Reserves Beaten in Final
Grimsby Borough Reserves were beaten 3-1 by Cleethorpes Town in their first ever cup final !
A young Borough Reserves side faced Cleethorpes Town in the Lincs League Challenge Cup Final at Lincoln United's Ashby Avenue.
The game was the clubs first game since the whopping 3-1 victory over Shirebrook Town and Borough went into the game hoping that the side would get the clubs second trophy in two weeks.
The first half wasn't too exciting and only saw three main possible chances between the two sides!
The best opportunity of the half came when Marco Maghalaes played the ball across goal to Luke Fanthorpe who only needed to get it on target but blasted it over to keep the game at 0-0.
Next up Cleethorpes hit the bar when their shot was tapped onto the bar by Pete Garbutt's finger tips. Luke Beecham then nearly gave Borough the lead when he went one on one with Scott Drury in goal for the Owls and despite Drury saving the first shot Beecham had the perfect opportunity to score but only to fly it over the goal.
Borough Reserves 0-0 Cleethorpes Town
The second half kicked off and almost immediately Borough Reserves thought yet had taken the lead when Lee McFarland's early shot just flew wide of the post. After 50 minutes the deadlock was finally broken and Phil Crawley headed in Daniel Barrett's cross. Only 5 minutes later Cleethorpes had doubled their advantage when Luke Todd converted a shot into the corner of the net. Time started to run out for Borough and with only 15 minutes left disaster struck, former Borough midfielder Luke Mascall used his pace to give Cleethorpes a dominate lead. Borough didn't stop and continued trying to score and eventually it came. 2 minutes after Mascall's goal Luke Fanthorpe played some decent wing play and played a ball towards Beecham who let it roll between his legs and some good skill by Jack Richardson gave he the perfect scoring opportunity which he took well. A further two minutes later Borough Reserves thought that they had scored again! Fanthorpe's brilliant ball in went into the box and landed on McFarland's head and unfortunately for Borough the former Borough goalkeeper from the central midlands league days Scott Drury pulled off a magnicjcent save to keep Cleethorpes lead comfortable. Despite later efforts Christopher Lamb called for full time.
Grimsby Borough Reserves 1-3 Cleethorpes Town
The Nebwy Lesiure Man of the Match was picked by Lincs League representatives and was awarded to John Toyne.
We would like to thank fans for their support! This includes all to travelled today's game, @SiMarinerGy, @nathancollins13 and Borough's first team captain Shaun Baker who retweeted us good luck yesterday and to Richard who text a message of support despie being unable to make the game (talk about loyal supported !!!!).
So thats 2011-12 over but DON'T forget that you can attend the clubs presentation night followed by a race night on June the second at Seven Seas, we would also like to remind you that you can vote for this season s Fans Player of the Year NOW on the polls section of the website o at the bottom of the homepage!
Happy Bovril drinking and we hope to see you next season and of course keep your eye on the website throughout the non-season for News and Friendlies information !