Grimsby Borough extended their advantage at the top of Toolstation NCEL Division One after a home win by the only goal over Dronfield Town in front of 79 at the Bradley Football Development Centre last night; Danny Trott’s 24th of the season was the difference between the sides – but it wasn’t a game which will live long in the memory of winning Manager Daniel Barrett, writes Colin Muncie.
“Tonight’s game was pretty boring actually,” Daniel summarised. “We started well and got a goal early; from then on there wasn’t a great deal to report. The game was stop-start and neither team could really get going due to the whistle being blown a lot.”
“It’s three points and a clean sheet – and at the moment that’s all that really matters.”
It’s been a demanding five-game away run for Dronfield Town, who stay eighth, but Manager Chris Millington was pretty pleased by Town’s performance. “I thought the lads did well in difficult conditions tonight,” Chris told TBG.
“I was after more effort and a better attitude than we have had in the last two games, and I thought the lads gave us that. We switched off once from a throw in and Grimsby punished us, so there is a bit of learning there for us. They have four players in offensive areas that are among the best players in the League and I thought we defended well against them.”
“We move on to Saturday where we finally have a home game against East Yorkshire Carnegie,” Chris said.
“We will be looking for a win.”