WITH the advent of the WWE Network and with every Pay-Per-View now at my fingertips, it’s a chance to go back and do a quick digested review of the shows. So, on we go with King of the Ring 2001.
GRIMSBY TOWN 0 TORQUAY UNITED 2
INJURIES to first-choice strikers Lenell John-Lewis and Jon-Paul Pittman helped pile on the misery for Grimsby Town as they slumped to a 2-0 home defeat against Torquay United.
First half goals from Courtney Richards and Luke Young were enough to send the hosts to a second successive defeat, despite a spirited second half comeback, and make it a happy homecoming for Cleethorpes-born boss Chris Hargreaves.
LINCOLN CITY 3 GRIMSBY TOWN 2
A LATE goal from Hamza Bencherif secured Lincoln City a first league win over rivals Grimsby Town in eight years after a pulsating local derby at Sincil Bank that featured five goals, two penalties and a string of other chances.
For the Mariners, it was a case of pressing the self-destruct button, conceding three sloppy goals, the last of those coming at the end of a half where it looked like they would be the ones most likely to secure the three points. Continue reading
The 35th-minute sending off of striker Lenell John-Lewis swung the match in the hosts’ favour, after the Mariners had dominated the opening exchanges.
And Brett Williams’ second half brace ensured the three points stayed in Hampshire, despite Scott Neilson’s late strike sparking a spirited Mariners’ comeback.
IN THE midst of a record-breaking run without a win, Neil Woods’ Grimsby Town side travelled south to Aldershot at the end of the January transfer window, boasting three new signings that they hoped would be able to pull them out of the League Two drop zone. And they were just a spot kick away from registering their new manager’s first victory in charge of the club.