Match stats: Cambridge United v Grimsby

Cod Almighty | Match Stats

Saturday 3 November 2018

Division 4

Cambridge United 1 Lewis (83)

Grimsby Town 0

Attendance: 4096 (609 away fans)

Cod Almighty man of the match: No-one

Well, it sure isn't Hooper. Or Clifton. Or Thomas. Or Pringle. Or Embleton. Or anyone. Jamie Mack didn't do anything badly and that's as good as it gets these days.

Our gaffer says

Returning to his seat of learning, our Master of Science Faction indulged himself in some Cambridge analytics:

"I thought the referee gave everything to Cambridge, and that was really frustrating for us because we thought all the marginal calls were going in their favour."

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Their gaffer says

Joe Dunne be roamin' around the issue with a blast of honesty:

"We had the quality to come on and make a difference and it's very important when games are like that and like I said, Grimsby will feel aggrieved, as well they might."

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Us

With a whimsical scent reminiscent of childhood: it's Jolley's play doh!

St Michael is encouraging the kids to be creative, which is nice, but they keep failing their spelling tests. Town were largely unruffled by homester powder puffery, except when they were, and sometimes approached the Cambridge penalty area.

It looks nice; it's incredibly boring and rather anodyne. Town are just too small and everything is weakly done. Embleton took on the Vernam role of monomaniacal meanderings and missings; Thomas ran around without impact, though not helped by the referee's permissive approach to Amber mauling; Collins headed the ball when required and Rose did his best to provide any kind of adequacy in the bleating heart. The rest? Small, weedy, ineffective.

We're still relying on the kindness of strangers.

Them

The Amber duds have some very tall players.

Yeah, that's them.

Cambridge are utterly mundane, but generally an organised mundanity with a couple of sprightly cheeky chaps dotted around, especially Brown. The rest were bog-standard scufflers and hustlers that you'd expect to be hanging around morosely in the squad of the team that finishes 19th.

They'll finish above Town, so won't go down. What heights they aspire to.

Grimsby 'til I die... or cry?

Shattered and sundered, then they drove back, all the six hundred.

Official warning

Mr N Kinseley (Essex)

The turquoise tart took agin Town from the start, wilfully, deliberately, disgracefully interpreting everything unfavourably. Every little thing he did was tragically partial. What had we done to deserve this foolish thing? Perhaps only the Hall-Johnson tumbles weren't incorrect: 3.225.

Readers' digest

Nothing happened. Then it did.

In a word: weedy

Line-ups

Cambridge United: Forde, Halliday, Taylor, Taft, Carroll, Lambe (Dunk 74), O'Neil (Lewis 74), Deegan, Maris (Amoo 62), Ibhere, Brown

Subs not used: Mitov, Darling, Louis John, Osadebe

Town: McKeown, Hall-Johnson, Whitmore (Famewo 55), Collins, Hendrie, Hooper, Clifton (Cook 85), Rose, Pringle (Hessenthaler 64), Embleton, Thomas

Subs not used: Russell, Woolford, A Rose, Vernam

Booked: Hall-Johnson, Embleton