The last trip to Rookery Hill though ended in a 2-0 defeat for the Blues as they lost their Trophy replay, however Nikki Bull could be strengthened by the news that Margate could name three new signings this afternoon.
On Friday morning the Club announced that Havant & Waterlooville Winger Ben Swallow had joined the Club on a 28 day loan and there is hope that further new signings could follow this afternoon.
East Thurrock are currently enjoying a successful first season in the National League South with John Coventry’s men sitting 11th in the League standings. Coventry’s men also used their win over the Gate in the FA Trophy to earn themselves a 2nd Round tie last week against National League side Braintree Town which they eventually lost 5-2.
Danger man Sam Higgins currently leads the East Thurrock United top goal scorer charts having netted 15 times this season and the Blues defence will have to be wary of his threat.
Margate will definitely be missing Ryan Richefond from the Midfield as he serves a one game suspension for his red card in last week’s defeat at home to Poole Town.
Kick off at Rookery Hill is 3pm but as always if you can’t be there than you can keep right up to date on the Clubs official Twitter feed @margate_fc from 2pm.