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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Mariners’ Magnificent Seven Sends out Statement of Intent

10626596_830054813695124_5200881764952178473_nGRIMSBY Town’s bumper Bank Holiday weekend continued in style as they routed sorry Alfreton for seven goals at a wet and windy Blundell Park.

Paul Hurst’s men came into the game brimming with confidence after their 6-1 hammering of Gateshead on Saturday but they went one better on the afternoon thanks to a scintillating display of pace, power and precision.

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Flashback: Grimsby Town 3 Gateshead 0

badge_cutoutTonight, 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.

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Download Festival 2013 Review

download-logo-2013The 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.

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Encouraging Signs for Mariners

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.

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