GRIMSBY Town booked their place back in the Football League with a dramatic 3-1 Vanarama National League Promotion Final victory over Forest Green Rovers at Wembley.
FOREST GREEN ROVERS 0
GRIMSBY TOWN 1
Saturday 3rd September 2011 | Blue Square Bet Premier | The New Lawn | 1,181
Rovers: Bittner; Hodgkiss, Stokes, Turley, Graham; Forbes (Turk 66), Allen (Klukowski 55), Rowe, Norwood; Styche, Griffin (McDonald 56). Subs not used: Imudia, Matthews
Mariners: McKeown; Wood, Kempson, Pearson, Green; Coulson, Disley, Artus, Makofo (Elding 83); Spencer (Duffy 64), Hearn (Eagle 88). Subs not used: Church, I’Anson
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.
A FIVE-star performance from Grimsby Town saw them sweep past Winterton Rangers in their latest pre-season friendly at a sweltering West Street.
Lenell John-Lewis’ spectacular strike kicked things off, with Liam Hearn, Dayle Southwell, Joe Colbeck and an own goal completing the rout. Although with better finishing on the evening, it was no exaggeration to say that Town could have hit 20.
The Mariners included trialist goalkeeper Jake Turner, formerly of Scunthorpe, in their ranks, as well as giving Chris Doig another run-out after he impressed against Cleethorpes Town on Tuesday night.