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Margate v Leatherhead
Margate welcome Bostik Premier Side Leatherhead to Hartsdown Park tomorrow (Saturday) looking to reach the 1st round proper of the FA Cup for the first time in 15 years.
?The ‘Gate haven’t reached the first round proper since 2002 when they overcome Division three side Leyton Orient before being defeated in Round two by Division Tow side Cardiff City.
Manager Steve Watt has a long injury list to contend with Chris Sessegnon (Knee), Jordan Chiedozie (Knee), Frannie Collin (Groin) and David Martin all in a race against time to be fit. Alongside long term injuries to Alex Flisher and Liam Enver-Marum and Jay May cup tied the Blues boss is struggling with his attacking options.
One shining light last week for the Boss was the return of Jack Evans to the side as a half time substitute in the Gate’s 2-1 loss to Enfield Town in the Bostik Premier.
Leatherhead head into this game on the back of a 2-1 win over Harlow Town last week which put them just one place below the ‘Gate in the League table on goal difference. The Tanners have former AFC Wimbledon Midfielder Sammy Moore as their boss and with former Dons players Jack Midson, Lee Minshull and newly signed Tom Beere in their ranks it is sure to be a tight and tense affair.
The two sides have met already in the Bostik Premier this season as Margate ran out 2-0 winners at Fetcham Grove thanks to goals from Tom Mills and Jordan Chiedozie in torrid weather conditions in Surrey.
Supporters attending this match are reminded that due to this being an FA affiliated game then no season tickets or youth passes are valid and all supporters must pay.
Furthermore, Margate FC would like to remind all supporters that any alcohol purchased from the Hartsdown Bar must remain within the building and no drinks are to be taken on to the terraces before, during or after the fixture.
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 2pm.
Friday, 13 October 2017
By Ryan Day