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The Complete Record Of Grimsby's Visits To The Moss Rose

8 August 2018

Grimsby Town have visited the Moss Rose on ten previous occasions and as we continue our build up to Saturday's eagerly anticipated eleventh meeting, let us take you on a trip down Memory Lane by looking back at each of these.

We first welcomed The Mariners back in September 2004, where Brian Horton's side sealed a comfortable League Two victory over the division's newcomers.

Second half goals from Paul Harsley, John Miles and Graham Potter proved to be enough to seal a 3 - 1 win for The Silkmen and continued our fine early season form.

It was a very different affair the next time the two sides met at the Moss Rose however, as Macc were embroiled in a frantic relegation scrap at the time and a one all draw meant that our fate would go right down to the wire on the final day.

Gary Jones opened the scoring for the visitors just on 40 minutes, yet Horton's side battled back and secured a precious point courtesy of a fine Marcus Richardson strike just three minutes later.

In a memorable last day clash with Bristol Rovers, Macc secured their Football League status to set up The Mariners third trip to the Moss Rose which occurred in February 2007.

On a bitterly cold day, two strikes in the opening ten minutes did much to warm the hearts of the Silkmen faithful. Kevin McIntyre opened the scoring with an emphatic fifth minute penalty and our lead was extended when Colin Heath struck from close range fifteen minutes later.

Grimsby did pull a goal back to reduce the arrears, yet Paul Ince's side gallantly held on to secure three priceless points.

The Mariners finally broke their Moss Rose duck in February 2008, when they claimed maximum points at the Moss Rose at the fourth time of asking.

A 79th minute Gareth Evans strike was not enough to stop Macc suffering a 2 - 1 defeat - in what proved to be one of Ian Brightwell's final matches as Manager.

The Silkmen returned to winning ways in November 2008, as Nat Brown's 68th minute header saw Keith Alexander's new look side take all three points and this was followed by a goalless draw the following season to complete our Football league record to date.

Grimsby have also made the journey to East Cheshire on four occasions to contest National League fixtures.

The first of these came in April 2013 where Steve King's side came up against a rampant Grimsby side who ran out 3 - 1 winners.

Andy Cook opened the scoring with an early header, yet Macc were to draw level shortly after when Pablo Mills ended a frantic goalmouth scramble by blasting home the equaliser.

Despite copious amounts of Silkmen pressure, the visitors reclaimed the lead when Shaun Pearson nodded home from close range and then fired in Grimsby's third to settle the contest.

Our eighth meeting took place in March 2014, with Macc having Scott Boden to thank for rescuing a dramatic point for John Askey's side.

Connor Jennings had put the visitors ahead nine minutes before the interval, yet the former Chesterfield striker was on hand to convert a 95th minute penalty to ensure that the honours ended as even.

There was no festive cheer the next time the two sides locked horns, as Jack Mackreth struck a 4th minute winner for The Mariners on Boxing Day 2014.

Our last meeting came in March 2016 and saw The Silkmen return to winning ways, thanks to strikes from Jack Sampson and Reece Styche either side of Jon Nolan's close range equaliser.

All this means that our complete record against Grimsby at the Moss Rose is as follows -

Played 10. Won 4. Drawn 3. Lost 3


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