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🗓️ On This Day: April 7, 2018 - Grimsby Town 1-0 Chesterfield

On this day in 2018, Michael Jolley guided Grimsby Town to their first win in 21 Sky Bet League Two games

7 April 2019

Lee Blease
Mitch Rose celebrates scoring his penalty in Grimsby Town's 1-0 win over Chesterfield

On this day (April 7) in 2018, Grimsby Town picked up their first Sky Bet League Two win in 21 games as they beat Chesterfield 1-0 at Blundell Park.

Mitch Rose calmly slotted home an 88th-minute penalty under enormous pressure to bring the Mariners' 20-game winless run to an end.

And Michael Jolley’s side sent relegation rivals Chesterfield to the bottom of the table in the process – in front of a crowd of 6,780.

It was a tight game, but Town had a couple of good chances to break the deadlock through captain Nathan Clarke and JJ Hooper.

And Jolley’s men eventually got their opportunity to claim their first win in 21 matches, after referee Bobby Madley penalised defender Sid Nelson for a handball in the penalty area.

And midfielder Rose calmly dispatched it into the bottom-right corner, sending goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale the wrong way and sending the Blundell Park faithful wild.

 Town starting XI: McKeown, Hall-Johnson, Clarke, Collins, Fox, Dembele, Rose, Summerfield, Woolford, Hooper, Vernon.

Substitutes: Killip, Mills, McAllister, McSheffrey, Jaiyesimi, Cardwell, Matt.

The victory ultimately sparked Town’s EFL survival hopes as the Mariners ended the season with a five-game unbeaten run, finishing in 18th-place.

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