Grimsby v Manchester City 1983/84

Grimsby away 1983 to 84 prog
GRIMSBY TOWN 1 CITY 1Canon League 2nd Division

4th February 1984

attendance 18,199

City Parlane(44)
Grimsby Wilkinson(51)

Ref George Courtney

City Williams, Lomax, May, Bond, Power, McCarthy, McNab, Baker, Parlane, Kinsey, Tolmie – sub Reid(unused)Grimsby Batch, Cumming, Crombie, Waters, Nicholl, Moore, Ford, Wilkinson, Drinkeil, Bonnyman, Emson – sub Speight(87)

Unbeaten at home all season and on a run of 12 League matches without defeat it looked as though Gnmsby’s record was going to be toppled in the face of City’s first half onslaught.
The pace was non┬Ěstop even though the pitch was muddy and difficult. A quick City lead came when Tolrnie sent Baker away and the midfielders cross found Parlane, who was awkwardly balanced but managed to half-swivel and hook the ball over keeper Batch.
just on half-tirne City felt they had a real grievance when Power’s claim to have scored was discounted The incident happened after Ford’s back-pass to Batch stuck in the mud and Power’s alertness got him to the chance and he slid the ball goalwards. Moore appeared from nowhere to boot it away with City appealing the shot had crossed the line.
Earlier a scoring effort from Power was disallowed because Kinsey was stood offside.
After those let-offs Grimsby rallied and when Williams could only parry a drive hom Ford it fell to Wilkinson, who converted from 8 yards.
…But though Grimsby had taken up the initiative it was Kinsey who had a last minute chance to win the points for City. Ten yards out in acres of space and with plenty of time he snatched at his shot and it went whistlmg past the post.

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