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Kick off 11:00 (UK)

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Kick off 11:00 (UK)

Rotherham United U18
2 - 2
Grimsby Town U18
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Rotherham United v Grimsby Town U18s - Youth Team Match Preview

Grimsby Town youth team travel to Rotherham United in EFL North East Youth Alliance this

5 February 2020

Neil Woods’s Grimsby Town youth team return to EFL North East Youth Alliance action as they travel to Rotherham United on Saturday (11am).

The young Mariners are currently on a four-game unbeaten run in the league, following wins over Notts County, Huddersfield Town, and Chesterfield, and a draw with Lincoln City.

Town’s impressive run in recent weeks means they have the joint-best league form over the past five matches – alongside Lincoln, who have also picked up 10 points from the last possible 15.

Town won 3-2 away at Notts County last time out, thanks to a goal from Duncan Idehen and a Lennon Stead brace.

The Mariners are now eighth-place in the league (out of 11 teams), on 17 points after 13 matches – level on points with Rotherham, who are seventh after 11 games.


And Town will be looking to continue their good run of form, and stretch their unbeaten run to five matches, as they face the Millers this weekend.

Rotherham drew 1-1 at home to Scunthorpe United in their last league game.

The Millers have won just one of their previous six league matches – a 4-2 away victory over Bradford City at the beginning of January.

And they will be hoping to earn another three points, and climb up the league table, with a win over Town on Saturday.

After this weekend’s clash, Town welcome the Millers to Cheapside for the rearranged reverse fixture on Tuesday, February 11 (12pm).

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Match Reports

Rotherham United 2-2 Grimsby Town U18s - Youth Team Match Report

Lennon Stead and Luis Adlard score as Grimsby Town youth team draw 2-2 with Rotherham United in EFL North East Youth Alliance

10 February 2020

Darren Clay
Grimsby Town youth team forward Luis Adlard

Neil Woods’s Grimsby Town youth team drew 2-2 with Rotherham United in the EFL North East Youth Alliance.

Lennon Stead and Luis Adlard gave the young Mariners a two-goal lead, before the Millers fought back to ensure the spoils were shared.

The game was open at the start, with chances at both ends – Rotherham were the first to go close and could have found the net on a few occasions.

Town responded, with efforts from Adlard and Ayodeji Owoeye, but couldn’t really trouble the Millers’ goalkeeper.

Town settled into the game well, but couldn’t finish off any of their neat-possession moves, leaving the score goalless at half time.

The second half had more action – Town had plenty of chances again, Adlard went close, and Lewis Derrick hit the post with a free-kick.


But it was Adlard who opened the scoring with some neat individual play, skipping past a few players to bend one into the top corner.

Town made it 2-0 minutes later after Joe Starbuck was brought down in the box – Stead had his penalty saved, but tapped in the rebound.

Town could have wrapped the game up, with a few more chances, through Adlard and Painter.

But it was Rotherham who got a goal back, before finding an equaliser moments later.

A 2-2 draw was a fair result after both sides had good spells and plenty of chances.

The two teams face each other again at Cheapside tomorrow (kick-off 12pm).

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