The Grimsby Town FC


Upcoming Fixtures

Mon 25/09
Finnish Veikkausliiga
JJK Jyvaskyla v Inter Turku
Danish Superliga
AGF Aarhus v FC Midtjylland
Norwegian Tippeligaen
Sarpsborg v Odd
Swedish Allsvenskan
AFC United v IFK Goteborg
Malmo v Elfsborg
Sirius v Orebro SK
Spanish Segunda
Barcelona B v Lugo
German Bundesliga 2
Union Berlin v Kaiserslautern
Italian Serie B
Palermo v Pro Vercelli
French Ligue 2
Clermont v Lens
Irish Premier Division
Cork City v Dundalk
St Patricks v Shamrock Rovers
Premier League
Arsenal v West Brom
Spanish La Liga
Real Betis v Levante
Portuguese Primeira
Vitoria Setubal v Boavista

Full Fixture List

Question of the Week

How happy are you with the GTFC board?

Very happy
Very unhappy

Forbes: MOM
Forbes: MOM

Last Ditch Conlon

By: Matty Newton
Date: 01/11/2009

THE Mariners played Accrington on Friday night looking to turn their fortunes around after 5 straight league defeats.

Town made a couple a changes to the side that battled well at Bournemouth, with Nick Hegarty returning to the side on the left of midfield replacing Jammal Shahin. Town lined up as follows:


Subs: Overton, Shahin, North, Conlon, Clarke, Leary, Gray

Stanley had been on a recent run of form going into the game and it showed as soon as the game kicked off. Town failed to get out of the starting blocks and with 5 minutes on the clock, Grimsby-born Gary King fired home from close range. 1-0 to Accrington.

Usually Town would have self destructed at this point but under caretaker manager Neil Woods, they have found some resolve and were soon level through Adrian Forbes. A free-kick from Sweeney into the box was met by Akpro, his header hit the bar. The ball fell to Forbes, who smashed home from inside the area to put the Mariners on level terms.

Forbes had a couple of runs down the left hand side which almost resulted in a good chances but Stanley were milking every foul and used every trick in the book, and the referee was playing into their hands.

There were half chances then for both sides but as the awful referee blew for half time it stayed 1-1.

Accrington Stanley took the lead on the 68th minute, through a very dubious penalty decision, which also resulted in Town going down to 10 men. Oliver Lancashire was judged to have deliberately handled the ball in the area after a goal mouth scramble. The ref had no hesitation in sending off Lancashire, who was making his home debut for Town. Edwards dispatched the penalty. Grimsby 1 Accrington 2.

Time was beginning to run out for the Mariners, and with seconds left of second half stoppage time Bradley Wood’s free-kick found the head of Barry Conlon. His header looped over the Stanley keeper and into the net, in front of the Pontoon end to send the home crowd into raptures. The final whistle sounded and it was us for once who had scored in the final minute to get something out of the game.

Grimsby Town 2 Accrington Stanley 2

Man of the Match for me was Adrian Forbes, as he made some decent runs, was fully committed in every tackle and capped off his performance with a goal.

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
Colchester (H) Predictions11promotion plaice25/09 00:30
Record Straight of the Trust Share Proposal 97Getyourfactsright25/09 00:29
Just back.13Grimal24/09 23:28
SLADEBALL69The Dogs Testicles24/09 23:20
2 points better off than last year!10GrimRob24/09 23:15
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...29,309Biccys24/09 23:13
Word Association Game42,594topuphere66624/09 23:12
Flags at Newport4conscorner24/09 22:33
Ex-GTFC players thread2,146Tommy24/09 22:24
What Is Needed Now.4grimsby pete24/09 22:12

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2017