The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

RSS



League Two Table

  PGDPts
1Doncaster383178
2Plymouth381872
3Portsmouth382565

4Stevenage381261
5Luton382060
6Carlisle38059
7Exeter381658

8Blackpool382057
9Mansfield38355
10Wycombe38155
11Colchester38354
12Cambridge Utd37653
13Grimsby38-251
14Accrington Stanley37-148
15Barnet38-548
16Morecambe38-1346
17Yeovil38-945
18Crewe38-1145
19Crawley Town38-1645
20Notts County38-2343
21Hartlepool38-1541
22Cheltenham38-1439

23Newport County38-2033
24Leyton Orient38-2632

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



Question of the Week

Do you support Cleethorpes Town?

Actively
Vaguely
Indifferent
I dislike them!
Who?


 

Once in a Lifetime: Hartlepool Report

By: Tony Butcher
Date: 13/09/2003

WHAT you are about to read is based on a true story. A pleasant, windless autumnal evening with just a hint of a soupcon of a suggestion of a chill in the air, with around 350 jumpered and jacketed Town fans gathered together in the "Rink End" (as seen to your right on the television).

Home > 2003-2004 Season > Reports > Hartlepool (a)


Hartlepool United 8 Grimsby Town 1
12 Sep 2003, Nationwide League Division 2

What a difference a decade makes, for both the town and the ground have been transformed from dull-eyed suburban housewives into stars of stage and screen. Well, sort of. Everything is new and shiny, but tastefully done, comfortable and not anodyne. Dining al fresco with our pommes frites and avocado dips, it was a salutary experience for the visiting Grimbarians. Once Hartlepool used to make Grimsby look glamorous, now it’s the other way round.

Town lined up in what has often been described as a 4-4-2 formation, as shown. Everyone played in the position you’d think they would, with Hockless starting at left wing. Nimmo amongst the subs? A startled throng of Town fans stared at unknown soldier and, of course, called him Derek.

There was nothing of any note in the pre-match warm ups. No embarrassing singing and/or dancing. No terrible hair, no ridiculous routines. Just blokes kicking the ball about. Delving into the programme we saw that a picture of Stuart Campbell was titled "Iain Ward". In the Doncaster programme Campbell was "Paul Smith". Is this going to be a running gag through the season? I do hope so. And Town’s manager is Paul Fraser. Is that a prediction? The programme was full of pictures of Paul Robinson, including a gurning poster portrait of the former loanee flopster. Yeah, yeah, we know the immutable law of the ex is about to hit us. And Marco Gabbiadini, like Flash Gordon, is still alive. He’s 89 and got all his own teeth in a jar by the door, you know.

A pigeon fluttered into the rafters of the stand holding the Town support, causing much contemplation about where to sit to avoid collateral damage. Or perhaps this is the Grimsby (Evening) Telegraph’s replacement for Stuart Rowson, training at any away game. Sports coverage via the medium of pigeon post.

On with the show.

1st half

Town kicked off away from the massed ranks of the travelling Wilby’s coach party and other animals. The ball was rolled back to Barnard who simply wellied it upfield straight to their ‘keeper. As he’s been absent for two weeks with Wales, and we’d never seen that nonsense before, we can only assume that this is what international coaches teach their charges.

Shall I skip over the minor details? Perhaps, we’ll see, for it is the little things that are important, like Hockless. The first quarter of an hour was even, interesting and relatively hopeful, for Town were passing it around nicely, creating moments of danger, if not chances. Hartlepool flapped around a lot, with Gabbiadini doing the Bump on the nearest Town defender and Robinson a perpetual motion machine, so let’s relax a little, eh? Cas surged past two defenders and dribbled a weak left foot shot straight at the goalkeeper. Boulding twisted by the ‘Pool supporters, near the left hand corner of the penalty area, rocking and rolling past the wrestling defender. His cross was sliced away for a corner.

Grimsby
Davison
Croweyellow card
Ford
Crane
Barnard
Cas
Groves
Campbell
Hockless
Rowangoalyellow card
Boulding

 

Subs
Nimmo61 mins
Soames76 mins
McDermott
Edwards
Bolder
 
Attendance
5,528

 

Referee
Scott Mathieson
(Stockport)

 

Division Two
League Table
Reports/Fixtures
Squad Stats
Top Scorers
Previews
Predict-o-Meter

 

Man of the Match
Vote for your Man of the Match

Your Name (optional)
Your Email Address (optional)
Your Man of the Match

Nominations count towards the Player Of The Month shortlist.

The report continues in Part Two.

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
Danny Newton12Sigone25/03 03:40
Upcoming Fixtures1SiteBot25/03 03:23
Accrington (A) Predictions6promotion plaice25/03 01:22
Gtfc capped players ?25dapperz fun pub25/03 00:18
Ex-GTFC players thread1,989Tommy24/03 23:58
England fans chants and songs etc26Grantham_Mariner24/03 23:47
Word Association Game38,931topuphere66624/03 22:41
Sam Jones23sam gy24/03 22:29
The Icenian Predicition League - WEEK 11357Les Brechin24/03 22:20
Thoughts on Bignot?90Gabriel24/03 22:13

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