The big game at the top of Division One ended with defeat for League leaders Grimsby Borough at the hands of Campion who moved back into second place at the expense of Hallam, writes Ian Robinson.
Goals from Omar Habeeb and Talent Ndlovu had the home side 2-0 to the good by 3.15, and although Danny Trott pulled one back for Borough at the start of the second half, a late Alex Cusack goal finished things off, leaving Borough with a three point advantage but having crucially played two games more than their chasers.
For Borough Manager Daniel Barrett it was a missed opportunity against hard working opponents. “We started very poorly and ‘biggameitis’ struck again for some of our lads. Campion worked really hard and they wanted to win more than some of my lads.”
“We should have levelled it to make it 2-2 and we missed a very good chance, we then should have had a penalty but it wasn’t meant to be.”
“The 3rd goal is a disappointing one for me, as we had the ball in a good area to put it back in the box and keep applying pressure, but unfortunately we decided to shoot from the best part of 35 yards, bad decision making at it’s finest. We gave them the ball back and they hurt us.”
“Credit to them though, it sure makes the run in, a good one. I knew points would be dropped elsewhere, as well, which is very frustrating.”
The clubs meet again on the last day of the season in what may well be the Championship decider.