Marine’s dream FA Cup run came to an end as they were outclassed by Tottenham on Sunday evening.
The eighth-tier outfit stood 161 places below their Premier League rivals ahead of the clash on Merseyside, the biggest gap in the competition’s history.
Carlos Vinicius took advantage of his opportunity in a strong Spurs side, firing home a first-half hat-trick while Lucas Moura scored a superb free-kick as the visitors went in 4-0 up at the interval.
The second half was all about 16-year-old Alfie Devine who became the club’s youngest ever player when he replaced Moussa Sissoko at the break, and then the youngest goalscorer in Spurs history when he completed the 5-0 rout.
Marine XI: Passant, Solomon-Davies, Joyce, Devine, Miley, Raven, Kengni, Hmami, Cummins, Hughes, Barrigan
Tottenham XI: Hart, Doherty, Alderweireld, Rodon, Davies, Sissoko, White, Gedson, Dele, Lucas, Vinícius.
Lucas Moura has been speaking to the BBC
“I’m very happy. Today was a different day, it’s new for us as well. We came here with big respect and mentality to win. I think we did well.”
On his goal – “It was a good free-kick, it was not easy because they’re very tall.”
On Vinicius’ hat-trick – “I’m very happy for my friend Vinny. His English is improving, I’m helping him and soon he will speak [to you].”
FULL-TIME | Marine 0-5 Tottenham
Spurs are into the fourth round with a professional display. Marine by no means disgraced.
90+1 mins: I stand corrected. Two minutes added.
90 mins: I suspect this might be a no-added-time job.
88 mins: Someone with a rather powerful speak in their garden is blaring Three Lions now. Not really relevant, but you love to see it.
83 mins: Jack Clarke is keen to make an impression but his low cross is deflected harmlessly back to Passant. You suspect some of the Spurs players would rather cruise through these last few minutes.
78 mins: Michael Oliver’s tried to keep his cards in his pocket but after one too many fouls, James Joyce goes into the book as he brings down Doherty.
76 mins: Into the final quarter-of-an-hour. Can the home side find one last rally? They must be knackered, having chased the ball around for 75 minutes.
69 mins: Gareth Bale’s fired act is to line-up one of those dipping free-kicks from range and Passant is grateful to jab it round the post.
64 mins: Here come the changes – Gareth Bale is on for Dele Alli, while Jack Clarke replaces Lucas Moura.