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Lancaster City return to action with visit to Marine AFC

Lancaster City return to action this week. Photo by Josh Brandwood.

Lancaster City will take to the pitch for the first time in two weeks this weekend as they travel to Marine AFC.

Their game against Ashton United on October 14 was postponed due to Ashton’s involvement in the fourth qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup, coincidentally something they achieved after beating Lancaster 2-0 in the third qualifying round.

The Dolly Blues were also scheduled to face Whitby Town on October 17, but the North Yorkshire side were in fourth qualifying round replay action instead on that date.

Lancaster City’s last result was a disappointing penalty shootout defeat (1-3) against NPL Division One West side City of Liverpool on October 7 in the Isuzu FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round after a 0-0 draw.

Towards the end of September, as well as exiting the FA Cup, they suffered two consecutive league defeats against Ilkeston Town and Workington AFC.

After a strong start to the season, they now occupy 15th in the NPL Premier Division but have at least two games in hand over the vast majority of teams in the league.

Meanwhile, for Saturday’s opponents, despite a 2-1 defeat to Macclesfield on Tuesday (October 17), Marine have still had a result to shout about in recent days.

The Mariners, who made it to the third round of the FA Cup in 2021, progressed to the first round proper of this season’s competition last weekend after victory over National League side FC Halifax Town.

They are currently fifth in the league, having won six, drawn one and lost three of their 10 games.

Marine AFC v Lancaster City kicks off on Saturday (October 21) at 3pm at The Marine Travel Arena.

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