A frustrating night for second –placed Grimsby Borough, but a vital one for Worsborough Bridge Athletic (20th) as a late leveller for the Briggers sealed a 2-2 draw in Toolstation NCEL Division One-and the Wilderness Boys Management team admitted that the home side had deserved their point, writes Colin Muncie.
After a goalless first half at Park Road, Adam Drury put Borough in front just before the hour, but Worsborough battled back and Jack Mawson levelled on seventy minutes; and just when the 38-strong crowd must have thought that Luke Mascall’s 88th minute spot kick had clinched the three points for the promotion-chasers, up popped Kieran Hurst with a last minute equaliser to secure a vital point for the Briggers.
Grimsby Joint Manager Nathan Collins felt that missing players had affected the balance of his side. He told the Bootiful Game “It was a very poor performance from us tonight. We had our two centre halves missing and didn’t look as solid as in recent weeks, but we didn’t really get going as an attacking threat.”
“We know we are a lot better than we showed tonight and we need to get back on track on Saturday.”
Joint Manager Daniel Barrett agreed. ”A point was a fair result. It was the worst performance from us in a very long time. We didn’t play to our strengths and missed too many chances. Worsborough wanted it more tonight and they deserved a point, so credit to them. We have dropped two tonight especially with two minutes left to play. I’d have taken my hat off if the lad stuck the ball in top bin for their second but he didn’t. The lad has just got it on target and it should have been saved”.
Daniel wasn’t overly impressed by the officiating last night “The game was spoilt for both teams with another very poor referee- some shocking decision making and constantly killing the tempo of the game” Daniel told us. “The two benches had quite a good laugh considering how many times he killed each team -but at least he was consistent”.
Daniel has a target in mind from his side’s remaining nine games, and he cast a wary eye on a tough assignment at Selby at the weekend “We are looking for another 13 to15 points with a very hard game on Saturday”.
“Hopefully the lads will turn up for that one and put things right”.