The Fishy - Grimsby Town FC


Question of the Week

What anthem should be played at England matches?

God Save the Queen
Jerusalem
Land of Hope and Glory
Vindaloo
Other

We are Town
We are Town

Winning Ugly

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 20/12/2020

GRIMSBY ending their losing streak with a hard-earned win over rivals Scunthorpe at Blundell Park. The Mariners went back to basics, abandoning their erstwhile style of playing out from the back, reverting to a traditional 4-4-2, playing longer balls into the channels and less possession in their own half.

The new style certainly reduced the defensive mistakes as the Mariners spent a lot less time with the ball in their own half. The game's only goal came from a corner, with man of the match MattiePollock bundling the ball into the net midway through the first half.

Although the match was far from entertaining, it meant the Mariners got one over their neighbours in the first derby of the season and also pulled further away from a bottom two they had rapidly been dropping towards.

Ian Holloway made five changes for the visit of Scunthorpe. James McKeown, Filipe Morais, Luke Spokes, Kyle Bennett and Montel Gibson all came into the side, with Hewitt playing in central defence in place of the suspended Waterfall.

After a scrappy first twenty minutes in which defences dominated Town took the lead from a corner. The ball was flicked on at the near post and Howard got a hand to the initial attempt with Pollock bundling in the rebound to put Town 1-0 up.

Scunthorpe should have equalised five minutes later from their own corner but Onariase headed wide with the goal at his mercy.

Both sides made several substitutions in the second half which was a bitty stop-start affair with lots of free kicks, but neither side coming close to scoring.

Town's new-found solidity gives them something to build on for the next game when another struggler, Bradford, come to Blundell Park.

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
Thread TitlePostsLatest Post
The rumour... 53HertsGTFC01/08 09:16
Squad Numbers46ginnywings01/08 09:15
Lack of goals 18HertsGTFC01/08 09:10
Great Coates site69ska face01/08 08:20
Change of Scenery33blundellpork01/08 07:56
European Super League15DB01/08 07:13
New Fishy Buster (Entries now being taken)48Les Brechin31/07 21:15
Hyde match thread120easypeersy31/07 19:37
Scannell injury23WayneBurnettsJockstrap31/07 19:01
max Crocombe11Total Hawsehole31/07 18:53