WWF Hart Attack Tour | Hull | 16.09.94

wwf-hart-attackI WAS reminded earlier today that it’s 20 years since the stars of WWF ventured to Hull for the first time.

That statistic makes me feel unbelievably old but also nostalgic, so what better way to celebrate than relive a card that was star-studded from top-to-bottom and featured two quality matches with some good bits underneath that too.

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Gulls Swoop for Victory over Mariners

GRIMSBY TOWN 0 TORQUAY UNITED 2

GTFCINJURIES 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.

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Late Bencherif Goal Takes Derby Spoils for Imps

LINCOLN CITY 3 GRIMSBY TOWN 2

GTFCA 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

Town Shot in the Foot by Poor Officiating

GTFCREFEREE Robert Whitton took centre stage as Grimsby Town’s unbeaten start to the 2014/15 Vanarama Conference season came to an end after a 2-1 defeat at Aldershot Town.

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.

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Flashback: Aldershot 1 Grimsby 1

GTFCIN 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.

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