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'I hope we have done non-league proud': Marine boss Neil Young hails 'lifesaver' cup run and 30,000 virtual tickets sold for tie against Premier League Tottenham secures long-term future for the eighth-tier side Marine's FA Cup journey came to an end in 5-0 defeat by Tottenham on Sunday Boss Neil Young was left bursting with pride at the eighth-tier side's run The club sold 30,000 virtual tickets and the revenue will help safeguard them  Spurs showed maximum respect, presenting the boss with a dossier on his side

By Dominic King for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:08 GMT, 10 January 2021 | Updated: 22:08 GMT, 10 January 2021

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Marine's FA Cup run is over but their long-term future has been secured after a day that left manager Neil Young bursting with pride.

Along with prize money from winning seven ties, the eighth-tier side sold 30,000 virtual tickets for this game and the revenue raised will safeguard them at a time when many similar clubs are facing great uncertainty from the pandemic.

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Young may have bemoaned some of his team’s defending in the 5-0 defeat but there was more to the game than the scoreline. Marine were treated with maximum respect by Spurs, who presented Young with a dossier they had compiled on Marine.

Marine's long-term future was safeguarded after their fairytale encounter with Tottenham

Marine's long-term future was safeguarded after their fairytale encounter with Tottenham

Manager Neil Young was left bursting with pride at his side's cup run despite 5-0 defeat

Manager Neil Young was left bursting with pride at his side's cup run despite 5-0 defeat

‘There has been no financial help for teams from step three downwards,’ said Young (below). ‘Clubs like Marine are big parts of the community. Some clubs are

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