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Despite the win, Barrett branded “Today the worst we have played in a long time!”

It still seems odd not to be referring to Grimsby Borough’s ‘Joint Managers’ any longer, but with Nathan Collins confirmed as Joint Manager at Skegness Town late last week, we’ll just have to get used to Daniel Barrett on regular press duties for the Wilderness Boys – which we’ll do with great pleasure.

Today, Borough harvested another three points which takes them to within two points of the leading two sides. To do so, however, they had to come from behind to overcome Andy Dawson’s Parkgate by 2-1 at Bradley Road – and although Daniel was delighted with the three points, he wasn’t too fussed by the manner of his side’s win, writes Colin Muncie.

The ever-dangerous Zak Khalifa stunned the 84-strong BFDC crowd with a thumping 31st minute opener, and the Roundwood side held the lead at the break in front of the crowd of 84. With fifteen minutes left, though, Jack Debnam levelled for the home side, and a Matt Crookes own-goal sealed the points for the hosts with just ten minutes to go.

Daniel provided TBG with a low-key assessment of his sides display. “Today was the worst we have played in a long time,” he admitted. “It was not pretty and we had too many lads playing at five or six out of ten; the passing was poor; the commitment and work rate was poor in the first half – and it showed. In the second half we were better; two or three players stepped it up – and that was enough to see us over the line. It’s hard to be frustrated when you haven’t played well and won – but we need to up our game, for sure.”
“A win’s a win – and it’s a very good three points in the scheme of things.”

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