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Thame United face Marlow on BBC + FA Cup and National League fixtures

Byoxfordnewspaper

Aug 23, 2022

THAME United will have the cameras rolling for tomorrow’s Emirates FA Cup trip to Marlow.

The preliminary round tie will be broadcast live on the BBC’s Red Button, Sport website and iPlayer, with kick-off moved to 12.30pm.

It presents Thame with a different set of circumstances to a normal Saturday and manager Mark West hopes they rise to the occasion.

He said: “We found out a couple of weeks ago and had to keep it quiet at first.

“It gets the club a bit of coverage and it’s lovely for the lads, but we’ve still got to win a game of football.

“The preparation will be a bit different – we don’t normally start great anyway, so hopefully we’ll be better.

“They’re quite a physical side, so it’s up to us to stand up to the test and then we can play some football.”

Elsewhere in the preliminary round, Ardley United visit Aylesbury United tonight.

Kidlington host Binfield tomorrow, with Easington Sports hosting Roman Glass St George and Didcot Town entertaining Cadbury Heath.

Meanwhile, Banbury United will aim to make their long trip worthwhile at Darlington.

The Puritans are unbeaten after three Vanarama National League North games and sit second in the table.

It is Banbury's second successive match against a former Football League club after they drew 0-0 with Boston United on Tuesday.

Oxford City host Concord Rangers in Vanarama National League South after Tuesday’s game at Chippenham Town was postponed.

Ross Jenkins' side are aiming to get off the mark at the RAW Charging Stadium, following a 3-1 defeat to Eastbourne Borough on the opening day.