The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

RSS



League Two Form Guide

  PGDPts
1Colchester6513
2Notts County6612
3Chesterfield6312
4Luton6811
5Mansfield6411
6Accrington Stanley6411
7Lincoln City6510
8Swindon6310
9Grimsby6110
10Carlisle629
11Crawley Town609
12Wycombe638
13Forest Green618
14Coventry618
15Morecambe608
16Cheltenham6-17
17Exeter6-17
18Port Vale6-67
19Newport County6-36
20Cambridge Utd6-86
21Yeovil6-54
22Stevenage6-53
23Crewe6-73
24Barnet6-73

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

Latest Results (all divisions)




Question of the Week

Priority for transfer window?

Reduce squad size
Strengthen defence
Strengthen midfield
Strengthen attack
No change needed


Newey: MOM
Newey: MOM

Down to Ten: Stockport Report

By: Richard Lord
Date: 31/12/2006

IT was difficult not to sympathise with the Mariners after they were overrun 3-0 by an in-form Stockport County side at a rain-soaked Edgeley Park yesterday.

Home > 2006-2007 Season > Reports > Stockport (a)


Despite starting the brighter of the two teams, keeper Phil Barnes inexplicably fumbled a corner into his own net in County’s first real attack of the game.

The Mariners could’ve had an early lead had the referee been brave enough to award a spot kick when Nick Hegarty was upended in the very first minute.

Town - playing the usual back four with Paterson and Rankin up front in a straight 4-4-2 formation - put together some promising moves in the opening exchanges.

However, Barnes’s blooper - possibly his first touch of the game - handed the initiative to the opposition, and they started to work their way down the Mariners’ left.

But Till and Paterson were combining well down the left, and Rankin looked sprightly - holding up the ball well and bringing the midfielders into play.

It was all change on 25 minutes when Stockport were awarded a penalty and Nick Fenton was rather harshly given his marching orders for handball in the area.

Liam Dickinson hit the upright from the resultant penalty kick, and the Mariners were still in it.

On a soggy quagmire of a pitch, Hegarty lost his footing and allowed a cross to be drilled to the near post, where Dickinson made up for his 12-yard miss with a thunderbolt of a volley into the roof of Town’s net.

Former County man Danny Boshell was sent on to replace Nick Hegarty, with Croft reverting to left back, Newey to centre back, and Boshell to right back. Rankin dropped deep on the left.

At 2-0 down and with only ten men on the field, Buckley’s men had to hope that they could get something before half time in order to make a fist of it.

Indeed, their chance came when Till and Rankin combined to free up shooting space for Paterson on the edge of the area, but his effort was tame and failed to trouble the keeper.

There was a huge shout for handball when a County defender appeared to stop the ball rolling with his arm when on the ground, but the referee waved away the appeals, despite similarities with Fenton’s dismissal.

The report continues in Part 2

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
SLO Quits!!!821mickylyons14/12 08:04
FAO getyourfactsright / Extreme31mickylyons14/12 08:02
Leave JF alone . . .13oochiad14/12 08:00
F.A.O Adie Merikin.161mickylyons14/12 06:46
Next 4 games.. 28H19P114/12 06:32
A POSITIVE THREAD.  NOTTS ROLE CALL12H19P114/12 06:23
New SLO (merged)80Cloudy14/12 05:10
Upcoming Fixtures1SiteBot14/12 03:12
Notts County Tickets Available On The Day?2GrimRob13/12 22:56
Time Wasting 21KingstonMariner13/12 22:50

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