In-form Shirebrook win at Grimsby Borough

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Shirebrook continued their good run of form on Saturday when they beat struggling Grimsby Borough 4-2 away in NCEL Division One.

The crowd didn’t have long to wait for the first goal as in the third minute Liam Greenfield’s cross-shot looped over the keeper and into the top corner to give the visitors the perfect start.

However, the home side began to find their feet in the game and levelled the scores in the 23rd minute when poor defending from a Borough corner gave James Atkin the easy job of tapping in the ball from three yards out.

Shirebrook kept pushing for the next goal, but the closest they got was when Liam Greenfield’s free kick hit the post.

The second half started at a fast pace with Shirebrook getting the second goal in the 46th minute when Levi Walker broke down the right and his cross found Callum Mawbey, who headed into the net.

Shirebrook looked to have made the game safe in the 55th minute when Anthony Rowley cut inside into the box and smashed his shot into the bottom corner.

However, Grimsby got back into the game in the 75th minute when they were awarded a penalty. Kyle Bensley stepped up and, even though Dean went the right way he couldn’t keep it out and the game was back in the balance.

But the game was finally made safe by Shirebrook in the 88th minute when Jake Currie played in sub Robert Cam, who made no mistake to send Shirebrok home with all three points.

Shirebrook return to action tonight (Tuesday, 7.45pm) when Hall Road Rangers visit Langwith Road before Shirebrook start their Derbyshire Senior Cup campaign on Saturday with a visit to Whaley Bridge Athletic (3pm).

SHIREBROOK: Dean, Walker, Hill, Shepherd, Shaw, Sykes, Ord, Mawbey, Rowley, (Cam) Currie, Greenfield (Thomas). Subs not used: Lawty Gibson White.

ATTENDANCE: 153

SHIREBROOK MAN OF THE MATCH: Shepherd.