Borough further dent Shirebrook's promotion hopes

Shirebrook Town promotion push was dented for the second week running as they lost 2-0 at home to Grimsby Borough on Saturday.

Monday, 7th March 2016, 3:36 pm
Updated Monday, 7th March 2016, 3:41 pm

Town named an unchanged team for the second week in a row while Luke Johnson made his return from injury on the bench.

Town were on the back foot from the first whistle and the visitors took the lead in the fifth minute when Craig Mitchell’s shot from 25 yards left Dean stranded in the Shirebrook goal.

The visitors went very close to extending their advantage when they struck bar and post in the following ten minutes.

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But in the 21st minute Jason Flint’s wind-assisted free-kick found the top corner to put Borough two goals ahead.

Shirberook finally looked like they were getting into the game in the final ten minutes of the half but couldn’t test the visiting keeper by getting their shots on target.

The second-half wasn’t much better for the home side as they saw a lot of the ball but couldn’t do much with it.

The closest Town came was a Currie header being well saved and again Town had Dean to thank for the score staying as it was as Grimsby countered a number of times during the last 15 minutes but in the end Shirebrook were unable to get anything from the game.

Shirebrook are back in action next weekend as they play their away game against Hull United, however the game will be played at Langwith Road with a 3pm start.

Shirebrook: Dean, Wright (Rowley), W Hill (Gibson), Fox (C), Roebuck, Cardwell, Greenfield, S Hill, Shepherd, Currie, Ord. Subs not used: Griffin, Johnson, Whitehead.