In the ninth of our countdown series celebrating Grimsby Town's 140th anniversary as a club, we focus on the major talking points in 1928 - 1919.
Wilf Gillow’s side secured mid-table consolidation in 1927-28 as they finished 11th in Division Two, and also reached the third round of the FA Cup.
And the Mariners were in the second tier of English football after Gillow had got them promoted as Division Three North champions in 1925-26.
Town claimed the title after their final-day win over Merseyside club New Brighton ensured that they finished a point better off than second-place Bradford Park Avenue.
The Mariners completed the season with the best defensive record – conceding 40 goals in 42 games – as their five-year spell in Division Three North finally came to an end.
But the Mariners did previously spend an extra season in the third tier – in 1920-21 – as they were placed in Division Three South for their first season following relegation from Division Two.
Town’s drop from the second division came in agonising fashion, as – despite three wins from their final five games – their rally for survival came too late, and they ended up just four points from Coventry City, who secured safety.
The Mariners and local rivals Lincoln City were the only two teams to get relegated from Division Two that campaign.
The next article in our series will look at the club between 1918 and 1909.