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On This Day In 1980: Grimsby Town 4-0 Sheffield United

On this day in 1980, the Mariners required just a victory over Sheffield United to secure the third division Championship and did so at a cantor.

3 May 2020

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On this day in 1980, the Mariners required just a victory over Sheffield United to secure the third division Championship and did so at a cantor, leading the way 3-0 before the break. Town had been told by manager George Kerr to 'enjoy themselves' and they certainly did.

Town took the lead through a lively Joe Waters goal after a mazy run from midfield and they were so positive in attack.

The man of the hour, Kevin Drinkell, rounded off a class season with a hat-trick which gave him 17 league and cup goals.

It was the clubs' best attendance in seven years with a crowed of 19,276 and the home side was noisy throughout - a pitch invasion preceded the final whistle as the Mariners returned to Division Two after a fifteen-year absence.

The Teams

Grimsby Town vs. Sheffield United
Batch 1 Richardson
D. Moore 2 Cutbush
K. Moore 3 Tibbott
Waters 4 Kenworthy
Wigginton 5 A. Moore
Crombie 6 Matthews
Brolly 7 de Goey
Ford 8 Speight
Drinkell 9 Brown
Mitchell 10 Sabella
Cumming 11 Wiggan
Stone (10) Sub Charles (7)

Attendance: 19,276


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