‘Sleepwalking back to non league’ – These Grimsby Town fans react as season goes from bad to worse

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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