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1Cheltenham311556
2Cambridge Utd331855
3Forest Green311154

4Tranmere31754
5Morecambe32152
6Bolton32150
7Salford311549

8Newport County31648
9Exeter301447
10Bradford30346
11Harrogate Town32-145
12Carlisle28743
13Leyton Orient31342
14Crawley Town30141
15Walsall31-438
16Stevenage33-438
17Oldham31-738
18Scunthorpe30-738
19Mansfield31-337
20Colchester31-1036
21Port Vale32-534
22Southend32-2628

23Barrow30-826
24Grimsby30-2724

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Trophy Best

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 02/02/2014 (Last updated: 09/02/2014)

GRIMSBY are just one game round from reaching Wembley for the second successive year after beating Tamworth 4-1 in the quarter finals of the FA Trophy. First half goals from strikers Lenell John-Lewis and new signing Oumare Tounkara gave Grimsby a comfortable half time lead.

On 18 John-Lewis finished off a slide rule pass from Tounkara. With 5 minutes to go before half time Tounkara chased onto a long ball from Kerr, the defence and 'keeper hesitated, and Tounkara slotted it in to score on his home debut.

In the second half Tamworth came into the game and got a deserved goal back when the ball fell to Chadwick in the box.

After a sustained period of Tamworth pressure Grimsby, on a rare breakaway attack, scored a third on 70 when a John-Lewis shot was saved and the ball bounced to McLaughlin to restore the 2 goal cushion.

Sub Andy Cook added a fourth in injury time, finishing off a McLaughlin cross. It was a clinical performance from Town who scored in periods of the game when they were on top, and defended well in the second half spell where they are on the back foot.

Good as the result was, and at least a replay was avoided, it now means two Saturdays have been wiped off the league program - and a third will follow if Grimsby reach Wembley. The Mariners are unable to play the next two Tuesdays so there will be some inevitable fixture congestion as March approaches.

Most Town supporters will be praying to avoid Cambridge in the two-legged semi-finals of the FA Trophy, although it will involve a much longer to trip to either Gosport, Havant or Aldershot in one of the legs if the Grimsby and Cambridge are kept apart.

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