Manchester City v Grimsby 1947/48


League Division 1

31st January 1948

attendance 34,362

City McMorran(2), Smith
Grimsby Whitefield

City Thurlow, Sproston, Westwood, Walsh, Fagan, Emptage, Linacre, Black, McMorran, Smith, WhartonGrimsby Tweedy, Sibley, Fisher, Galley, Blenkinsop, Reeve, Burnett, Whitefield, Armitage, Cairns, Wardle

Frank Swift was absent with a groin strain, but he was not really missed in City’s goal because Grimsby did not provide serious opposition in a one-sided encounter.
Star performer Eddie McMorran put City ahead in the 20th minute with a neat header from a cross by Billy Linacre and the striker netted a second goal in the 44th minute when he steered home a low cross from Jackie Wharton. .
George Smith then easily beat George Tweedy with a low shot in the 61 st minute to make it 3-0. It was on the stroke of full-time that Whitefield grabbed a consolation goal for Grimsby.

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