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1Luton213042
2Notts County211542
3Accrington Stanley201037

4Exeter21436
5Wycombe21934
6Lincoln City21733
7Coventry21732

8Swindon20532
9Mansfield21532
10Colchester21532
11Grimsby21-132
12Newport County21531
13Cambridge Utd21-829
14Carlisle21128
15Cheltenham21-127
16Stevenage21-527
17Crawley Town21-424
18Morecambe21-822
19Port Vale21-1021
20Yeovil21-1320
21Chesterfield21-1320
22Crewe21-1420

23Forest Green21-1720
24Barnet21-917

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Unlucky Ground

Braintree Knock Town Off Their Perch

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 20/02/2013

GRIMSBY'S long unbeaten run stretching back to just after Bonfire Night at Hyde finally came to an end on Tuesday night at another of the Blue Square Premier League's far flung outposts - Braintree. Town ultimately deserved nothing on a terrible playing surface in difficult conditions on a foggy night.

The managers shuffled their pack bringing in John-Lewis to partner Cook in an untried combination. It's one that never really paid off, although with games coming thick and fast all the squad are going to play their parts between now and the end of the season.

Town have had a number of wins recently when they haven't been at their best, so maybe the writing had been on the wall that a defeat was coming somewhere. At least the points haven't been handed to one of their promotion rivals, although most of them picked up maximum points last night, and the Mariners have been knocked off their perch.

A poor start on a difficult surface saw Town go 1-0 down when Daly scored after 27 mins, nipping in to send a cross past McKeowen.

Town could have gone 2-0 down just before the break but McKeown made a save after a goalmouth scramble.

Grimsby finally mustered a decent effort on goal when Disley drilled the ball wide with 20 mins to play.

Shortly after Town conceded a second with 13 mins to go, direct from a corner. Disley should have cleared the ball but missed it completely and that wrong-footed McKeown. The fog might not have helped.

Braintree coasted to a deserved win. At least it was an improvement on last year when Grimsby lost 5-0 at Braintree.

Town now have to pick themselves up for the second game with Dartford, a game they don't need to win (as they lead 3-0 from the first leg) but one which the club will be desperate to put the bad taste of this defeat behind them.

Braintree: McDonald, Peters, Wells, Massey, Habergham, Mulley, Davis, Paine, Daly, Marks, Holman

Subs: Symons, Sparkes, Watts, Walker, Wickham

Grimsby: McKeown, Hatton, Pearson, Miller, Colbeck, Niven, Disley, Thomas, Marshall, Cook, John-Lewis

Subs: Brodie, Devitt, Wood, Thanoj, Hannah

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