GRIMSBY TOWN 2 (Connell 30, 50) NEWPORT COUNTY 0
Date: Saturday 2nd October 2010 | Competition: Blue Square Bet Premier | Venue: Blundell Park | Att: 3,246
Mariners: O’Donnell; Wood, Ridley, Kempson, Garner; Bore (Samuels 89), Wright, Cummins (Hudson 84), Eagle; Carlton (Peacock 65), Connell. Subs not used: Atkinson, Croudson
County: Garner; Todd, Odhiambo, Bignot, Warren; John, Collins (Clough 85), Henry (Knights 62), Rose; Reid, Foley (Matthews 52). Subs not used: Morgan, Proctor
3 mins: Great chance for the visitors as Sam Foley finds himself in acres of space but can only blast his half volley well over Richard O’Donnell’s crossbar.
8 mins: Unlucky for Peter Bore as he races through but lobs wide of Glyn Garner’s goal and the chance is gone.
18 mins: OFF THE LINE! A tremendous run on the left by Craig Reid results in Lee Ridley clearing off the line and Bradley Wood scrambling to safety.
30 mins: GOAL! 1-0 TO THE MARINERS. A brilliant run and cross from Bore is rewarded when Alan Connell side foots home from 12 yards.
50 mins: GOAL! 2-0 A SECOND FOR CONNELL. The Town striker nets his tenth of the season when he bundles home after Darran Kempson’s effort comes back off the crossbar.
62 mins: OFF THE LINE! Substitute Lee Matthews powers a header towards goal for County but Scott Garner is in the right place to clear.
78 mins: Lee Peacock forces a smart save from Glyn Garner after neat build-up play by Connell.