Dress rehearsal for FA cup tie

ON Saturday Whitley Bay FC face newly promoted Marske United at Hillheads.

It will be a dress rehearsal for the FA Cup preliminary round just a week later, also at Hillheads.

The teams have not met since the 2003-04 season when Marske were last in the first division.

Whitley do not have a good record against the Teessiders, having only beaten them once in eight attempts, and in four previous meetings at Hillheads, all were drawn.