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REPORT: Alfreton Town 0 - 1 Grimsby Town

16 July 2016

A YOUNG Town side produced another good performance to notch the second pre season victory at Alfreton this afternoon.  

With Zak Mills, Andrew Boyce and Rhys Browne missing through injury, Paul Hurst chose to call-up  himself and his assistant Chris Doig into the side.

And the Mariners  found themselves coming up against a familiar face as former winger Andy Monkhouse lined up for the hosts.

Tom Bolarinwa had an opportunity to put the Mariners ahead after just ten minutes when he was upended in the Alfreton box by their keeper.

The forward picked himself up to take the resulting spot-kick, but his tame effort was easily saved by the keeper.

But Bolarinwa, who caused the home side problems all afternoon, made amends for his penalty miss just before the break.

Craig Disley's ball over the top found the big frontman, who lobbed the ball over the advancing Red's keeper and into the empty net.

The hosts and a glorious chance to pull level in the second half level when substitute striker Paul Clayton raced through, but he lost his composure, steered the ball wide of Andy Warrington and the goal.

The 100 or so Town fans had a chance to cheer the the arrival of Paul Hurst, even though he was only on the field for the last 3 or 4 minutes. 

Town: Warrington, Lawis, Hough, Sawyer (Hurst 86), Disley, Clifton, Venney, Bolarinwa, Doig, Jones, Wright.

Subs: Finnegan, Lofts, Heath-Drury, Keeble.

Next up for Town is a trip to Boston United on Tuesday night (7.30pm).

Highlights coming up on Mariners PlayerHD soon. 

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