MATCH PREVIEW | Stockton Town v Grimsby Borough


COMPETITION: Northern Premier League East Division

DATE: Saturday 14th October, 2023

KICK-OFF: 3:00pm

ENTRY: £9 Adult, £7 Concession, £3 Child (tickets available online or at the gate)

GROUND: MAP Group UK Stadium, Bishopton Road West, Stockton-On-Tees, TS19 0QD

LIVE UPDATES: @stockton_townfc – Twitter

Stockton Town are back in league action on Saturday when they host Grimsby Borough. 

The Anchors took until half time to break through Chester-Le-Street Town before the floodgates opened for 5-0 victory and a place in the Second Round of the Durham Challenge Cup.

That built on Saturday’s win over Ashington, another game where Stockton ran riot in the second half by scoring four goals.

There has also been a boost in the return of Shane Henry, who has made a comeback after he was side-lined for all of last season. He is the cover star of this Saturday’s edition of the ‘Anchor’ our matchday programme available on the gate for £2.


Stockton Town and Grimsby Borough met for the first time last season.

26 Nov 22- Grimsby Borough 1-1 Stockton Town- Northern Premier League East Division

15 Apr 22- Stockton Town 1-1 Grimsby Borough- Northern Premier League East Division


Stockton Town: W W W L L
Last Game: Stockton Town 5-0 Chester-Le-Street Town

Grimsby Borough: W W W L L
Last Game: Grimsby Borough 4-0 Sheffield FC


Grimsby Borough are in their second season in the Northern Premier League. Last season they finished 12th following a debut season which saw them struggle and later flirt with the Play-Offs.

They are currently 8th and last time out they enjoyed their biggest win of the season to date with a 4-0 drubbing of Sheffield FC. The Boro proved their range of their squad with four different goalscorers.

That was their third win in a row after triumphs at Stocksbridge Park Steels and Ossett United. The Stocksbridge victory snapped a five-game losing streak which lasted a month.

Young forward Reece York is currently the club’s top scorer with four goals. He has pedigree to having played at both Sheffield United and Fulham.


Looking ahead to the game, Grimsby Borough striker Adam Drury said:

“Every game in this league is tough and we’re no mugs ourselves so they’ll be expecting a tough game.

“I think we went there last year and gave them a really good showing, so we’re looking forward to it.”


In his programme notes, Assistant Manager JD Briggs said:

“Grimsby Borough have started pretty well as have quite a few teams in the league and they got a really good result against Sheffield FC last Saturday.

“They play decent football and have shown in the past they are difficult opposition. What gives me confidence going into the game is how hard we have worked to win lately and then the quality has come through as the game has gone on.

“I am really looking forward to Saturday and would love to see a big crowd with a loud atmosphere to cheer the lads on as usual. Three points for us on Saturday would push us higher again and closer to that top spot.”

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