Swindon Town - Grimsby 1, Swindon 0
UK time is: 07:22:04
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Grimsby Town 1 - Swindon Town 0

Blundell Park, Cleethorpes

Saturday 17 March 2007

Attendance: 4,595

Grimsby 1, Swindon 0

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.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Moonraker1969 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 17 2007

Time: 10:33PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
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.
red_gilly
Report Abuse
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.
Grim
Report Abuse
18/03/2007 23:17:00

"Morale" even. :o)
Grim
Report Abuse
18/03/2007 23:18:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swindon 0 - 2 Sheff Utd
Southend 0 - 1 Swindon
Swindon 2 - 2 Port Vale
Bury 2 - 2 Swindon
Swindon 4 - 1 Bradford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Coventry 5 3 1 1 6 10
6. Rochdale 5 3 1 1 6 10
7. Chesterfield 5 3 1 1 3 10
8. Swindon 5 2 2 1 2 8
9. Fleetwood 5 2 1 2 2 7
10. Oldham 5 1 4 0 1 7
11. Wigan 5 2 1 2 0 7

Swindon Town Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Mantom Nominated For Player Of The Month Award
Walsall : 02/09/2015 06:47:01
Smith Nominated For Manager Of Month Award
Walsall : 02/09/2015 06:44:00
Colchester : 01/09/2015 21:52:00
Port Vale : 01/09/2015 21:48:01
Rovers The Penalty Kings Again
Doncaster : 01/09/2015 21:47:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What do you want to see more of at Vital STFC?
Suggested By:  Shaun
Blogs 34%
News 33%
Rumours 0%
Other 33%