their FA Cup journey move ahead once again with manager Neil Young expecting a difficult tie.
The Mariners come into the clash against the Northern Premier League side on the back of a 2-0 defeat away to Clitheroe in midweek.
This season has saw a positive start to their Northern Premier League West campaign as they sniff around the likes of Workington and Mossley.
However, their preparations for not just the FA Cup but the league as well has been plagued with injuries after Dean Winnard and David Lynch becoming the latest casualty in their last outing.
Adding to the list of long-term absentees Anthony Miley and Germano Mendes, going into the cup clash Danny Shaw is the one of the only fit central defenders.
So far in this run, Marine have had to overcome two tough opponents Workington and Dunston to set up the tie with Paul Carden’s side.
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“It’s a home tie which we wanted we’ve had two difficult ties in terms of Dunston and Workington,” Young said.
“Warrington is another level again, watched them midweek against Buxton they were good, big, strong and physical and lots of knowhow and experience in their team.
“We’ve got a difficult game on our hands and have to try find a way.
“The FA Cup both teams want to progress. They probably watched us last night, we watched them Tuesday, sure they looked at us last night and found ways of getting at us.
“We’ve got to plan with the best we’ve got and give it the best go.”