The Fishy - Grimsby Town FC



League Two Form Guide

  PGDPts
1Stevenage61116
2Crewe6412
3Crawley Town6210
4Colchester6210
5Carlisle6010
6Northampton639
7Newport County629
8Morecambe619
9Tranmere609
10Bury618
11Exeter608
12Forest Green608
13Macclesfield6-28
14Grimsby6-17
15MK Dons6-37
16Swindon606
17Cheltenham6-56
18Mansfield615
19Lincoln City6-35
20Notts County6-55
21Oldham6-55
22Port Vale6-55
23Yeovil6-34
24Cambridge Utd6-62

Full Form Table
Prem|Champ|L1|NL|VN|VS
SPL|SC|S1|S2

Latest Results (all divisions)




Question of the Week

How do you feel about next season?

Very optimistic
Optimistic
Neutral
Pessimistic
Very pessimistic

Wembley!
Wembley!

Town's Cup Runneth Over

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 02/12/2018 (Last updated: 09/12/2018)

GRIMSBY avoided a tricky banana skin in Sunday's FA Cup Round 2 tie at Chesterfield and go straight into the Third Round draw after a 2-0 win over the National League side. Goals from Charles Vernam and Harry Clifton kept Town's dreams of a big FA Cup adventure alive.

The Mariners made the most of their chances and defended well to end Chesterfield's own dreams of a break from their long-term slip down the leagues.

Central defender Danny Collins returned straight to the starting line-up after his one match ban, otherwise the side was the same as that which beat Tranmere 5-2 in midweek.

Chesterfield came closest to an early goal. Jonathan Smith warmed McKeown's hands with a long-range effort early on before the home side came close during a goal mouth scramble. McKeown initially pawed away a strike by Denton but then dropped the ball and it was eventually hacked away after being blocked a couple of times.

Town took the lead against the run of play from a Pringle corner. A near post flick-on by Wes Thomas fell into Vernam at the far post, who could hardly fail to score from close range.

Town soaked up the pressure for much of the remainder of the first half.

Chesterfield should have equalised after the break but a Curtis Weston shot took a deflection off a Town defender and could have gone anywhere with McKeown rooted to his spot. Thankfully it sailed just past the post.

Town put daylight between the sides with 20 minutes to go. With Chesterfield pushing forward Clifton broke away and his initial shot was saved, although he should have passed to Embleton for another tap-in. However the local lad fired home the rebound to make it two goals in two games.

The Mariners saw time out for a satisfying result.

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
Rumour Mill218Civvy at last18/06 10:21
James Hanson57mimma18/06 10:13
Ex-GTFC players thread2,700psgmariner18/06 09:55
RHJ13psgmariner18/06 08:08
Carabao Cup Draw13KingstonMariner18/06 00:15
Jonathan Obika4KingstonMariner18/06 00:03
Red Socks17KingstonMariner17/06 21:22
Gimps on our forum32Chrisblor17/06 14:24
BillO17GrimRob17/06 14:08
Football Twit of the Week 🎖5TAGG17/06 14:03