The Fishy - Grimsby Town FC



Upcoming Fixtures

Mon 22/04
Danish Superliga
Hobro v Vendsyssel FF
League One
Portsmouth v Coventry
Championship
Aston Villa v Millwall
League One
Southend v Burton Albion
Danish Superliga
Randers Freja v Aalborg
Kenyan Premier League
Homeboyz v Nakumatt
Belgian Pro League
Royal Antwerp v Club Brugge
Swedish Allsvenskan
IFK Goteborg v Helsingborg IF
Italian Serie B
Verona v Benevento
Southern Premier Central
Rushden & D'mnds v Kettering
Isthmian League South Central
Chipstead v Molesey
Championship
Blackburn v Bolton
Derby v QPR
Hull v Sheffield Utd
Ipswich v Swansea

Full Fixture List




Question of the Week

How do you feel about next season?

Very optimistic
Optimistic
Neutral
Pessimistic
Very pessimistic

Podge: Brace
Podge: Brace

Whirl Pools

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 02/10/2016

GRIMSBY have only beaten Hartlepool once in the league since 1970s and Town have suffered some heavy beatings at the hands of Pools during that time, losing 4-1, 8-1 and 4-2 amongst a few less emphatic beatings. Unfortunately yesterday's game continued the trend and the Mariners were well beaten at 3-0.

Town started strongly and a bad injury to Chambers after 7 minutes - which saw the winger stretchered off after a midair collision with Carroll - did not disrupt Town's rhythm as they looked the much stronger side.

Hartlepool stunned the crowd with an opener against the run of play. Allessandra forced his way into the box, skipping round Summerfield, and his shot hit the post. On hand was former Mariner Padraig Amond to score his first from close range,

The goal seemed to knock all confidence away from Town who looked a shadow of the side which started the game for the remainder of the match. Amond added a second on 36 minutes, drifting away from his market to volley in an inch perfect cross.

Bolarinwa, who looked dangerous in the first half, caused panic when he ran at the Hartlepool defence and he set up Summerfield for a good chance before the break, but the midfielder's piledriver narrowly missed the target.

After the break Grimsby should have scored with a frantic goalmouth melee that saw around six shots on goal, and various saves, clearances and blocks to deny Town. Hartlepool emerged from this spell and added a third of their own with a superb lob from Thomas over McKeown's head.

Grimsby looked increasingly clueless as the game went on and never looked likely to score in the closing stages as the fans drifted out of Blundell Park. It was a poor display and the Mariners appeared to lack belief or ideas once they went a goal down. The injury to Chambers can't really be pointed to, as Bolarinwa was a ready replacement (at least for the first 20 minutes he was on the pitch).

Town next have a game against Leicester in the much-derided EFL Trophy, but it does at least give Paul Hurst the chance to try some of his fringe players our.

Add To Facebook


This site is by the fans, for the fans, and we will consider articles on any subject relating to the Mariners whether it be related to current news, a nostalgic look back in the past, a story about a player, a game or games in the past, something about Blundell Park or football in general. Click here to submit your article!


Related Stories

Forum Latest
Thread TitlePostsLatest Post
I feel sick33BeijingMariner22/04 00:58
The “Wright” time? 7The Grim Reaper21/04 23:42
Looking forward to tomorrow. 21LH21/04 23:17
These John Coleman/Accrington Stanley comparisons11lew chaterleys lover21/04 20:18
Notts county away 22GollyGTFC21/04 17:28
ICENIAN PREDICTION LEAGUE, SEMI-FINALS368ponnyfan21/04 16:59
Nothing has changed and never will7Helgy21/04 16:34
Bank Holiday Bonanza Ticket Offer!14promotion plaice21/04 16:13
Limbrick6Gaffer5821/04 16:11
Carlisle (H) Predictions29Gaffer5821/04 13:18