THE Mariners will face Dartford in the FA Carlsberg Trophy semi finals after the Darts saw off FC Halifax in a quarter final replay tonight.
Halifax took the lead through Gardner early on but the Darts turned it around in the second half with two goals in two minutes. Then Hayes popped up to make it 3-1 to Dartford on 79 minutes. The Shaymen gave themselves a lifeline when Gardner made it 3-2 on 87 minutes and the Darts missed a penalty seconds later. But the home side managed to hold on and book their place in the semi finals.
The semi final first leg will take place at Blundell Park on Saturday 16th February with the second leg at Dartford a week later on Saturday 23rd February.
Normal matchday prices apply to the home leg. Tickets are now on sale from the Blundell Park ticket office and online.