Newport County extended their lead at the top of League Two to four points but left Grimsby Town in disarray with a 2-0 win.
It’s been a tough season thus far for the Mariners, who have Ian Holloway at the helm. They’ve tumbled down League Two and yet another home defeat has done little to alleviate the pressure on the manager and the board.
Midfielder Scott Twine opened the scoring on 25 minutes, but it was the second which will pain Mariners’ fans the most. a former fan favourite Padraig Amond converted from 12-yards after Danny Rose conceded a penalty. Amond was the driving force behind Grimsby’s promotion to the Football league in 2015/16, but his goal condemned them to another defeat.
Grimsby did show some promise, Owen Windsor hit the bar in the second half, but manager Holloway was still happy with his side’s endeavour.
“I think the performance was very good,” he told Grimsby Live. “We had a little bit of a wobble at the start, but I thought the performance was very good, apart from at the top end again. We’re getting chances and we’re not taking them, it’s a tad frustrating, to say the least.”
It is certainly frustrating for supporters, who have seen their side win just twice in the last 13 fixtures. The defeat means they remain 20th in the table, two points above the relegation zone. That isn’t a situation these supporters are happy with one bit.
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Not good enough and only one person to blame. He’s sat in the Findus btw.
— Trev Hewson ⚫️⚪️?⚪️⚫️?? (@trevhewsongy) December 8, 2020
If these next 3 games don’t go in our favour things will explode here. Time’s running out for everyone involved in this shambles of a football club. Every one of you should be ashamed.
— [}rendan (@BrendanClay666) December 8, 2020
What's the plan? Its awful to watch, changing formation 3/4 times every game! Gone for quantity over quality and were been found out every game at the moment! If we don't get relegated it'll be a miracle!
— Steve Culton (@steveculton) December 8, 2020
I couldn't careless
Sleepwalking back to non league, too many fuck ups in the summer the fans helped the club YET again with rejecting refunds and buying shares – this is what we get? I've watched an empty pitch at PSG and even that was better than anything I've seen this season
— Matthew Lond (@mlond85) December 8, 2020
We need to get this season out of the way asap ..it's all about next season..more quality needed..we need proven players with a few young ones..
— Andrew Humberstone (@AndrewHumberst4) December 9, 2020
Difficult night? we've been consistent recently….consistently awful
— Martin Copass (@GYMarty) December 8, 2020
We are just not very good.. and the players are on the whole either never fit or rubbish
— Andrew McMenemy (@AndrewMcMenemy4) December 8, 2020
Holloway is yesterday’s man great for media interviews and sound bites and Strange analogies but as a managing in league two He’s got no idea what is doing.Trying to play help from the back only two is a suicide missionEspecially with players that aren’t very good. Time to go
— Robert Jubber (@JubberRobert) December 9, 2020