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MATCH PREVIEW | Grimsby Town

All of the content you need ahead of Saturday's game at Blundell Park

13 October 2017

The Reds travel to Blundell Park to face Grimbsy Town on Saturday afternoon looking to continue their good form on the road after last weekend's win at Morecambe.

We've got all the content you need ahead of the game below...

The Video

iFollow Crawley subscribers can watch both Harry Kewell and Billy Clifford preview the contest - the Head Coach's thoughts are here and the midfielder's meeting with the press is here.

Team News and Press

We've complied the key points from Harry Kewell's meeting with the press on Thursday and supporters can find those - including an injury update for faces in the squad - by clicking here.

The Opposition

We've the full look at the Mariners ahead of the game as we profile their form so far this season, their manager, their key man and more here.

The Officials

Gavin Ward will referee the game on Saturday - click here for details on his previous appointments and his assistants for the afternoon.

Tickets and Away Guide

Click here for the ticket prices at Blundell Park and here for the away supporters guide we were sent earlier this week.

Follow it live

iFollow Crawley subscribers can listen to live commentary of the game with Harry Maynard and Joe Comper from around 2.55pm.

Fans can get minute-by-minute updates on the club's official Twitter account - with a full time update on our Facebook page. Team news will be available on both around 2.00pm.

Instagram users who follow the club's account will be able to go behind the scenes throughout the afternoon.

After the game a full report will be here online and all the post-match reaction and highlights will be available on iFollow Crawley in the evening and the days following the game.

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Match Reports

REPORT: Grimsby Town 0-0 Reds

Harry Kewell's men pick up hard-earned point on the road

14 October 2017

  • Sam Jones misses second half penalty for the hosts
  • Dennon Lewis and Enzio Boldewijn have great chances to get on scoresheet
  • Reds pick up seven points out of a possible last nine on the road in the league

The Reds earned themselves a hard-fought point at Blundell Park on Saturday afternoon as Harry Kewell's men played out a 0-0 draw with Grimsby Town. Dennon Lewis and Enzio Boldewijn went closest for the visitors whilst Sam Jones missed a second half penalty, to mean it ended honours even in the north-east.

Team News

Harry Kewell made three changes to the side who defeated Morecambe seven days earlier. Joe McNerney, Dennon Lewis and Ibrahim Meite were all given starts in the side, whilst Lewis Young and Moussa Sanoh missed out through injury.

Jordan Roberts served a one game suspension following his yellow card at the Globe Arena, and there was a space on the bench for central defender Nathan Okoye who had been training with the first team following time with the U23 side as the Reds opted to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation at Blundell Park.

A cagey opening…

Chances were at a premium for both sides in the opening half an hour of the contest. Dennon Lewis fashioned the first opportunity for the Reds when he was well found by Billy Clifford on the turn. The Watford loanee cut inside well and let fly but his effort was narrowly wide of the near post with just two minutes gone.

Joe McNerney also headed Clifford’s free-kick into the hands of James McKeown in the home goal ten minutes later – with the hosts having a couple of corners but nothing much else to write home about in the opening 30 minutes.

Sloppy from the spot…

Sam Jones had a golden opportunity to give the Mariners the lead 12 minutes after the restart when he was brought down by Mark Connolly. But the side’s top scorer dragged his effort from the penalty spot well wide and give Harry Kewell’s men a let off.

A livelier second…

The game opened up after the missed spot-kick and in the final half an hour. Lewis met Cedriv Evina’s dangerous cross from the right-hand side and flicked the ball narrowly wide of the far post before Panutche Camara was then introduced in place of Billy Clifford - and the striker was involved straight away. He shot towards goal and when his effort bounced back off the home defence Dannie Bulman’s volley was saved.

Enzio Boldewijn then went agonisingly close to giving Kewell’s men the lead when he turned and shot at the near post following a free-kick – but the Dutchman’s effort was saved at point blank range by McKeown and it somehow stayed out. 

Level pegging until the end…

Despite both side’s best efforts the game ended all square. It means Harry Kewell’s men have claimed seven points out of a possible last nine on the road in the league heading into consecutive home games against Chesterfield and Luton Town.

Reds: Morris; Lelan, Connolly, McNerney, Evina; Smith ©, Bulman; Lewis, Clifford (Camara 61), Boldewijn; Meite (Tajbakhsh 74).

Subs not used: Mersin (GK), Doherty, Payne, Djalo, Okoye.

Attendance: 4,007 (70 away fans)

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Ticket News

TICKETS | Grimsby Town

Information and prices for Saturday's trip to Blundell Park

9 October 2017

Tickets for our trip to Blundell Park to face Grimsby Town on Saturday (3pm) are now on sale.

We have been given 200 unreserved seats in the Osmond Stand and they are priced as follows…

Pre-match prices:

Adults £18

Concessions – (15-18, 65+ and Students – with a valid NUS card) - £11

U14 (unaccompanied) - £7

U14 (accompanied) - £5

All prices will rise by £2 after 1.30pm on matchday-day, except for junior tickets.

Ambulant Disabled tickets are £18 each with a free carer and wheelchair and career tickets are £18 per pair – fans wishing to purchase the latter category are asked to ring Grimsby Town directly on 01472 605050.

Travel information for GH Coaches can be found below:


Grimsby Town – Saturday 14th October – 34 booked on for this match – we have seats available if you want to join us for the next Road Trip following the RED DEVILS


We depart from the Stadium at 7.00am and the cost is £20.00 for all travelling on the coach – we have organised a buffet at the Red Hart in Blyth (Worksop) on route.

We will also have a short coffee/comfort break at Peterborough Services – at about 9.30 – we aim to be at the Red Hart for 11.30am and leave at about 1.00pm for the ground about an hour’s travel.

We are using Premier Travel, who we used last season to Crewe and Plymouth.

Please contact either Alain (07771-792346) or Patrick via Twitter/Facebook @GHCoaches to book on. Its now pay on the coach for this trip as we have no midweek match before Saturday.

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