The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

RSS



League Two Form Guide

  PGDPts
1Lincoln City6414
2Colchester6812
3Newport County6-212
4Luton6511
5Wycombe6311
6Exeter6310
7Grimsby6210
8Accrington Stanley6110
9Cambridge Utd639
10Forest Green629
11Carlisle619
12Mansfield608
13Cheltenham6-68
14Crewe617
15Notts County6-27
16Coventry6-47
17Barnet6-36
18Morecambe6-36
19Swindon6-45
20Yeovil6-44
21Chesterfield6-74
22Port Vale6-74
23Crawley Town6-43
24Stevenage6-92

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

Latest Results (all divisions)



Question of the Week

Is the squad strong enough to challenge for promotion?

Strong yes
Weak yes
Neutral
Weak no
Strong no


 

Reserves Triumph at Gay Meadow

By: Mike Worden
Date: 01/11/2001

A SINGLE goal from Darren Mansaram halfway through the first half gave Grimsby reserves the points in a tightly fought contest at Gay Meadow last night and provided a spot of brightness in an otherwise gloomy week for the Mariners.

Home > 2001-2002 Season > Reserve Reports > Shrewsbury (a)


Of the Town starting line up only Chris Thompson had played any part in the Mariners' disappointing first team game the previous night. And it was Thompson who was Town's best player, most effective when dropping deep into midfield and creating opportunities for Mansaram and the wide players Hockless and Downes. Paul Raven once again partnered Simon Ford at the back.

Shrewsbury fielded a strong side with former Northampton striker Chris Freestone leading the attack. Shrewsbury Manager Kevin Ratcliffe’s Chester connections were evident with Ian Jenkins and Darren Moss in the side.

Shrewsbury also had a player called Thompson (Darren) on the pitch, who confusingly was also known to his team-mates as ‘Thommo’. Lots of thought goes into these player's nicknames. For the next 90 minutes cries of ‘Thommo’ rang out in the cool Shropshire air. Luckily Paul Wilkinson kept another Thompson (Ross) on the bench, although he asked him to get ready to come on twice.

There was nothing of any real note about the first half. The sides were evenly matched and 0-0 seemed the likely outcome.

In the second half Grimsby seemed to have the advantage, playing some neat football through midfield. It didn't all go all their way though and Bolder and Thompson were lucky to escape bookings after showing their frustration. Most of Bolder’s frustrations seemed to be directed at his own striker, Mansaram. Shrewsbury could have easily scored but for some dreadful finishing and a couple of fine saves from Steve Croudson.

In the end it was Mansaram’s goal which separated the sides. And what a good goal it was. A brilliant ball through the Shrews defence found Downes on the Grimsby right. His driven cross was met by Mansaram but was saved by keeper Cartwright, who couldn't hold it. ‘Daz’ however made sure with his second attempt and the four Town fans in the Main Stand went delirious (well not exactly and two of the ‘fans’ were full-back Gary Moran’s Mum and Dad).

Town: Croudson, Ward, Moran, Busscher, Ford, Raven, Downes, Boulder, Mansaram, C. Thompson, Hockless.



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
Word Association Game41,439topuphere66623/07 02:13
Boston - Saturday46Youngy23/07 01:58
Other Clubs Transfer News251promotion plaice23/07 00:11
Jack Keeble5Oly198722/07 22:49
Why I hate the Premier League15immariner22/07 22:44
Ahkeem Rose17Willgtfc22/07 22:26
Tyler walker2Jarmo.Is.God22/07 21:56
How to watch the opening game on IFollow3sutton mariner22/07 21:52
Ex-GTFC players thread2,095Tommy22/07 21:10
Another Arry13Black_and_White_Bear22/07 18:55

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2017 TheFishy.co.uk