The Bees are back in action at The Hive London for the penultimate time this season – taking on Grimsby Town on Saturday 30th April (15:00 KO) in the Vanarama National League.
This Match Preview contains all the important information you will need to know ahead of kick-off.
Tickets for today’s game against Grimsby Town will be available to purchase online up until kick-off.
Once purchased, supporters will receive an e-ticket to their registered email address which can be scanned from a mobile device or printed out for entry into the stadium.
Secure your seat HERE.
Adult – £22
Concessions* – £14
Under 17 – £5
*Concessions are those over 65 and under 21, tickets checks will be in operation at the turnstiles.
Have a ‘Drink On Us’
Don’t forget that Season Membership Card Holders can claim their ‘Drink On Us’ as part of our 2021/22 season offer for Vanarama National League matches at The Hive London.
Supporters must arrive at Legends Bar no later than an hour before kick-off, where you will be asked to scan your card to receive your FREE drink!
Legends Bar will be open from 13:30.
Nickname: The Mariners
Stadium: Blundell Park (9,002 capacity)
Manager: Paul Hurst
Top Scorer: John McAtee (13 goals)
League Position: 6th
IN: Gavan Holohan (Hartlepool), Scott Burgess (Port Vale), Jordan Maguire-Drew (Woking), Danny Amos (Port Vale), Tristan Abrahams (Carlisle United, loan), Arjan Raikhy (Aston Villa, loan), Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Tranmere Rovers, loan), Joey Jones (Dagenham & Redbridge, loan), Andy Smith (Hull City, loan), Jordan Cropper (Unassigned).
OUT: Ryan Sears (Newtown), Danny Rose (Darlington, loan), Lenell John-Lewis (York City, loan), David Longe-King (Woking, loan), Luke Spokes (Spennymoor Town, loan), Jaz Goundry (Bridlington, loan), Filipe Morais (Unassigned), Duncan Idehen (Unassigned), Alex Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday, recalled from loan), Sam Bell (Bristol City, recalled from loan), Ryley Towler (Bristol City, recalled from loan), Will Bapaga (Coventry City, recalled from loan), Sebastian Revan (Aston Villa, recalled from loan), Callum Jones (Hull City, recalled from loan).
LAST TIME OUT
Eastleigh 2 – 3 Bees
Vanarama National League
Bees: Aymen Azaze, Jordan Thomas, Ben Richards-Everton, Rob Hall (Teddy Howe 73’), Ross Marshall, Daniel Powell (Reece Grego-Cox 62’), Ephron Mason-Clark, Adam Marriott (Sam Granville 90+5’), Wes Fonguck, Harry Taylor ©, Ryan De Havilland. Subs (not used): Jake Askew, Louis Walsh.
Grimsby Town 2 – 1 Torquay United
Vanarama National League
Grimsby: Max Crocombe, Michee Efete, Andrew Smith, Luke Waterfall, Danny Amos, Joey Jones (Tristan Abrahams), Sean Scannell, Harry Clifton, Gavan Holohan, Jordan Maguire-Drew (Max Wright), Ryan Taylor (Shaun Pearson). Subs (not used): Benjamin Fox, Emmanuel Dieseruvwe.
Paul Hurst played as a defender for Rotherham United for most of his playing career where he made over 400 appearances for the Millers.
In 2009, Paul Hurst along with Rob Scott, began managing Ilkeston Town. The duo then went on to manage Boston United and Grimsby Town.
After leaving Grimsby Town in 2016, Hurst spent time managing Shrewsbury Town, Ipswich Town and Scunthorpe United before returning to the Mariners in 2020.
ONE TO WATCH
Clifton signed a professional contract for Grimsby Town in 2015 after progressing through their youth system.
Apart from a brief loan spell at Grantham Town during the 2016/17 season, the midfielder has been at Blundell Park ever since.
The 23-year-old also has international experience under his belt after gaining six caps for Wales’ Under 21 side between 2019 and 2020.
Referee: Robert Whitton
Assistant Referee: Oliver Spender
Assistant Referee: Jack Clench
Fourth Official: Howard Collins
COME ON YOU BEES!