Two road trips await Western Mariners

THE Western NSW Mariners have a busy five days ahead of them as they not only look to make amends for a NSW Men’s National Premier League 3 round one defeat, but begin their FFA Cup campaign.

DOUBLE VISION: Andrew Smith and his fellow Mariners will play away to Granville on Saturday then Glenhaven on Wednesday in their FFA Cup opener. Photo: MATT FINDLAY

DOUBLE VISION: Andrew Smith and his fellow Mariners will play away to Granville on Saturday then Glenhaven on Wednesday in their FFA Cup opener. Photo: MATT FINDLAY

After a 5-1 loss to the Inter Lions in Orange last Sunday, the Mariners will venture to Garside Park on Saturday to face the Granville Rage.

The Rage, who also lost their season opener, went down 5-0 the last time they hosted the Mariners. Kick-off on Saturday is at 7pm.

On Wednesday night, the Mariners will be on the road again, travelling to The Hills Grammar School to face Glenhaven FC in the FFA Cup at 7.15pm.

The Mariners are favourites to take out the match against Glenhaven, who plays in the lower tier Hills Football Association. The fixture forms part of the third round of the Football NSW part of the draw for the national club competition.