Question of the Week
Do you support Cleethorpes Town?
By: Richard Hubbert
THE Mariners' clash with Tranmere at Prenton Park on Saturday surely marks Grimsby Townâ€™s biggest game since the 1998 play-off final. Only a win will guarantee Townâ€™s Division Two status, and prevent a second successive relegation.
The clichés have been wheeled out countless times in recent weeks, but they will be used for just one more game, a game where at the final whistle, Town will know what division they will be in next season. It seems fairly simple: Town need to win, and they will stay up, but this is easier said than done for a Mariners side that have not won away from home since last November and have struggled to put two wins together this season. Tranmere, meanwhile, are in great form and before their defeat to Port Vale last week, had won four games in a row, making it a tough challenge for the Town team to actually triumph. If Town only draw, then we will have to pray that Rushden and Chesterfield fail to win, otherwise our inferior goal difference could see us relegated. Thousands of Town fans will travel to Merseyside this weekend, and never in recent years have the stakes been higher.
Last Time Out
Town last met Tranmere on a cold, bleak November afternoon, last year, where Town lost 1-0 at Blundell Park. A Gary Jones goal after 71 minutes was enough to inflict defeat on a Mariners side who were hovering just below the mid table mark at this time of the season.
Town Team: Davison ,McDermott ,Crane ,Edwards ,Barnard ,Campbell ,Hamilton (Cas ,79 ) ,Crowe ,Anderson (Jevons ,74 ) ,Boulding ,Onuora (Mansaram ,84 )
Tranmere Team: Achterberg ,Allen ,Loran ,Linwood ,Connelly ,Roberts ,Harrison ,Mellon ,Jones ,Haworth ( Navarro ,28 ) ,Dadi
Subs: (not used) Howarth, Sharps, Taylor, Tremarco
Attendance: 4,406 Report
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