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Blues Look To Progress In Trophy When Hosting Egham Town
Margate face Evo-Stik East Side Egham Town tomorrow (Saturday) for their long awaited 2nd qualifying round fixture in the Buildbase FA Trophy.
Egham were dumped out of the competition by Bowers & Pitsea in a replay 5-3 but the winners were removed from the competition this week after they were found guilty of fielding a player whilst under suspension in the original 1-1 draw meaning Egham were reinstated on Wednesday evening.
Tomorrow’s visitors currently sit 12th in the Evo-Stik East division having not won in the league since the 17th October when they beat Aylesbury Town 2-0. Egham have endured some varied results including a 7-1 win over Shoreham in the Trophy, whilst also suffering a 6-1 League defeat to Cambridge City.
Margate Manager Steve Watt has no new injury concerns ahead of the game but it is unclear whether Lenny Pidgeley (illness) and Chris Sessegnon (Knee) will be in line to return after missing the 3-1 win away at Tooting & Mitcham on Tuesday night.
The winners of the tie will face Bath City in the 3rd qualifying round on Tuesday evening or should the tie finish level after 90 minutes it will go to a replay at Egham on Tuesday evening with the 3rd qualifying round then taking place on Tuesday 5th December 2017.
The winners of the tie will also collect £4,000 prize money. Supporters are reminded that due to this being an FA Trophy tie no season tickets or youth passes will be applicable and all supporters should pay at the gate.
Supporters should also note that no alcohol beverages will be allowed on the terraces before or during the game and must remain within the bar area.
Kick off at Hartsdown Park is 3pm but as always if you can’t be there then you can stay right up to date on the clubs official Twitter feed @margate_fc from 2:15pm.
Don’t forget as well Hartsdown Park will be open from 12pm as Margate Walking Football Team take on West Ham United Walking Football on the main pitch with kick off at 1:15pm.
In the Club shop we have #BlueSaturday which means all items excluding half season tickets are 20% off.
Friday, 24 November 2017
By Ryan Day