Grimsby Town Women kept their unbeaten run going with another emphatic 8-0 winning display, giving them a 100% record for the season. Conditions today were very wet, but to the credit of the London ground staff the pitch was in remarkably good condition. The ground staff were out on the pitch prior to kick-off, to ensure that the game would go ahead.
Goalscorers for Grimsby were Chloe Wilkinson, Becky Taylor, Ellie Wilson (2), Alisha Dejonge, Libbi Wright and Laura Robinson (2).
After the game, we caught up with manager Dale Houlston who said "It is very pleasing to put another three points on the board and to keep the run going, plus it is great to come away with a clean sheet. We weren't really troubled at all in our defensive third were we, and even though the conditions weren't ideal, the pitch quality at Louth was decent, which allowed us to play some nice football. I think as a group we are beginning to develop some good understanding and we are beginning to keep the ball for longer periods of the game".
It was another game when this talented Town team seemed to be under-challenged, and on this Dale commented: "Look there are no two ways about it, by Lincolnshire Women's League standards we have put together a very strong team. I haven't set our stall out in the first season just to be trying to win this league.
"I've tried to put together a group that is going to serve us well at the next level, assuming that we are able to get out of this league at the first attempt. So I am not going to be making any disrespectful comments about the ability of teams in this league, especially as that could come back to bite me on the backside if we let this winning momentum slip at any stage. Our players just simply have to concentrate on doing things right, developing good habits and taking it one game at a time. Yes, of course, we are favourites to win the league, but we won't be getting carried away either.
"There will be bigger challenges to come in the history of Grimsby Town Women and only then will we have a bit of true perspective on where we really are as a team. One of those bigger challenges this season will be once the County Cup draw is made, because this could and probably will pitch us against one of the very good teams in the county that play at a higher level. Then we will be able to make some sort of judgement of how good we are, or not".