The post-mortem department at the Bootiful Game – at full stretch after a busy weekend of FA Vase and NCEL action – starts its debriefs with Grimsby Borough, third in Toolstation NCEL Division One tonight after a 2-2 draw with AFC Emley in the shadow of that famous transmitter in Kirklees. Earlier this week, Nathan Collins stood down as one of the Wilderness Boys triumvirate of Managers – best wishes and thanks to Nathan, who has been a brilliant contributor to our site – leaving Daniel Barrett in charge of the technical area for the clash at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground. The game finished in a 2-2 draw, leaving Daniel disappointed at giving away the lead twice during the afternoon, writes Colin Muncie.
Marc Cooper got the away day off to a great start with a first-minute opener for the visitors, but Shane Hamilton levelled for Emley after 36 minutes, sending another fine crowd of 128 into the interval and the excellent half-time refreshments always on offer at the ground. Daniel Trott restored Grimsby’s advantage just before the hour, but Wayne Hughes pounced in added time to give Emley – now twelfth – a share of the points.
Daniel struggled to disguise his irritation, “We were very naive today,” he lamented. “We missed some very easy chances – ones we should wrap the game up with. The lads haven’t been good enough over the last seven days and have conceded ten goals in three games.”
“It’s very frustrating – and simply not good enough from us.”