The outlook seems to be a little bit brighter for Lennie Lawrence
after witnessing his men coming from behind, twice, to take victory
in the belated first leg of the second round of the Worthington
Cup last Tuesday.
new hero emerged from the beleaguered ranks of the Grimsby armada.
Jonathan Rowan, an 18-year-old who is indigenous to the Grimsby
area, got off the substitutes bench to make his mark after just
five minutes into his debut as he headed home from Kevin Donovan's
81st minute cross. Seconds later ex-super sub Bradley Allen sped
past Neil Emblen after a long ball forward from goalkeeper Danny
Coyne and planted the ball in the back of the Wanderers net.
On the night their were some good individual performances which
brought back distant memories and the belief that things could
be looking up. Hopefully the Mariners have found their shooting
feet at last and their efforts will produce bountiful goals during
the league game on Saturday. Onwards and upwards...
Barnsley have had mixed results but commenced the season reasonably
well with three wins, four loses and one draw placing them in
the lower half of Division One. The
Tykes return to league action at Oakwell after Bruce Dyer's last
minute equalising goal, at Crewe Alexandra, capped a fine comeback
for the Yorkshire outfit when they had trailed by two goals with
less then 10 minutes left. Dyer, who had looked useful, grabbed
a worthwhile away point for his side when he volleyed home a fine
left-wing cross from Mitch Ward.
Australian goalkeeper Jason Kearton, who is usually consistent
for the club, let them down when he toppled Dyer as Barnsley's
bullying showed. Darren Barnard pulled one back from the spot
with a valiant kick.
of the misses of the season had come from Mike Sheron in the first
half when the ex-QPR striker scuffed his shot with the goal begging
to swallow the ball.
(A) Lost 3-0 27-03-00
(H) Lost 0-3 26-12-99
(A) Draw 0-0 20-02-99
(H) Lost 1-2 12-09-99
(H) Won 2-3 28-01-97
Tis gunna be a joyous return after recent ailment for your whole
and heartie Pirate... What's more I am presented with our long
standing Yorkshire rivals... A match to savour... Arrggggg!!
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