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Grimsby Town
J Duffy (21'), E Sandy (60')
Full time
S Jones (29', 51' Pen), S Dembele (90')
Tue 11 Jul 19:00 - Lincolnshire Senior Shield 17-18 Attendance 268

Stamford open pre-season with many positives despite defeat

The Daniels lost to a last minute goal to go out of the Lincs Cup in the first round. Writes Stephen Breden.

The home side, featuring six new signing in the starting line-up, started the brightest with Jake Duffy the first to test Grimsby’s keeper Ben Killip with a curling shot from range being comfortably saved. The home side took the lead soon after, and what a goal it was to start pre-season, with Jake Duffy curling a free kick into the bottom corner from just outside the area.

A minute later and it was nearly two as Rob Morgan received a pass inside from the wing but his first time shot was easily saved by Killip. Another new signing, Dan Haystead, was called into action a few minutes later pulling of a good save from a shot from just outside the area. Unfortunately he couldn’t make the save three minutes later as Sam Jones bundled in from close range following a corner.

That concluded what was a promising first half for the home side considering the strength of the Grimsby team and the number of new players featuring for the first time together.

Grimsby Town 11th July - Photo's courtesy of Geoff Atton
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Five minutes after the break and Grimsby were ahead, a back pass from Ash Robinson was intercepted by the Grimsby forward who was brought down by Haystead on the slide. The resulting penalty was slotted into the bottom left hand corner by Sam Jones.

Three minutes later Sam Jones shot from range but again this was saved well by Haystead. It wasn’t long before the home side were level as an excellent Danny Draper cross was met by Elliot Sandy who expertly directed his diving header past the keeper.

Five minutes later Stamford had a golden chance to go back into the lead as Danny Draper played the ball to Ash Robinson who crossed to the back post where Jordan Smith was waiting but he couldn’t get his header on target and it went over the bar.

Grimsby really looked to go for the game in the last five minutes especially with the introduction of Siriki Dembele. First a header from a corner came bouncing back into play before a shot from the edge of the area was saved by Haystead. Amongst this Grimsby pressure Stamford drew a stunning save out of the Grimsby keeper as Danny Draper’s free kick was tipped onto the post.

In stoppage time Grimsby got the winning goal which came from a cross from the right which wasn’t dealt with, the ball fell to Dembele who slotted into the Stamford goal. This had come after a spell of play where there was an exceptional block from Liam Marshall following a Scott Vernon shot. In this period Sam Jones also forced a good save out of Dan Haystead.

Key moments

Goal Jake Duffy scores for Stamford
Goal Sam Jones scores for Grimsby Town
Scored Penalty Sam Jones scores a penalty for Grimsby Town
Goal Elliot Sandy scores for Stamford
Goal Siriki Dembele scores for Grimsby Town

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90:00 Goal 2 - 3
Siriki Dembele scores for Grimsby Town
69:00 Sub On
Sam Hollis is substituted on for Stamford
69:00 Sub Off
Michael Armstrong is substituted off for Stamford
67:00 Sub Off
Sam Jones is substituted off for Grimsby Town
67:00 Sub On
Tom Bolarinwa is substituted on for Grimsby Town
62:00 Sub On
Karl Whymark is substituted on for Stamford
62:00 Sub Off
Rob Morgan is substituted off for Stamford
60:00 Goal 2 - 2
Elliot Sandy scores for Stamford
51:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 2
Sam Jones scores a penalty for Grimsby Town
46:00 Sub On
Danny Draper is substituted on for Stamford
46:00 Sub Off
Jak Jeys is substituted off for Stamford
46:00 Sub Off
Jake Duffy is substituted off for Stamford
46:00 Sub On
Haydn Goddard is substituted on for Stamford
End of period 1
41:00 Sub Off
Ben George is substituted off for Stamford
41:00 Sub On
Ash Robinson is substituted on for Stamford
29:00 Goal 1 - 1
Sam Jones scores for Grimsby Town
21:00 Goal 1 - 0
Jake Duffy scores for Stamford
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Stamford
  • Grimsby Town
  • 0
  • Jake Duffy Goal 21:00'
  • Sam Jones Goal 29:00'
  • Ash Robinson Sub On 41:00'
  • Ben George Sub Off 41:00'
  • Danny Draper Sub On 46:00'
  • Jak Jeys Sub Off 46:00'
  • Jake Duffy Sub Off 46:00'
  • Haydn Goddard Sub On 46:00'
  • Sam Jones Scored Penalty 51:00'
  • Elliot Sandy Goal 60:00'
  • Karl Whymark Sub On 62:00'
  • Rob Morgan Sub Off 62:00'
  • Sam Jones Sub Off 67:00'
  • Tom Bolarinwa Sub On 67:00'
  • Michael Armstrong Sub Off 69:00'
  • Sam Hollis Sub On 69:00'
  • Siriki Dembele Goal 90:00'

Team selection

Haystead, Dan Haystead, Dan
George, Ben George, Ben
Putman, Eliot Putman, Eliot
Armstrong, Michael Armstrong, Michael
Gordon, Delroy Gordon, Delroy
Marshall, Liam Marshall, Liam
Jeys, Jak Jeys, Jak
Duffy, Jake Duffy, Jake
Smith, Jordan Smith, Jordan
Sandy, Elliot Sandy, Elliot
Morgan, Rob Morgan, Rob
Grimsby Town
  • 1. Ben Killip
  • 2. Zak Mills
  • 3. Andrew Fox
  • 4. James Berrett
  • 5. Nathan Clarke
  • 6. Danny Collins
  • 7. Jamey Osbourne
  • 8. Mitch Rose
  • 9. Harry Cardwell
  • 10. Sam Jones
  • 11. Sam Kelly
  • 12. Scott Vernon
  • 13. Ben Davies
  • 14. Luke Summerfield
  • 15. Andrew Boyce
  • 16. Siriki Dembele
  • 17. Tom Bolarinwa
  • 18. James Mckeown


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