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Grimsby v Cambridge Preview

By: Alex Green
Date: 11/02/2011

I HOPE everyone enjoyed their week off because we welcome Cambridge United to the Park in expectation of 3 very valuable points.

  • Cambridge United
  • Founded: 1912
  • Position: 17th
  • Top Scorer: Daniel Wright (7)
  • Manager: Jez George (Caretaker)
  • Founded: 1912 (Abbey United)
  • Current Form: LLLLLL

    Their History

    Founded as Abbey United in 1912 the club went by this name till 1951 two years after the club went professional. Elected to the league in 1970 over Bradford Park Avenue and managed their highest league position ever some 10 years later finishing 8th in Division 2. The club dropped sharply through the leagues in the early 90’s and while the club stabilised in the early 2000’s a further drop saw Cambridge dropping in to the Conference in 2005 with financial difficulties, which resulted in the selling of their Abbey Stadium

    This Season

    Right now Cambridge fans can feel their season slipping away into horror. Currently manager-less and dropping fast through the league, with the worst form in the league. The main worry isn't now but in a few weeks time when all but 1 team below them has fulfilled their games in hand. Things had been looking up after an average start to the season in October the club managed 8 games without a defeat but after a 5-1 thumping to Mansfield Cambridge have struggled and now boast the worst recent form in the league.

    Key Player

    After the departure of much wanted Robbie Willmott to Luton at the end of January, Cambridge have been searching in the dark for a nobleman ready to push them up the league and onto victory and though I would love that to be former Mariner Daryl Clare but it will be more likely the club will look to someone like Wayne Gray who’s joint scorer but no they released him so how about Daniel Wright? Danny Wright has scored steadily this season but has nearly collected as many yellow cards (5) as he has managed goals (7) but if I'm honest it’s all Cambridge seem to have up front. That or Daryl Clare but who’s ever heard of a former Mariner coming back to haunt us...

    Team News

  • Lee Ridley looks to be back fit again for The Mariners
  • Brian Saah, Paul Carden are a doubt for Cambridge and may well be ruled out along with Simon Russell, Jonathan Thorpe and card collector James Jenning who are all certain to miss.

    1 Danny Naisbitt (G) England
    30 Simon Brown (G) England
    2 Kevin Roberts (D) England
    3 James Jennings (D) England
    4 Josh Coulsen (D) England
    5 Brian Saah (D) England
    6 David Partridge (D) Wales
    12 Rory McAuley (D) England
    18 Darryl Coakley (D) England
    26 Blaine Hudson (D) England
    31 Jonathon Thorpe (D) England
    7 Simon Russell (M) England
    8 Adam Miller (M) England
    15 Paul Carden (M) England
    17 Sam Ives (M) England
    20 Jordan Patrick (M) England
    27 Luke Berry (M) England
    28 Jack Eades (M) England
    9 Daniel Wright (F) England
    10 Daryl Clare (F) Ireland
    14 Conal Platt (F) Ireland
    16 Wayne Gray (F) England
    19 Adam Marriott (F) England
    29 Liam Hughes (F) England
    33 James Brighton (NA) England


    1 Kenny Arthur Goalkeeper
    2 Peter Bore Midfielder
    3 Lee Ridley Defender
    4 Mark Hudson Midfielder
    5 Darran Kempson Defender
    6 Scott Garner Defender
    7 Lewis Gobern Midfielder
    8 Michael Cummins Midfielder
    9 Charles Ademeno Striker
    10 Lee Peacock Striker
    11 Michael Coulson Striker
    13 Nick Colgan Goalkeeper
    14 Michael Leary Midfielder
    15 Dwayne Samuels Defender
    16 Steven Watt Defender
    17 Alan Connell Striker
    18 Serge Makofo Midfielder
    19 Bradley Wood Midfielder
    20 Josh Fuller Midfielder
    21 Andi Thanoj
    22 Mark Gray
    22 Dean Sinclair Midfielder
    23 Tom Corner Striker
    24 Nathan Dixon Striker
    25 Robert Atkinson Defender
    29 Robert Eagle Midfielder
    30 Steve Croudson Goalkeeper
    40 Robert Peet Goalkeeper

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