2011–12 Grimsby Town F.C. season

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Grimsby Town
Season 2011-12
Chairman John Fenty
Managers Rob Scott &
Paul Hurst
Team captain Darran Kempson
(until December 2011)
Craig Disley
Home stadium Blundell Park
Conference National 11th
FA Cup Second Round
FA Trophy Fourth Round
Lincolnshire Senior Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League: 0 Liam Hearn (29 goals)
All comps: 0 Liam Hearn (31 goals)
Highest home
attendance
6,672 0v0 Lincoln City
1 January 2012
Highest away
attendance
6,419 0v0 Luton Town
24 March 2012
Lowest home
attendance
1,527 0v0 Darlington
10 December 2011
Lowest away
attendance
392 0v0 Hayes & Yeading
20 March 2012
2010–11 0 0 0 Soccerball current event.svg 0 0 0 2012–13

Grimsby Town Football Club entered the 2011–12 season as a member of the Conference National for the second season running. The club are managed by Rob Scott and Paul Hurst who were appointed in the previous season.

Season review[edit]

Team kit[edit]

Errea supplied the kits for the fourth season running. Young's Bluecrest continued as the club's sponsor for the seventh consecutive season.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Pre season matches[edit]

Lincolnshire Cup[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Conference National[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

FA Trophy[edit]

League data[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Fleetwood Town (C) (P) 46 31 10 5 102 48 +54 103 Promotion to the 2012–13 League Two
2 Wrexham 46 30 8 8 85 33 +52 98 Qualification to the Conference National Playoffs
3 Mansfield Town 46 25 14 7 87 48 +39 89
4 York City (P) 46 23 14 9 81 45 +36 83 Promotion to the 2012–13 League Two
5 Luton Town 46 22 15 9 78 42 +36 81 Qualification to the Conference National Playoffs
6 Kidderminster Harriers 46 22 10 14 82 63 +19 76
7 Southport 46 21 13 12 72 69 +3 76
8 Gateshead 46 21 11 14 69 62 +7 74
9 Cambridge United 46 19 14 13 57 41 +16 71
10 Forest Green Rovers 46 19 13 14 66 45 +21 70
11 Grimsby Town 46 19 13 14 79 60 +19 70
12 Braintree Town 46 17 11 18 76 80 −4 62
13 Barrow 46 17 9 20 62 76 −14 60
14 Ebbsfleet United 46 14 12 20 69 84 −15 54
15 Alfreton Town 46 15 9 22 62 86 −24 54
16 Stockport County 46 12 15 19 58 74 −16 51
17 Lincoln City 46 13 10 23 56 66 −10 49
18 Tamworth 46 11 15 20 47 70 −23 48
19 Newport County 46 11 14 21 53 65 −12 47
20 A.F.C. Telford United 46 10 16 20 45 65 −20 46
21 Hayes & Yeading United (R) 46 11 8 27 58 90 −32 41 Relegation to the 2012–13 Conference North/South
22 Darlington (R) 46 11 13 22 47 73 −26 036*
23 Bath City (R) 46 7 10 29 43 89 −46 31
24 Kettering Town (R) 46 8 9 29 40 100 −60 030

Updated to games played on 28 April 2012.
Source: Football Conference
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
*Darlington were deducted ten points for entering administration.[1]
Kettering were deducted three points for failing to pay football creditors.[2]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Coaching staff[edit]

Role Nationality Name
First-Team Joint Manager England Paul Hurst
First-Team Joint Manager England Rob Scott
Youth Team Manager Scotland Robbie Stockdale
Goalkeeping Coach England Steve Croudson
Physiotherapist England Dave Moore
Community Sport Coach England Graham Rodger

Squad overview[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Scotland GK Kenny Arthur
2 England DF Gary Silk
3 England DF Lee Ridley (Departed in November 2011)
4 England MF Anthony Church
5 England DF Darran Kempson (Departed in December 2011)
6 England DF Scott Garner
7 England MF Michael Coulson
8 England MF Craig Disley (club captain)
9 England FW Damian Spencer (Departed in January 2012)
10 England FW Liam Hearn
11 England MF Frankie Artus
12 Wales FW Rob Duffy
13 Republic of Ireland GK James McKeown
14 England FW Sam Mulready (Departed in January 2012)
15 England DF Shaun Pearson
16 England MF Tyrone Thompson (Departed in August 2011)
17 England DF Jamie Green (Departed in December 2011)
18 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Serge Makofo
19 England DF Bradley Wood
No. Position Player
20 England FW Dayle Southwell
21 Albania MF Andi Thanoj
22 England DF Conor Townsend (on loan from Hull City)
23 Scotland MF Emmanuel Panther (on loan from Aldershot Town)
25 England MF Luke McCarthy (on loan from Bury)
26 England DF Charlie I'Anson
27 England DF Josh Freeman
28 Ghana DF Will Antwi (on loan from Luton Town)
29 England MF Robert Eagle (Departed January 2012)
32 England DF Ian Miller
33 England FW Kiernan Hughes-Mason
34 England MF Andrew Wright (on loan from Scunthorpe United)
35 England GK Steve Croudson (Player-Coach)
36 England MF Peter Winn (on loan from Stevenage)
39 England FW Anthony Elding
40 Barbados MF Louie Soares
England DF Conor Marshall (Departed in October 2011)
Scotland DF Robbie Stockdale (Player-Coach)

