🔗 | CONNECTIONS | Colchester United

From a Brazilian trialist to an infamous French midfielder, and a former Chelsea youngster, here are eleven players who turned out for both the Mariners and Colchester United.

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⏪ | Colchester 3 Grimsby Town 2 | 16.08.16

Colchester United 3 (Dickenson (2), Guthrie) Grimsby Town 2 (Disley, Bogle)

Tuesday 16 August 2016 | Sky Bet League Two | Weston Homes Community Stadium | 3,287 

A ruthless first-half display by Colchester United earned them all three points against the Mariners, despite a spirited second half comeback from Paul Hurst’s men. 

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⏪ REWIND | Oldham Athletic 6 Grimsby Town 0

Date: Sunday 8 February 2004 | Competition: Nationwide League Division Two | Venue: Boundary Park | Att: 13,007

Paul Groves’ reign as Grimsby Town manager had gotten off to a flying start in December 2001, with a rousing 3-1 victory over Portsmouth at Blundell Park.

Despite looking doomed at one point, Groves’ side rallied and finished the 2001/02 season in fine form, surviving against the odds in Division One.

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