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  PGDPts
1Doncaster393078
2Plymouth391975
3Portsmouth392668

4Stevenage391262
5Blackpool392160
6Luton391960
7Exeter391659

8Carlisle39-259
9Mansfield39558
10Colchester39457
11Wycombe39055
12Cambridge Utd39454
13Accrington Stanley39152
14Grimsby39-252
15Barnet39-351
16Crewe39-948
17Crawley Town39-1348
18Yeovil39-946
19Morecambe39-1546
20Notts County39-2246
21Hartlepool39-1641
22Cheltenham39-1639

23Newport County39-2133
24Leyton Orient39-2932

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Groves: Let's Go Down Fighting!

By: Bill Osborne
Date: 07/10/2002

"THE game was won for them in the first half and when you concede goals like that it makes it very difficult. We had to chase the game after that." Paul Groves said in his post-match comments.

"But I won't point the finger at any individual. It's a team game and they all have to take responsibility for it. I won't blame the strikers because there weren't too many opportunities. They haven't scored, but when did they get the chances to?"

"Their goals were direct and very disappointing. But I don't want to criticise players publicly. I've had a go at them in the dressing room and that's where it stays."

Groves admitted that the pressure is growing on him as his side continues to wallow in the relegation zone: "It's a result-orientated sport and if you don't get the results the pressure comes."

Geoff Ford, sports editor of the Grimsby Telegraph, in his after match comments said:

As surrenders go, this one was pretty abject.

Grimsby Town tamely gifted Reading all three points with a first half horror show which will go down as one of the poorest many fans can remember.

The manager, watching from the stands and then the dugout, cannot have liked what he saw. The fans hated it. They were entitled to a lot more.

So, a second successive 3-0 home defeat, confirming what we have known for a while. That Town will need a miracle to stay up. But if they do make the drop, the fans would at least like to see them go down fighting.




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