Tonight, Grimsby Town host Gateshead in the Skrill Premier Play Off Semi-Final 1st Leg. The Mariners’ recent record against the men from the North East is a good one and a victory by the margin achieved in the league game at Blundell Park last season will go a long way to securing Paul Hurst’s men a trip back to Wembley.
The Saturday line-up at the 2013 Download Festival was more reminiscent of one of the classic Monsters of Rock shows of the 80s and early-90s and certainly had the potential to be one of the best days of music produced on this fair isle.
Thankfully it lived up to that billing and more with storming sets from old hands in Iron Maiden, Motörhead and UFO and the big guns of today like Alice in Chains and Queens of the Stone Age delivering in spades.
GRIMSBY TOWN 0 BRADFORD CITY 2
THERE were again encouraging signs for Grimsby Town supporters despite a 2-0 loss to Bradford City last night at Blundell Park.
The Mariners matched their League One opponents for long periods in an entertaining friendly encounter, before being undone by second-half goals from James Hanson and Mark Yeates.
A FIVE-star performance from Grimsby Town saw them sweep past Winterton Rangers in their latest pre-season friendly at a sweltering West Street.
Lenell John-Lewis’ spectacular strike kicked things off, with Liam Hearn, Dayle Southwell, Joe Colbeck and an own goal completing the rout. Although with better finishing on the evening, it was no exaggeration to say that Town could have hit 20.
The Mariners included trialist goalkeeper Jake Turner, formerly of Scunthorpe, in their ranks, as well as giving Chris Doig another run-out after he impressed against Cleethorpes Town on Tuesday night.
Unfortunately, for those of us expecting some great in-ring action to sink our teeth into, the main focus of this show is the wedding of Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan.
Main Event has been an interesting addition to the WWE TV schedule; an old-school one hour show where they heavily promote a marquee match-up, throw in another bonus match or two and bring in a worker for a solid sitdown interview.
So far, the show has thrown up some tremendous match-ups with some of the company’s big names but they started 2013 with a risky combination that actually paid dividends in the end and did something they have failed to do in a long, long time – make the secondary titles mean something to the general public.