Date: 28th January 2011 at 12:02pm
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Grimsby Town`s youth team were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup, losing 2-1 to their counterparts from Newcastle United in last night`s 4th round tie.

The gallant young Mariners were not overawed in the magnificent surroundings of St James Park, and fully played their part in a pulsating game.

Newcastle opened the scoring through Aaron Spear just before half time, netting from a rebound after Madison`s shot was blocked.

The Grimsby lads turned up the heat in the second half and were awarded a penalty on 62 minutes when Dayle Southwell was fouled. Unfortunately, the home side`s keeper, Alnwick, was equal to Ryan O`Loughlin`s spot kick, diving to his left to save.

Undeterred, Grimsby continued on the attack and shortly after Andi Thanoj had seen his well taken free kick saved, they got the equaliser they deserved in the 68th minute. Sam Mulready made space for himself in the box, and scored into the far corner of the net.

The Magpies finished the second half strongly and it was keeper Rob Peet who ensured that extra time would be required with a brilliant save in the final minute of normal time.

Five minutes into the second period of extra time, Newcastle scored what proved to be the winning goal. Ben Sayer lobbed the ball from the edge of the box over Rob Peet and into the net.

The Grimsby team can take heart not only from their performance on the night, but also their incredible run in this tournament which has seen them play in seven matches, three preliminary rounds and four rounds proper.

Grimsby Town : Peet; Marshall; Freeman; Dickens; Heward; Southwell; I`Anson; Thanoj; Smith; Mulready; O`Loughlin

Subs : Ramsden; Ashton; Grant; Smith; Bradbury

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