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1Portsmouth463987
2Plymouth462587
3Doncaster463085

4Luton462777
5Exeter461971
6Carlisle46171
7Blackpool462370

8Colchester461069
9Wycombe46569
10Stevenage46467
11Cambridge Utd46866
12Mansfield46466
13Accrington Stanley46365
14Grimsby46-462
15Barnet46-757
16Notts County46-2256
17Crewe46-955
18Morecambe46-2052
19Crawley Town46-1851
20Yeovil46-1550
21Cheltenham46-2050
22Newport County46-2248

23Hartlepool46-2146
24Leyton Orient46-4036

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Will you attend any Checkatrade Trophy games next season?

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Mar/Apr 2000 Review

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 30/12/2000

March 2000

Lee Ashcroft The biggest talking point in March was a rumoured training-ground bust-up between manager Alan Buckley and striker Lee Ashcroft (pictured). Leading goalscorer Ashcroft was put on the transfer list very rapidly, although official sources at the club strenuously denied that any bust-up had taken place, and that the move was for purely 'financial reasons'.

Fred and Bert conducted an opinion poll at the time which showed that the fans, at least, believed otherwise.

Centre back Peter Handyside made his first appearance in a Town shirt of the season, playing in a reserve fixture against Port Vale. The former Scotland Under-21 international had suffered a horrific career-threatening ankle injury during a pre-season tour of Ireland in the summer of 1999.

Perhaps the Ashcroft saga got to the team, because having started the year with a fine run which had taken the Mariners to a comfortable mid-table position in the league, the bubble truly burst in March. A fine 1-0 win over Wolves at Blundell Park on 7th March, proved to be Town's last win of the season, with twelve games to go. What should have been a comfortable run-in became a gradually more and more nervous slide down the table as the season drew to a close.

The majority of this terrible run coincided with Billo's month long visit to the UK from his home in Australia, as recorded for posterity in the karaoke Billo's Quest.


April 2000

April yielded few goals and very few points for the Mariners. The first four games of the month were all draws, three of which ended goal-less. Finally, the long awaited/dreaded moment arrived, when the Mariners fate in the battle against relegation was known. Although Grimsby lost 2-1 on the 24th of April at the Hawthorns, Town avoided relegation with other results going for them on the day. Rob Sedgwick composed a special karaoke to commemorate the occasion.

Off the field April was a fairly quiet month. Lee Ashcroft remained on the transfer list, although he continued to play in the first team, featuring in every game during the Month.


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