A FORMER opponent of Barnoldswick Town were well-defeated by Tottenham Hotspur to bring to an end a remarkable Emirates FA Cup run.

Marine, who beat Town controversially in the preliminary round, failed to pull off the biggest shock of them all as a Carlos Vinicius hat trick helped Jose Mourinho's men to a 5-0 victory at Rossett Park.

Josh Hmami's last-minute free kick on that day in September proved to be the difference in a 2-1 win but video footage proved that it had not crossed the line to then-Barnoldswick manager Endrit Shehu's dismay.

However, is hard to take away the Northern Premier League Division One North West side's achievement winning an amazing seven games before coming up short against a Premier League club who were 160 places above them - the biggest gap in the competition's history.

The eight-tier team even almost took the lead through Neil Kengni's 30-yard strike which left Joe Hart unawares as it rattled off the crossbar.

Although, Spurs soon found their groove and were ahead in the 24th-minute when Vinicius netted from close range.

It was a question of how many after that with the striker adding two more goals and Lucas Moura's free kick rounding off a comfortable second half.

Credit to Neil Young's side for not folding after the break as 16-year-old substitute Alfie Devine bagged the visitors' only strike.

With non-league football destined for another campaign falling victim to null and void, Barnoldswick and others will hope Marine's effort's do not get forgotten in what is set to be a dark few months ahead.