The Grimsby Town FC


Upcoming Fixtures

Sat 27/05
Finnish Veikkausliiga
HIFK Helsinki v Inter Turku
Lahti v HJK Helsinki
Scottish Cup
Aberdeen v Celtic
Celtic v Aberdeen
Finnish Veikkausliiga
RoPS Rovaniemi v KuPS Kuopio
Swedish Allsvenskan
Djurgardens v AFC United
Kalmar FF v GIF Sundsvall
Italian Serie A
Atalanta v Chievo
Bologna v Juventus
Finnish Veikkausliiga
SJK v IFK Mariehamn
Norwegian Tippeligaen
Sandefjord v Odd
Swedish Allsvenskan
IFK Norrkoping v Halmstads
FA Cup
Arsenal v Chelsea
German DFB Cup
Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Dortmund
Seattle v Portland

Full Fixture List

Question of the Week

Will you attend any Checkatrade Trophy games next season?

All of them
All home games
The odd game
Knock out games
Final only
Total boycott


Grimsby 0 Wolves 2

By: Richard Lord
Date: 10/03/2001

Pressure is mounting on Lennie Lawrence as he saw his side suffer their second consecutive 2-0 home defeat today at the hands of Wolves. In a tight game with limited chances for both sides a bit of luck, followed by a moment of class divided the two teams in the second half.

Grimsby lined up in the expected 4-4-1-1 formation with Coyne in goal, and a back four of McDermott, Gallimore, Groves and Handyside. In midfield were Butterfield, Willems, Burnett and Campbell. Donovan started behind Clare who was the lone striker.

Neither keeper was called into action early in the first half. Grimsby retained possession for long periods but were forced back by an energetic Wolves team.

There were very few shots on goal in the first half, Campbell's drive from 25 yards brought out a great save from Oakes in the Wanderers goal, who tipped the swerving shot over the bar.

The teams went in tied 0-0 at half time, with no changes for the second half.

The second half started as the first half had ended. Both teams continued to give possession away, although Wolves gradually started to dictate the run of play. The Mariners were made to look like the away side as they spent much of their time chasing for possession and Wolves increasingly looked threatening with their purposeful runs forward deep into the heart of Town's defence.

The opening goal came about from a free kick against Groves just outside the area. Lee Naylor was the player to eventually fire in the shot which was deflected into the bottom corner of the net leaving Coyne wrong-footed.

In response, Grimsby brought on both Pouton and Allen and went 4-3-3 in search of the equaliser. Town worked hard down the right to win a throw-in deep into the opposition's half, but as the ball was thrown back in, it was cleared by the defence and Proudlock ran onto the bouncing ball. He unleashed a ferocious dipping shot from 25 yards which looped over the stranded Coyne in goal to resign the Mariners to their seventh home defeat of the season.

Zhang Enhua was brought on for Clare near the end, although the Chinese defender failed to make an impression. There wasn't much difference between the two teams, but Wolves were more forceful in their attacks and had the extra bit of quality up front to undo Grimsby's defence.

It has been more than 300 minutes of football since Town scored their last goal. Lawrence will be hoping for a much improved performance against Wimbledon in midweek, as he looks to end the goal drought.

Is the writing on the wall for Grimsby? Send your comments to the Pontoonites Message Board

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
TitlePostsLatest Post
Flexible train tickets with labour3GrimRob27/05 11:03
Taking the Michael12Cloudy27/05 10:34
Lennell John-Lewis signs36Welwynmariner27/05 09:50
Word Association Game40,273topuphere66627/05 09:43
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...27,441Biccys27/05 09:40
Siriki Dembele signs for Grimsby Town49Nelly GTFC27/05 08:07
Other Clubs Transfer News112promotion plaice27/05 04:42
Upcoming Fixtures1SiteBot27/05 04:21
Signing63samg26/05 23:29
Hamburg SV19Mariner Ronnie26/05 22:55

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2017