Grimsby have been on terrible form lately, and currently lie in 23rd place in League 2. They were one of the divisions high profile casulties from the F.A cup at the weekend, going down 2-0 at home to Bath City – and one fan did not enjoy himself!
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In a late flurry of action at Griffin Park, Brentford overcame Bradford. Marcus Bean put Brentford ahead in the 88th minute, before Michael Boulding equalised a minute later. But Nathan Elder snatched victory in stoppage time, which allows the Bees to leapfrog their opponents in the table.
Bury moved up to second with an impressive 3-0 victory over Port Vale. Ben Futcher made it 1-0, before two goals from Glynn Hurst set-up victory. They move above Shrewsbury, who surprisingly lost to Grimsby Town. The Mariners earned their first home victory since March thanks to an Adam Proudlock volley.
Elsewhere, Wycombe were held 0-0 at home to Luton, and Darlington fell to a 1-0 defeat at Christie Park against Morecambe.
On Friday night Chesterfield suffered another dissapointing loss, this time at home to Macclesfield. Martin Gritton struck twice for the visitors, whilst Jamie Ward battled alone for the Spireites, grabbing two goals himself. Lee Richardson must surely be close to the sack now. Lincoln also played on Friday night, comfortably beating Accrington 5-1 at Sincil Bank.
There have been rumours flying around that ex-Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is on the verge of signing for Grimsby Town!
The goal machine is currently on a pay-as-you-play three month contract at Blackburn Rovers. But that runs out at the end of December, and it’s touch and go whether he will be offered a new one. If Paul Ince decides not to keep the 33-year old, then Grimsby are as well placed as anyone to grab the veteran forward.
This is down to a long-term friendship between Fowler and Mariner’s boss Mike Newell, which could persuade Fowler to drop down to League 2. What do you think? Will we see the fourth-highest Premier League scorer in history plying his trade at Blundell Park?
And just a little throwback to Robbie at his best…
Grimsby take on Bournemouth tonight in a key match at the bottom of the table. After Grimsby’s win at Bury last weekend, Bournemouth really need a win to start closing that gap again.
Elsewhere, Brentford take on Darlington, looking to end the Quakers 11-match unbeaten run in the league.
Friday Nov 21:
Grimsby v Bournemouth, 19:45
Saturday Nov 22 (15:00 kickoffs):
Barnet v Macclesfield
Brentford v Darlington
Bury v Gillingham
Chesterfield v Accrington
Chester v Aldershot
Dag & Red v Notts County
Lincoln v Shrewsbury
Morecambe v Exeter
Rochdale v Luton
Rotherham v Bradford
Wycombe v Port Vale
Wycombe beat fellow promotion candidates Bradford, in a tight game at Adams Park. The Chairboys had the better of the chances, and after Chris Zebroski hit a post, new signing Angelo Balanta came on and created the winning goal for Lewis Hunt.
But Darlington remain top of the league after a battling 2-0 win at home to Lincoln City. It looked like Lincoln might walk away with a result after Stephen Foster was sent off early on. However, Darlington dug in, and Liam Hatch netted soon after the re-start. Late-on Richie Foran sealed the points for the Quakers.
Another sending off had more of an impact at Vale Park. Ross Davidson was sent off for Port Vale for a late challenge, which gave Brentford the impetus to go on and win comfortably 3-0. Karleigh Osborne scored on the stroke of half-time and Marcus Bean nodded in a corner just as Vale were fighting back. Charlie MacDonald smashed in a late third for Brentford, who climb to 5th in the table.
Elsewhere Gillingham smashed Rotherham 4-0 to move into the play-off positions, and Grimsby ended their long winless run with a 2-0 win at Bury, despite JP Kalala’s sending off. And Jonathan Forte showed why Notts County were so desperate to sign him, scoring a hat-trick before half-time to give Notts County an impressive 4-0 win away to Barnet.
Nov 15 Results:
Accrington 3-0 Bournemouth Aldershot 1-0 Exeter
Barnet 0-4 Notts County
Bury 0-2 Grimsby
Chester 1-2 Morecambe Darlington 2-0 Lincoln Gillingham 4-0 Rotherham Luton 2-1 Dag & Red
Port Vale 0-3 Brentford
Rochdale 1-1 Macclesfield Wycombe 1-0 Bradford
Clarke skillfully opened the scoring yesterday with a backheel
Two early goals from Billy Clarke (above) and Ricky Ravenhill saw Darlington overcome struggling Grimsby, who are now without a league win in 22 attempts. Jean-Paul Kalala scored a consolation on his return to Blundell Park.
Elsewhere in the division, high-flying Wycombe were held to a goaless draw by Rotherham. Barnet showed that their draw at Shrewsbury was no fluke, as they came from behind three times to draw with Bradford.
Rochdale moved imperiously up to 5th with a great victory at Brentford. Rory McArdle headed in to give Dale an early lead, and on the stroke of half-time Will Buckley added a second. On-loan Dean Bowditch got one back, but and Brentford’s late appeals for a penalty were turned down.