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ginnywings
September 6, 2014, 5:26pm Report to Moderator

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Solid if unspectacular three points, which is fine and what we have to do against the Wellings of this world.

Two touches of class from Neilson was the difference. Fantastic cross expertly finished first time by Pittman and a great turn which put their defence on the back foot and led to the pen.

We did miss Lenny when they got on top and clearances from the back were not being won.

Scott Brown looked a very good player today and Clay broke up loads of their attacks. Hannah looked sharp when he came on and drew several rash tackles from their meaty defenders.

Think i can only remember 4 attempts on target, with two goals scored, so can't really argue with that. We weren't great but we did what we had to do. Think we need another beefy striker on the bench for days like today.
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Very good 1st half, played really good football, only thing lacking was the final ball.

pitman looks a good player, though not the tallest he's got a good leap on him, often beating taller defenders.

His goal came about when Nielson whipped in a low hard cross between defenders & keeper, Pitman steamed in to bury low inside the post.

2nd half they hurried us into mistakes, we couldn't seem to get going, without really threatening us.

2nd. goal was definitely a penalty. Curious thing was their centre half was caught by the ref scuffing the penalty spot, & was booked.

Just after he went straight through one of our players, really bad foul, but the ref only told him off deciding he wasn't going to book him again.( remember Shop last week anyone?)

Overall good performance against a side that made a game of it.
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Agree about the beefy striker.


Grimsby till I die.
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I was disappointed that we didn't really go for the jugular after getting the second goal. Plenty of half-chances on the counter-attack were squandered but it seemed we were happy to sit back and defend, possibly with one eye on Tuesday's game.

Credit to Welling for having a go in the second half as they really offered nothing in the first and we were perhaps a little lucky they couldn't hit the target on a couple of occasions. That said, we were very lax after half-time with several players just coasting and not really getting involved so it would have been our own fault if they had drawn level.

Pittman did pretty well in the first half, but tired quickly in the second and maybe looked to have picked up half a knock? Hopefully he'll be fit for Tuesday to resume his partnership with LJL. Not sure what was going on with Arnold as he didn't really look like he was even going to run for the ball much of the time. Seemed to me that he didn't perhaps think he was fit enough to push himself.

Good to get another clean sheet.
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I was disappointed that we didn't really go for the jugular after getting the second goal. Plenty of half-chances on the counter-attack were squandered but it seemed we were happy to sit back and defend, possibly with one eye on Tuesday's game.

Credit to Welling for having a go in the second half as they really offered nothing in the first and we were perhaps a little lucky they couldn't hit the target on a couple of occasions. That said, we were very lax after half-time with several players just coasting and not really getting involved so it would have been our own fault if they had drawn level.

Pittman did pretty well in the first half, but tired quickly in the second and maybe looked to have picked up half a knock? Hopefully he'll be fit for Tuesday to resume his partnership with LJL. Not sure what was going on with Arnold as he didn't really look like he was even going to run for the ball much of the time. Seemed to me that he didn't perhaps think he was fit enough to push himself.

Good to get another clean sheet.


I also thought Arnold seemed to be strolling a bit when he came on, but he still did more in 10 mins than McKreth did from the start. He looks like Colbeck lite to me at the moment.

Pittman was cramping up and should be fine for Tuesday. If he isn't, then LJL Hannah would be fine.

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Tbh at 1-0 I could see them getting back into it and they had 2 great chances before we finally got the second goal. In seasons gone by we may have drawn that game, so it's encouraging to see that we can grind out a win like that.

Thought Toto was outstanding at the back and was maybe a shout for man of the match. Bignot did well at right back giving us an outlet going forward and did well for the penalty. Brown and clay give plenty of energy in midfield and show why a static pairing of Kerr and Disley wasn't enough last season. Pittman looked very sharp, he's a good all rounder, strong, quick can play with his back to goal and looks good playing on the last man.

A good 3 points, roll on the gimps!


"Falls to Arnold... Arnold! That's it! Thats it! He's sealed it! Grimsby Town are back in the football league!!! Just a minute to go and Nathan Arnold makes it 3-1! Look at the scenes behind the goal! Look at the relief! The agony is finally over!!!"

John Tondeur - Wembley Stadium Sunday 15th May 2016
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Played some excellent football on the deck in the first half without creating too many scoring chances, mainly due to Welling defending in numbers. Got a very good deserved goal just before half time. They started brightly after the break and took the game to us for 15 mins or so as we lost our grip in midfield, although they did not have much end product. The penalty put us back in control as they lost the plot and their heads after that. No one had a bad game and everyone did their jobs. Pittman looked the part with an excellent showing for an hour or so until he tightened up.  I was worried he had pulled a muscle or something but thankfully not. He is a class act up front. Brilliant substitution to put Hannah on just before we got the pen!! A game we would have struggled to win last season and all the players look confident. Toto is immense, Clay again was good especially in the first half. Macreth in patches but I don't think we gave seen the best of him yet. Nice to see Arnold on the pitch, looked a bit rusty but that is to be expected, nevertheless brought a good save from the keeper with so powerful shot from 25 yards. A good 3 points and a clean sheet, which is what it is all about. The ref lost the plot too in the second half, thankfully it did not cost us today and we did not pick up any bookings.
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Cheers for the match reports, pleased to see we are solid and new players all playing a full part. Positives all round.


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We could easily have won this 4-0 but it seemed we were happy to settle for two this afternoon, they came to defend in numbers and only changed their style when trailing one nil.
I`m happy that we coasted and played to make three points safe rather than go gung ho for more goals and tire for Tuesday, its a different team this year playing with their heads and hearts rather than just hearts
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And no bookings this week!
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