The Grimsby Town FC


Question of the Week

Will Paul Hurst stay at Grimsby?



Huddersfield 0 Grimsby 0

By: Richard Lord
Date: 06/03/2001

A spirited performance by Grimsby Town earned the Mariners a valuable point tonight as they held Huddersfield Town 0-0 at the McAlpine Stadium. In a game where the result was more important than the performance, Lennie Lawrence must be pleased with the outcome.

It was a game in which both sides could not afford to lose, and it showed as neither keeper was required to make a save during the course of the fixture.

After Saturday's poor performance, Grimsby fought back and showed sheer grit and determination to collect their first scoreless draw of the season.

In a game which was far from a classic, and where both defences dominated, the Mariners were able to carve out a superb chance made by Daryl Clare in the second half. After bursting through into the area the 22-year old striker rounded the keeper, but a Huddersfield defender got back to clear Clare's shot off the line.

The game signalled a return for both the Jersey-born forward and also Peter Handyside at the back. A small following of Town fans made the journey into West Yorkshire to witness a result Lennie Lawrence will be more than happy with.

Towards the end Grimsby were made to sweat as the Terriers piled on the pressure, but the Grimsby defence rode the storm and held out for one of the most important away results of the season.

Grimsby will now look to build on tonight's encouraging display when they entertain Wolves on Saturday.

"It was a game of few chances but the most important thing for us was to keep them three points behind us," said Grimsby manager Lennie Lawrence after the game. "They were marginally the better side. We had a few flutters but otherwise we held them quite well."

Grimsby Town: Coyne, McDermott, Handyside, Groves, Gallimore, Butterfield, Burnett, Willems, Campbell, Donovan, Clare (Allen 86)

Subs not used: Croudson, Enhua, Pouton, Black

Bookings: Clare

Huddersfield: Vaesen, Armstrong, Dyson, Jenkins, Lucketti, Irons, Gorre, Baldry, Facey, Smith, Gallen (Thornley 90)

Subs not used: Margetson, Gray, Heary, Moses

Attendance: 9,494

1st Division Table

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

Message Board Latest
TitlePostsLatest Post
Scenarios for tomorrow.....6The Old Codger22/10 00:34
Shrewsbury make approach for Hurst161bax22/10 00:32
Twat of the Week29Wrawby_Mariner22/10 00:13
The Icenian Predicition League - WEEK 11394Les Brechin21/10 23:31
Stadium revenue stream24The Old Codger21/10 23:12
Paul Hurst87totalidiot21/10 22:52
Internet down...due to GTFC fans pressing refresh.7LondonMariner4321/10 22:43
Neil Woods Returns86Hagrid21/10 22:42
Any south Devon mariners3Torquaymariner21/10 22:31
Next Manager17BartonianMariner21/10 22:04

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2016