Match stats: Morecambe v Grimsby

Cod Almighty | Match Stats

Saturday 13 April 2019

Division 4

Morecambe 1 Collins (pen 80)

Grimsby Town 1 Vernam (88)

Attendance: 1897 (283 away fans)

Cod Almighty man of the match: Luke Hendrie

It's mostly odd things he does. Helping like... here and there as it might be.

He may have only been up against Ellison, the oldest swinger in town, but Luke Hendrie covered up the indiscretions of others and fastened their seat belts on a bumpy ride.

Our gaffer says

The Jolleyman is losing his rag, if not his religion:
“… It’s probably the most clear non-penalty you will see all season.”

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Their gaffer says

“I should be positive and singing from the rooftops at what we’ve done but it gets to you sometimes that you get some clowns and some of the things they say.”

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By this stage of the season there should be no surprises. There aren’t.

We, the people, know.

We know what they can and can’t do. We know Woolford and Collins are old, that Ring really isn’t up to it, that Vernam is the elusive butterfly of love, that Dennis only wakes up inside the penalty area, that Cardwell will make a useful squad player for Gateshead, that Jamie Mack is reverting to his former self.

We hold these truths to be self-evident.

Town were better than Morecambe. Town can’t shoot. Town are Town. That’s the eternal truth.


They’d be quite nifty in Bananarama land, definitely play-off contenders.

These limp and superficial Shrimps only threatened when Townites erred, mainly McKeown dallying over fly-kicks. Well done on staying up by the way, for making the most of old rags.

Grimsby 'til I die... or cry?

The Town 300 will remember this day, for it will be ours for all time. Sparta Haroo!

Official warning

Mr S Oldham

Mr free and easy let the day drift by and was supercool dude…up to the point when he pointed to the penalty spot. Oh well, for without clear sight the pastel peeper assumed and presumed in place of facts, so loses two points: 6.712. He’ll get them back if he was right.

Readers' digest

Was this real life, or was it just fantasy?

In a word: drab


Morecambe: Roche, Mills, Lavell, Old, Conlan, Ellison (Collins 67), Fleming, Mandeville, Mingoia (Cranston 79), Wildig, Bennett (Oliver 63)

Subs not used: Halstead, Sutton, Kenyon, Brownsword

Town: McKeown; Hendrie, Davis, Collins, Ring (Whitmore 83), Vernam, Hessenthaler, Woolford (Hall-Johnson 83), Grayson, Dennis, Cardwell (Clifton 76)

Subs not used: Russell, Pollock, Buckley, Burrell