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County 1 Grimsby 2. Grim times?

County 1 Grimsby 2. Grim times?

Full-time at Edgeley Park. Gutted. Frustrated.

County go down to another home defeat, this time 1-2 to Grimsby Town. A most disappointing result especially after the optimism of half time.

County lined up;

O'Donnell, Halls, Newton, Tunnicliffe, Fagbola, Kenyon, Schofield, Bullock, Whitehead, Cullen, Macken.

No much punch there. Macken, and his 172 year old legs, looks to be our main threat but maybe two games in close succession proved to much as his contribution was not up to recent games as I saw it.

Cullen tries hard. Oh for Hattersley and Hobson! County looked a decent side in the first half and hit the woodwork and had quite a few chances. I think I read 13 goals attempts to 1 over those first 45 minutes, but the score remained 0-0 at the break.

Would we be punished for those missed chances? We didn't have to wait long to find out as Hannah after 48 mins (great strike) and then Hatton 57 from a free-kick (another porous County wall - how many
times this season!) made the sluggish second-half County pay.

Alex Kenyon replied after 61 (I thought he had a decent game) and despite the crowd roaring the boys on I had that all too familiar this season sinking feeling. To compound matters Nolan (on for the tired looking Whitehead) showing flashes of skill and petulance got involved with a Grimsby player (got a yellow and could have been a red) and in the ensuing handbags Andy Halls threw his weight into the scuffle and rightly got a straight red. He misses the next three games, meaning he can only play a part at Kidderminsters in the last game of the season. This single act of madness may be the final nail in County's coffin this season.

This is a team with little goals in it. If we are to stay up we are going to have to keep clean sheets you would think.

It could have been worse though, a few results went our way but I still think we need 7 points from;

Alfreton (a) this Saturday
Dartford (H) the Saturday after
Gateshead (a) the following Tuesday
Kidderminster (a) on Saturday 20th.

Alfreton - we would do well to get a point there.
Dartford - this is a MUST WIN game surely. The Blue and White army need to turn up in force.
Gateshead, again, do well to get a point.

And that leaves Kiddy away. Oh.

Tomorrow we have Barrow v Ebbsfleet and Braintree v Southport.

We may have to win at Alfreton or Gateshead to survive then! Can you hear the trap door creaking open for County? Or do you believe Ian Bogie can work some magic?

No so much Animo et fide, more terror et ira

Grim


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Writer:Cropped
Date:Tuesday April 2 2013
Time: 10:46AM

Comments

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Went to Macc and they battered us and how we came away with a point from that game beggars belief..we were fine in the first half against GRIMSby (something about GRIMSby I detest) but once again we are left wanting..when is this County nightmare going to end!!!???
edgeley
02/04/2013 15:26:00
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What really p***es me off that there is every chance that our own players on loan to our rivals may score the goals that send us down.
NorwikshireExiles
02/04/2013 19:46:00
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Edgeley - when indeed. Feel we still have to go through the wringer a bit more before we see the light again. And NE, the board have done a couple of good things recently (must get an article up) but if we go down it is THEY who are to blame. Not the fans Lord Snape, not the weather, not little green men from Mars. It will be Mr Fearn, Mr McKnight and M'Lord Snape. Hope to goodness I find myself writing something at least half positive come April 20th.
cropped
03/04/2013 11:48:00
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Oh, and even at this stage Mr Kennedy's boot remains on our throat. He still could, if he wanted to, help us so much.
cropped
03/04/2013 11:52:00
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