The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

RSS



League Two Form Guide

  PGDPts
1Luton61416
2Wycombe6614
3Newport County6512
4Stevenage6-112
5Lincoln City6011
6Carlisle6410
7Cheltenham6310
8Notts County6310
9Colchester6210
10Coventry6210
11Accrington Stanley6010
12Swindon639
13Grimsby619
14Port Vale617
15Cambridge Utd6-17
16Yeovil6-17
17Crawley Town6-27
18Mansfield6-47
19Exeter6-47
20Crewe6-66
21Morecambe6-64
22Forest Green6-94
23Chesterfield6-53
24Barnet6-52

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

Latest Results (all divisions)



Question of the Week

What is more important, result or style of football?

Result
Style of Football


Hearn: Hat trick
Hearn: Hat trick

The Joy of Six

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 22/01/2012

GRIMSBY Town made light of Bath City's record as their "bogey" side, cantering past the bottom side with some ease, and eventually running out 6-0 winners. Liam Hearn added to his growing transfer value with a stunning fourth hat trick of the season.

The goal glut means Town are now the top scoring side in Britain at their home ground. The Mariners have netted an incredible 41 goals in 15 league games this season at their own stadium - yet still managed to lose 4 games! In cup games Grimsby have also scored 15 goals in 6 matches in Cleethorpes. Someone who has been to every game at Blundell Park this season will have seen 79 goals already scored by both sides!

The only downside of the game was Town manager Rob Scott was dismissed for arguing with the match officials when the score was 3-0.

The managers decided to bring back Craig Disley and Ian Miller into the side after they both missed the Hornchurch game. Other than that there was no changes from the team which won the previous game 4-0.

Bath started well and for the first 15 minutes caused Town some problems. Town were soon able to settle into their stride though when they scored from their first meaningful attack. Gary Silk crossed the ball from the right to the far post, where it was knocked back to Hearn in the centre of goal who poked it in like the ace marksman he is.

With neither side really able to get a hold of the game, the rest of the half was a fairly scrappy affair but Town were handed a gift when from a Coulson free kick Bath defender Gallinagh prodded the ball into his own net with no Town player particularly close to him.

Bath were in generous mood after the break as well. A terrible back pass by a Bath defender presented the ball to Hearn in the six yard box. Town's top scorer dinked the ball round the 'keeper and made City pay for their mistake.

The pick of the goals was Town's fourth and Hearn's hat trick. Coulson was once again the provider when he unleashed a long ball upfield. Hearn chased it, chested the ball once and then lobbed it exquisitely over the 'keeper.

With the match well won Town even managed to add a couple of goals from their substitutes. Townsend picked out ex-Kettering striker Hughes-Mason to prod it in from close range, before Anthony Church hammered in a terrific finish from the edge of the area.

Town's strength in depth in the squad is there for all to see in the recent games where players have been rested or suspended and others come in and looked just as capable. With a fully fit side to pick from Town finally seem to be starting to live up to the potential of their wage bill. An unlikely late charge for the play-offs is looking more feasible after every win, but six points in the next two matches against Barrow and Telford looks essential if that is to be the case. Town have already beaten their next opponents Barrow 5-2 this season (one of three games to end in that scoreline), but following those two matches Grimsby have to play top sides York and Southport, where their new found form will be well tested.

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
3 points off the play-offs but...8d3d418/10 12:15
Miab 6WOZOFGRIMSBY18/10 12:01
Just Back-on the bus.37barralad18/10 11:59
Dembele37TAGG18/10 11:45
We need a Hearn/Bogle301mickylyons18/10 11:22
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...29,598Biccys18/10 11:08
Word Association Game43,001topuphere66618/10 11:06
The Slade effect18gtfc9818/10 10:09
Cheltenham Match thread220Sussexmariner18/10 09:39
Upcoming Fixtures1SiteBot18/10 04:14

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