Graham Rodger’s struggling Mariners made the long trip to Swindon in October 2006, only to be undone by two future Grimsby Town stars.
SWINDON TOWN 3 (Pook, Monkhouse, Peacock) GRIMSBY TOWN 0
Saturday 14-10-06, COCA-COLA LEAGUE TWO
The Mariners’ disappointing away form continued with a 3-0 reversal at high-flying Swindon Town.
Graham Rodger’s side actually had the better of the opening period, but they couldn’t turn their possession into clear-cut chances and they were made to pay on 33 minutes.
Fola Onibuje powered his way past Andy Butler and his low cross deflected kindly into the path of Michael Pook, who prodded home from close-range.
On the stroke of half-time, the home side doubled their advantage. Andy Monkhouse was afforded time and space 2o yards from goal, and the ex-Rotherham man made no mistake drilling his shot beyond Phil Barnes.
The Mariners again limited their opponents in the second half, but couldn’t find the breakthrough themselves, even when goalkeeper Peter Brezovan was stretchered off and replaced by midfielder Ady Williams.
Grimsby’s misery was complete in the dying minutes when Lee Peacock sprung the offside trap and lobbed Barnes to score.
Robins |Brezovan (Nicholas); Williams, Smith, Ifil; Weston, Pook, Vincent, Monkhouse; Onibuje (Rhodes), Peacock, Brownlie (Shakes). Subs not used: Brown, Jutkiewicz
Mariners |Barnes; McDermott, Butler, Fenton, Croft; Bore, Ravenhill, Bolland, Toner; Jones, Thorpe (North). Subs not used: Whittle, Newey, Beagrie, Boshell.