MATCH PREVIEW | Stockton Town v Grimsby Borough

STOCKTON TOWN VS GRIMSBY BOROUGH

Competition: Northern Premier League East Division

Date: Saturday 15th April 2023

Kick-Off: 3:00pm

Entry: £9 Adult, £7 Concession, £3 Children

Tickets: Stockton Town FC v Grimsby Borough | Northern Premier League | Stockton Town FC Web (ktckts.com)

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

Live Updates: @stockton_townfc

Stockton Town play their final home game of the league season when they welcome Grimsby Borough to the MAP Group UK Stadium.

The Anchors secured their Play-Off place over the Easter Weekend with a home win over Stocksbridge Park Steels and a win at Consett.

The 4-3 triumph at Consett on Easter Monday ensured that Stockton cannot finish lower than third which guarantees a home Play-Off Semi-Final.

Should they win at least one of the final two games, they will confirm second place which will mean they Play-Off final will be played at the MAP Group UK Stadium should they make it.

Dale Mulligan should make his return after missing the game at Consett, while Liam Cooke is also back in the squad after featuring in the final few minutes of that game.

Fans are encouraged to vote for their ‘Supporter’s Player of the Year’ at the game. Votes will be cast inside the stadium.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

This is only the second meeting between the two clubs. The reverse fixture saw the sides play out a 1-1 draw.

26 Nov 2022- Grimsby Borough 1-1 Stockton Town- Northern Premier League East Division

FORM GUIDE

Stockton Town: W W W W L

Last Game: Consett AFC 3-4 Stockton Town

Grimsby Borough: D L D L D

Last Game: Grimsby Borough 0-0 Cleethorpes Town

THE OPPOSITION

Grimsby Borough are coming to the close of their debut season in the Northern Premier League and look set for a comfortable mid table finish.

It is fine achievement after losing their opening five games of the league season they did look certain to be in a relegation battle.

Although success in the middle part of the season saw them flirt with the Play-Offs but recent results have seen them fall away.

Boro have not won in their last five. Their last victory came on March 11th when they beat Grantham Town 3-1.

On Thursday night they played the second ‘El Haddocko’ of the season against Cleethorpes Town which ended in a goalless draw. That has given them just a days rest ahead of the trip to Teesside.

Adam Drury is the man to watch. He’s the only player to reach double figures for Grimsby Borough this season, one of which was a stunner in the reverse fixture with Stockton.

PRE-MATCH QUOTES

Looking ahead to the game, Manager Michael Dunwell said:

“We need that one final win depending on how results go for Hebburn.

“We will looking to win every game from now until the end of the season and take that good form going into the Play-Offs.”

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