Gateshead 1 Grimsby Town 0
OUR Reserves side kicked off their Central League campaign with a defeat at Gateshead tonight.
Gateshead had the better of the chances and the Mariners had to thank Greg Fleming for a couple of classy saves. But, despite a battling display, Town were undone by a late goal.
Rob Scott and Paul Hurst will be concerned by injuries to Simon Ford and Andi Thanoj. Ford took a knock to the head and was substituted during the first half and Thanoj was also replaced after taking a kick on his ankle.
The Mariners included five senior players in the starting Xl. The team were taken by Youth team coach Adam Smith and Steve Croudson.
Town: Greg Fleming, Ben Cuff, Josh Morrall, Andi Thanoj, Ian Miller, Simon Ford, Blaize Kerr, Jack Griffin, Sam Loughran, Rob Bryant, Louie Soares
Subs: Will Peers, Harry Ashton (gk), Lewis Smith, Tom Charlesworth, Ellis Humble