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Preview: Grimsby Town

17 March 2017

Match Previews

Preview: Grimsby Town

17 March 2017

A look ahead to Saturday's game at Blundell Park

The Reds travel to the north-east on Saturday looking to stretch their unbeaten run on the road to four matches against Grimsby Town (3pm). 


Dermot Drummy's men will be keen to erase the memories of Tuesday evening's 3-0 defeat to Crewe Alexandra and they have an impressive recent away record to give them confidence.

It will be the first ever time the club has played a League fixture at Blundell Park.

The Video:

to read and watch Head Coach Dermot Drummy preview the game.hereClick

here. Skipper Jimmy Smith also looked ahead to the weekend's action - you can watch and read what he had to say by clicking

The Opposition:

The Mariners lost 4-0 at Portsmouth on Tuesday having won 3-0 over basement side Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road last Saturday. Goals from Sam Jones, Scott Vernon and a Callum Kennedy own goal gave Marcus Bignot's men their first win away from home since the start of January. 

Home victories over Notts County, Mansfield Town and Colchester United represent their other successess in 2017. Former Solihull Moors boss Bignot having taken the hot seat at the start of November after former manager Paul Hurst had left to take the reins at Shrewsbury Town.
 
The club is back in the Football League after a six year exile following promotion via the Vanarama National play-offs at Wembley Stadium when they beat Forest Green Rovers last May.

Previous Meetings:

The reverse fixture between the two teams back in November ended in a 3-2 win for the Reds at the Checkatrade Stadium. A first half strike from James Collins had put Drummy's men ahead just after the half hour mark, before Omar Bogle equalised before the break to make it 1-1.

Jordan Roberts then fired two second half goals - the second directly from a corner - to give the hosts a two-goal advantage, before Bogle grabbed a spectacular second to set up a close finish.

That was the first ever meeting between the two clubs in the Football League. The sides also met in the Conference in 2010-11 when Grimsby won 1-0 at Crawley on the opening day of the season and the teams drew 0-0 at Blundell Park in January 2011.

The Officials:

here.Carl Boyeson will referee the Reds for a second time this season - full details on his previous appointments and assistants for the afternoon can be found

Ticket details:

Prices for the 150 seats we have been allocated in the Osmond Stand are as follows:

Adults £18
15-18 year olds - £11
Over 65s - £11
Students (with valid NUS) - £11
U14 (accompanied) - £5
U14 (un accompanied) - £7

Match day prices go up by £2 after 1.30pm on Saturday.

Follow it live:

Reds Player HD subscribers can enjoy full commentary live from Blundell Park from 2.55pm from John Barnett and Harry Maynard.

Fans can follow live minute-by-minute updates on our official Twitter account - with half time and full time updates on our Facebook page.

Instagram and Snapchat users can go behind the scenes throughout the afternoon.

After the game a full match report and all the reaction will be available on our website, YouTube and Reds Player HD.

Tweets by @crawleytown

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