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Grimsby 1, Swindon 0

Grimsby Town
1 - 0
Swindon Town

Blundell Park, Cleethorpes

Saturday 17 March 2007

Attendance: 4,595


Swindon Town slip to 5th place in League 2 after suffering a 1-0 loss to Grimsby this afternoon at Blundell Park. Swindon's strikers have not scored since January. Manager Paul Sturrock has promised changes including signing a new striker on Monday.

Swindon started the game well and had the majority of possession during the first half of the game, with Christian Roberts having a couple of chances.

Swindon's defence looked solid at the back even with Jerel Ifil and Ady Williams missing from action, Jamie Vincent lead from the back and was the difference maker.

Ashley Westwood finally looks to be finding his match form and helped clear a couple of good crosses from the Swindon box.

Going into half time 0-0 was a fair result for a fairly entertaining first half of the match.

Going into the second half Grimsby came out all guns blazing. Jamie Vincent would have to go off with an injury early in the 2nd half however Grimsby took advantage right away with Ciaran Toner converting a John McDermott cross to give the home team a well deserved lead.

Swindon would be chasing the game in the second half and Michael Timlin would receive his second yekllow card meaning he will miss next weekend's crucial match against Lincoln City.

Grimsby would go on to hold onto the 1-0 lead and get a victory with Swindon's strikeforce of Peacock or Roberts looking fairly abscent most of the second half

Roberts or Peacock have not scored since January and in his post match interview, manager Paul Sturrock noted he has an agreement to bring in a new striker and that Roberts and Peacock have had enough chances.

Star Player

Jamie Vincent - Before going off injured Vincent was the difference at the back. Jerel Ifil will return next week after serving a 2 game suspension.

Date:Saturday March 17 2007
Time: 10:33PM

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an absolute joke, what is going on??? players that were motivated and looked sharp now look like they can't be bothered. Influential players either not being played or on the bench- all i can say is BIZZARE.
18/03/2007 09:34:00
I wouldn't be so hard on the team from Saturday's performance. I thought (from a Grimsby point of view) that Swindon played quite well, especially in the first half but Grimsby were a lot more hungry for the win than Swindon it seemed in the second half. Personally it looks like a moral thing to me. Is the manager saying the right things in the changing room? Swindon were just non-existent in the second half. Nonetheless I wish you guys the very best of luck, that third automatic spot still has your name on it, you've just got dig a little deeper now to be there come May.
18/03/2007 23:17:00
"Morale" even. :o)
18/03/2007 23:18:00
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