NON-LEAGUE Marine have been handed a dream FA Cup third round home tie against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.
Marine became only the second-ever eighth-tier side to reach this stage of the competition after knocking out League Two Colchester, on penalties, and Havant and Waterlooville.
Marine have been handed a dream FA Cup draw at home to TottenhamCredit: PA:Press Association
Now they will be rewarded with their biggest game ever as they welcome the Premier League leaders to their 3,185 capacity-stadium in Merseyside.
And with the region set to be placed in Tier 2 when nationwide lockdown ends, some fans are expected to be able to be in attendance.
The tie will see the biggest-ever gap between two clubs in the third round.
Manager Neil Young said: “It’s an unbelievable draw.
“We’ve got seven games under our belts to get here, and that’s the reward.
“For the players, the committee and the supporters here, it’s unbelievable for us.”
Morecambe players will also enjoy a sensational trip to Stamford Bridge after drawing Chelsea.
Elsewhere Manchester United will host Watford while the holders Arsenal take on Newcastle in an all-Premier League tie.
Jose Mourinho will take his Spurs side to eighth-tier MarineCredit: Getty Images – Getty
FA Cup third round draw in full
1 Huddersfield Town v Plymouth Argyle
2 Southampton v Shrewsbury Town
3 Chorley v Derby County
4 Marine v Tottenham Hotspur
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace
6 Stockport County v West Ham United
7 Oldham Athletic v AFC Bournemouth
8 Manchester United v Watford
9 Stevenage v Swansea City
10 Everton v Rotherham United
11 Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City
12 Arsenal v Newcastle United
13 Barnsley v Tranmere Rovers
14 Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United
15 Canvey Island or Boreham Wood v Millwall
16 Blackburn Rovers v Doncaster Rovers
17 Stoke City v Leicester City
18 Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End
19 Crawley Town v Leeds United
20 Burnley v Milton Keynes Dons
21 Bristol City v Portsmouth
22 Queens Park Rangers v Fulham
23 Aston Villa v Liverpool
24 Brentford v Middlesbrough
25 Manchester City v Birmingham City
26 Luton Town v Reading
27 Chelsea v Morecambe
28 Exeter City v Sheffield Wednesday
29 Norwich City v Coventry City
30 Blackpool v West Bromwich Albion
31 Newport County v Brighton & Hove Albion
32 Cheltenham Town v Mansfield Town
Liverpool will travel to Aston Villa, hoping to avoid a repeat of their stunning 7-2 Prem defeat, while Manchester City play Birmingham.
The winners of a non-league battle between Canvey Island and Boreham Wood, still outstanding from round two, will welcome Millwall.
Sixth-tier side Chorley, who stunned Peterborough away from home, will face Wayne Rooney Championship’s rock-bottom side Derby.
And West Ham will fancy their chances of progressing away at Stockport County with Everton hosting Rotherham.
There’s also a west London derby between Queens Park Rangers and Fulham while Crawley host Leeds.
The ties will take place across the weekend of Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 of January.
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