FA CUP PREVIEW | Marske United vs Chester

    The Blues are back to Emirates FA Cup action this weekend, travelling to Marske United.

    Bern and Jonno’s men looked back in the groove last Saturday. Five second half goals gave them a thumping win over Blyth Spartans, which followed a draw and win over Darlington in the Cup in the days prior – keeping two clean sheets in the process.

    They go to a Marske side that play in the Northern Premier League (East) Division, two below the Blues. The Seasiders have won each of their last seven matches – without conceding a goal – including an impressive 3-0 win against South Shields in the previous round.

    Winners at the 3QR stage receive £5,625 in prize money and the losers get £1,875. Should the game finish level after 90 minutes, a replay will take place at the Deva Stadium on Tuesday.



    Car Parking

    Car parking within the main Marske United car park will be strictly limited to players, management, club officials, match officials and those requiring disabled parking only.

    There will be overflow car parking in the old tennis courts, which are available to anyone. In addition, there is free parking in the village in the car park opposite the doctor’s surgery and at the Co-op.

    There will also be parking available within Errington School, at a cost of £3 per car. Money raised will go towards school funds.

    Please see the below map which includes the above parking locations.

    Please note that there is good possibility that parking attendants may be patrolling the area around the ground. Therefore, it is strongly advisable to park responsibly and legally.


    Coaches can allow supporters to alight near to Errington School / Southfield Road. The coaches will then be directed to park at H. Jarvis (see map), which is about half a mile away.

    Match Tickets

    While the game is NOT all-ticket, we strongly advise supporters to purchase in advance via the following online link:

    Marske United v Chester | The Emirates FA Cup | Marske United FC Web (ktckts.com)

    Entry into the ground for those with advance tickets will be via the yellow gate, where your ticket (either on your phone or printed) will be scanned.

    For those paying on the day, there will be two turnstiles in operation – one taking cash only and one accepting cash and card. Stewards will be present to direct supporters to the correct turnstile.

    Entry prices are £10 for adults, £5 for OAPs (age 65+), 16–18-year-olds and students (on production of a valid NUS card) and £3 for under 16s.

    Turnstiles will be open from 1.30pm.

    Within the Ground

    As well as the normal can bar (accepting cash or card) and Neil’s Kabin (accepting cash or card), there will also be a marquee at the Southfield Road end of the ground (to the left as you enter the ground), which will contain a further can bar and a stall selling hot and cold food and cold drinks. These facilities will be cash only.


    The clubhouse will be open from 1pm – 6pm, serving draught Carling and Caffreys as well as an excellent selection of bottled lagers plus cans of cider and Guinness.


    Marske railway station is approximately 250 yards from Mount Pleasant. There are trains every half hour from Darlington to Marske.


    We will have full coverage from the game, including…

    • Free Commentary on Seals Live from 2:55pm. CLICK HERE
    • Match Updates on our Twitter page – as well as post match reaction. CLICK HERE
    • HT/FT Updates on Facebook and Instagram. CLICK HERE
    • A full time match report on ChesterFC.com. CLICK HERE