Question of the Week
Do you support Cleethorpes Town?
By: Richard Hubbert
FOLLOWING last weekend's humiliating defeat to bottom side Wycombe, the whole of the Town side are under immense pressure to perform this weekend against top of the table Plymouth.
Needless to say that this is a huge game for all the Town players to prove that they are behind manager Paul Groves and are committed to the Mariners. Another bad performance would see Groves under yet more pressure and heading for the chop. But to overcome this, Town face the best side in the division in the form of Plymouth who are in fine form this season under the stewardship of Paul Sturrock. Last weekend they won 7-0 at home to Chesterfield, with five coming in the first twenty minutes.
Probable Starting XI's
Town legend Pat Glover (left) played for Plymouth after his 11 year tenure with the Mariner from 1928 to 1939. He moved to Plymouth and retired in World War Two. He stayed in the Devon area and owned a pub for a while before his death in 1971. Broke records at Blundell Park, being perhaps the most successful player ever to play for Town. He once scored 42 goals in one season and is still Towns most capped player, with 7 caps for Wales when he played for the Mariners.
Wayne Burnett played over 60 games for Plymouth between 1993 and 1995, when he moved to Blackburn Rovers for a Â£100,000 fee. His heroics for the Mariners came in the 1997/98 season when his Golden Goal in the Autowindscreens Shield Final at Wembley, gave Town victory. Was released in 2002 after the ITV Digital fiasco, and played three times for Woking after that, as well as being an extra in Sky Oneâ€™s "Dream Team"
Last Time Out
It was the opening day of this season when the two sides last met in a 2-2 draw at Home Park in the August sunshine. Town were 1-0 ahead thanks to Mick Boulding goal, but fell 2-1 behind after strikes from Marino Keith and defender Graham Coughlan. Town grabbed a draw after a spectacular Iain Anderson goal.
Town Team: Davison, Crowe, Ford, Crane, Barnard, Cas, Campbell, Hamilton (Groves, 81), Anderson, Ten Heuvel (Mansaram, 58), Boulding (Rowan, 87)
Plymouth Team: Larrieu, Worrell, Wotton, Coughlan, Hodges, Norris (Adams, 78), Bent, Friio, Capaldi, Keith (Lowndes, 82), Stonebridge (Evans, 70)
Attendance: 9,590 Report
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