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Grimsby Town Match Preview

13 December 2013

Stats news and general information ahead of Saturday's FA Trophy tie with Grimsby Town

General Information

• Shuttle Bus information is available by clicking here.

•Kick-off is at 3pm and please be aware that if the match is level after 90 minutes we will go to extra-time.

Introduction

• Barnet host Grimsby Town on Saturday in the second round of the FA Carlsberg Trophy.

• The Bees progressed into the second round with a 0-1 win over Hayes & Yeading United. 

• Barnet’s last defeat in any competition came against the Mariners in November when they were beaten 2-1 at the Blundell Park.

• Last time out the Bees secured a 1-0 win at The Hive against Dartford.

• The Mariners secured a point in their last fixture against Welling United on Tuesday night courtesy of a 96th minute equaliser from Dayle Southwell. 

• The Mariners are currently on an eleven match unbeaten run in all competitions.

• Should Saturday’s match end level after 90 minutes then 30 minutes extra-time will be played.

• If the score is level following extra-time then a replay will take place on Tuesday at Blundell Park. 

Team News

Barnet Football Club

• Jake Hyde is expected to feature following a return to full training.

• Dani Lopez has also returned to full training but is unlikely to feature

• Harry Crawford misses out through injury but Elliot Johnson will return after missing last week’s win over Dartford.

Grimsby Town

• Grimsby Town are expected to field a similar XI to the side who faced Welling United on Tuesday however manager Paul Hurst hinted at a few youngsters taking part on Friday.

The Opposition

• Grimsby Town formed in 1878 as Grimsby Pelham, they have played their home matches at Blundell Park since 1898. 

• The Mariners are the only club from Lincolnshire to ever play top flight football.

• The club have also reached the FA Cup semi-final stage on two occasions in 1935/36 and 1938/39. 

• More clubs have lost their managers after meeting Grimsby than any other club. This stat was further enhanced last month when former Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws was dismissed by the League Two club following their cup exit to the Mariners. 

• The club’s top goalscorer is Pat Glover who scored 180 league goals in total, 42 of which came in the same season in 1933/34.

• The club’s record appearance maker is John McDermott who played for the Mariners 754 times between 1987 and 2007.

• The highest transfer fee Grimsby have ever received for a player was for former Bee John Oster who joined Everton in 1997 for £1.5 million.

• Notable managers include Bill Shankly, who went on to guide Liverpool to three league titles, two FA Cups and one UEFA Cup and Lawrie McMenemy who went on to win the FA Cup with Southampton in 1976.

• The club’s most successful manager is Alan Buckley who had three spells as manager between 1988 and 2008. He guided the club to three promotions and two appearances at Wembley Stadium for the FA Trophy and Second Division Play-Off Final.

Current Manager 

• Grimsby Town are currently managed by Paul Hurst.

• Hurst made 438 league appearances for Rotherham United between 1993 and 2008. He spent the entire duration of his career with Rotherham bar a brief loan spell with Burton Albion in 2008.

• During his time with Rotherham he won the FA Trophy and was promoted twice, both as a runner-up, from Division Three and Division Two. 

• Following his retirement Hurst became joint-manager of Ilkeston Town with former team mate Rob Scott.  

• The duo moved to Boston United after one year with Ilkeston spending two-years at York Street before moving to Grimsby Town. Scott left the club in 2013 with Hurst taking sole control of the team. 

Last Time Out

7 December 2013
Skrill Premier 
Barnet 1-0 Dartford
Barnet: Yiadom, Stephens, Saville, Davids; Weston, Abdulla; Marsh-Brown, Villa (Byrne 77), Gambin (Cadogan 71); Sykes (Nurse 23).
Subs not used: Jupp, Acheampong.
Goals: Nurse 31

10 December 2013
Skrill Premier
Grimsby Town 1-1 Welling United
Grimsby Town: McKeown, Thomas, Pearson, McDonadl (Southwell 82), Hatton, Rodman, Neilson (Colbeck 63), Kerr, Disly, John-Lewis (Cook 66), Hannah. 
Subs not used: McLaughlin, Bignot.
Goals: Southwell 96

Previous Meeting

Grimsby Town 2-1 Barnet

Grimsby retained fourth place in   the Skrill Premier with a 2-1 win over Barnet. The Bees were the better side in the first-half but they failed to make their dominance count. In the second period they were punished as Grimsby shot out of the blocks before taking the lead with 67 minutes played when Ross Hannah volleyed into the top corner. Liam Heard added a second with a low finish on 81 minutes and although David Stephens volleyed home three minutes later the Mariners held on for three valuable points.

Grimsby Town: McKeown, Hatton, Pearson, McDonald, Thomas, Rodman, Kerr, Disley, McLaughlin, John-Lewis (Cook 74), Hannah (Hearn 74 (Colbeck 95)).Grimsby Subs not used: Neilson, Bignot.
Goals: Hannah 67, Hearn 81.

Barnet: Stack; Yiadom, Stephens, Saville, Johnson; Davids, Weston, Abdulla (Gambin 76); Cadogan, Villa, Sykes (Nurse 67).
Subs not used: Fletcher, Jupp, Byrne.
Goals: Stephens 84

Attendance: 3,441 (67).

Last Six Meetings 

23 November 2013 Grimsby Town 2-1 Barnet
1 May 2010 Grimsby Town 2-0 Barnet 
3 October 2009 Barnet 3-0 Grimsby Town
10 February 2009 Barnet 3-3 Grimsby Town
27 September 2008 Grimsby Town 0-1 Barnet
11 March 2008 Grimsby Town 4-1 Barnet

Overall record v (all competitions) W 2 D 1 L 8

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