Date: 2nd October 2010 at 11:02am
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Welsh week in the Fisheries started so well with a Wrexham win. Now Newport, 4th and in a renaissance sees no signs of abating, bound into Blundell Park And straight into the Gun sights of Grimsby goal machine Alan Connell.

Yes seven in seven for Blundell Blunderbuss Connell, who meets fellow crack shot Craig Reid in the battle of the Blue Square sharpshooters. A win for the Mariners sees us back in touch with the playoff contenders and a fry up guaranteed; a win for Newport sees a double helping of Mint sauce with tomorrows Welsh Sunday favourite – a good old lamb roast.

Vital Quotes:

Woods prematch pearls come courtesy of a BBC audio link this week

Grimsby Team News:

Watts groin concerns should see Garner get another start with the rest of the crewe unchanged.

—————38 O’Donnell—————–
—2 Bore 5 Kempson 6 Scott Garner 3 Ridley–
19 Wood 8 Cummins 4 Hudson 7 Gobern
——-18 Carlton 17 Connell—–

30 Croudson (G) 16 Watt (D) 14 Michael Leary (M) 29 Robert Eagle (M)
10 Lee Peacock (F)

Player to watch: Connell & Wright

The Wright & Connell show looked useful against Wrexham and can only get better.

Newport Team News:

Goalkeeper Glyn Thompson will start despite hobbling off in midweek against our TV opponents on Thursday, Forest Green. Glyn Garner would cover if needed whilst striker Darryl Knights returns albeit on the bench.

(G) 1 Glyn Thompson
(D) – 5 Gary Warren 2 Paul Bignot 16 Eddie Anaclet 22 Martin John
(M) 7 Daniel Rose 4 Jamie Collins 11 Charlie Henry
(F) 10 Sam Foley 9 Craig Reid 19 Robbie Matthews

21 Glyn Garner (G) 6 Chris Todd (D) 8 Scott Rogers (M) 23 Charlie Clough (M)
27 Darryl Knights (F)

Player to watch: Craig Reid

9 goal Craig Reid is one ahead of Alan Connell but who will come out top in the battle of the Blue Square sharpshooters

Match Facts & Stats

Grimsby Heroes & Villains

Home Record 13th
Away record 6th
Overall 9th

Goal Machines

8 Alan Connell
2 Steven Watt
1 Peacock, Cummins, Hudson, Bore

Peacock 3
Eagle 2
Gobern 1
Hudson 1

Keepers Corner

Kenny Arthur
Games 5 Saves 17 Clean sheets 3
Richard O’Donnell
Games 5 Saves 21 Clean sheets 2
Steve Croudson
Games 1 Saves 7 Clean sheets 0

Yellow Cards
4 Steven Watt,
4 Eagle
3 Gobern
2 Hudson, Kempson
1 Cummins, Connell, Coulson, Ridley, Bore

Red cards

Highest Gate 5037 York City
Lowest Gate 2532 Histon
Average Attendance 3470
Total Turnstile Clicks 20820

Home Record 7th
Away record 2nd
Overall 4th

Biggest Home Win 3-0 Kidderminster Harriers
Biggest Away Win Rushden & Diamonds 0-1, Hayes & Yeading 1-2, Cambridge United 0-1
Heaviest Home Defeat –
Heaviest Away Defeat Darlington 1-0
Highest Aggregate Score 2-2 Histon, AFC Wimbledon 2-2, 3-1 Forest Green Rovers

Heroes & Villains

Craig Reid 9
Daniel Rose 2
Robbie Matthews 2
Gary Warren 1
Darryl Knights 1
Sam Foley 1

Keeper Corner
Glyn Thompson

Games 12 Saves 40 Clean Sheets 4


Robbie Matthews 4
Charlie Henry 2
Sam Foley 2
Craig Reid 1

Yellow Cards

Daniel Rose 2
Robbie Matthews 2
Gary Warren 2
Jamie Collins 2
Charlie Henry 2
Paul Bignot 2

Red Cards

Paul Bignot 1

Ker – ching

Highest Gate 3206 Wrexham
Lowest Gate 1927 Histon
Average Attendance 2461
Aggregate Attendance 14766

Match Prediction:

3-2 thriller with the mariners coming out on top

Next Fixtures:

TV Game – Thu 7/10/10 Forest Green A 19:45
Sun 9/9/10 Kidderminster A 15:00

Tue 5/10/10 Eastbourne H 19:45
Sat 9/10/10 York H 15:00