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Conference National Conference League Cup FA Trophy FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Scotland GK Kenny Arthur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 England DF Gary Silk 24 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 England DF Lee Ridley 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 England MF Anthony Church 21 1 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 England DF Darran Kempson 20 1 19 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 England DF Scott Garner 14 3 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 England MF Michael Coulson 51 10 43 8 0 0 4 2 4 0
8 England MF Craig Disley 48 1 44 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
9 England FW Damian Spencer 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 England FW Liam Hearn 46 29 42 27 0 0 0 0 4 2
11 England MF Frankie Artus 31 1 29 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
12 Wales FW Rob Duffy 38 8 35 6 0 0 0 0 3 2
13 Republic of Ireland GK James McKeown 54 0 46 0 0 0 4 0 4 0
14 England FW Sam Mulready 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 England DF Shaun Pearson 33 3 30 3 0 0 0 0 3 0
16 England MF Tyrone Thompson 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 England DF Jamie Green 7 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
18 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Serge Makofo 21 5 18 4 0 0 0 0 3 1
19 England DF Bradley Wood 36 1 32 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
20 England FW Dayle Southwell 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
21 Albania MF Andi Thanoj 25 1 23 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
22 England DF Conor Townsend 35 2 27 1 0 0 4 1 4 0
23 Scotland MF Emmanuel Panther 11 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
25 England MF Luke McCarthy 6 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
26 England DF Charlie I'Anson 17 1 13 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
27 England DF Josh Freeman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Ghana DF Will Antwi 4 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 England MF Robert Eagle 12 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
32 England DF Ian Miller 20 1 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 England FW Kiernan Hughes-Mason 10 2 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 England MF Andrew Wright 4 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 England GK Steve Croudson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 England MF Peter Winn 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 England FW Anthony Elding 51 16 43 12 0 0 4 4 4 0
40 Barbados MF Louie Soares 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TBA England DF Conor Marshall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TBA Scotland DF Robbie Stockdale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Most frequent starting line-up[edit]

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Republic of IrelandMcKeown
EnglandWood
EnglandPearson
EnglandMiller
EnglandTownsend
EnglandCoulson
EnglandDisley
AlbaniaThanoj
EnglandArtus
EnglandHearn
EnglandElding

Most frequent starting line-up uses the team's most used formation: 4–4–2. The players used are those who have played the most games in each respective position, not necessarily who have played most games out of all the players.

Overall[edit]

Games played 26 (22 Conference National)
Games won 10 (8 Conference National)
Games drawn 6 (4 Conference National)
Games lost 10 (10 Conference National)
Goals scored 43
Goals conceded 35
Goal difference +8
Clean sheets 7
Yellow cards 46
Red cards 1
Worst discipline Booked Red card
Best result(s) W 7 - 0 (H) v Stockport County - Conference National - 29 November 2011
Worst result(s) L 0 - 5 (A) v Braintree Town - Conference National - 16 August 2011
Most appearances
Top scorer England Liam Hearn (21)

Last updated: 3 December 2011
Source: Competitions' Wikipedia articles.

Scorers[edit]

Transfer & loans[edit]

In[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Date Pos. Player From club Transfer fee
7 June 2011 DF England Gary Silk England Mansfield Town Free
17 June 2011 FW England Liam Hearn England Alfreton Town Undisclosed
24 June 2011 FW England Damian Spencer England Aldershot Town Free
25 June 2011 MF England Craig Disley England Shrewsbury Town Free
28 June 2011 DF England Shaun Pearson England Boston United Undisclosed
1 July 2011 MF England Anthony Church England Boston United Undisclosed
2 July 2011 GK Republic of Ireland James McKeown Netherlands RSKV Leonidas Free
5 July 2011 MF England Frankie Artus England Cheltenham Town Free
25 July 2011 FW England Anthony Elding England Rochdale Free
18 August 2011 MF England Tyrone Thompson England Mansfield Town Free
31 August 2011 DF England Jamie Green England Rotherham United Free
1 January 2012 DF England Ian Miller England Darlington Free
6 January 2012 FW England Kiernan Hughes-Mason England Kettering Town Free
31 January 2012 MF Barbados Louie Soares England Hayes & Yeading United Free

Youth team graduates[edit]

Date Pos. Player From club Transfer fee
August 2011 DF England Conor Marshall England Grimsby Town Youths Pro contract
August 2011 DF England Josh Freeman England Grimsby Town Youths Pro contract

Loans[edit]

Start date End date Pos. Player From club
25 October 2011 28 April 2012 DF England Conor Townsend England Hull City
11 November 2011 1 January 2012 MF Scotland Emmanuel Panther England Aldershot Town
24 November 2011 1 January 2012 MF England Luke McCarthy England Bury
24 November 2011 1 January 2012 DF Ghana Will Antwi England Luton Town
8 March 2012 28 April 2012 MF England Peter Winn England Stevenage
22 March 2012 23 April 2012 DF England Andrew Wright England Scunthorpe United

Out[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Exit Date Pos. Player To club Transfer fee
4 May 2011 MF Scotland Lee Peacock England Havant & Waterlooville Released
4 May 2011 GK England Rob Peet England Hull City Released
4 May 2011 MF Republic of Ireland Micky Cummins England Gateshead Released
4 May 2011 MF England Dean Sinclair England Arlesey Town Released
4 May 2011 MF England Mark Hudson England Worksop Town Released
4 May 2011 MF England Michael Leary England Gainsborough Trinity Released
4 May 2011 DF Scotland Steven Watt England Dover Athletic Released
4 May 2011 MF England Bryan Hughes Iceland ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar Released
3 June 2011 DF England Dwayne Samuels England A.F.C. Telford United Released
4 June 2011 FW England Charles Ademeno England AFC Wimbledon Released
4 June 2011 DF England Peter Bore England Harrogate Town Released
11 June 2011 DF England Rob Atkinson England Fleetwood Town Free Transfer
15 July 2011 FW England Alan Connell England Swindon Town Undisclosed six figure sum
18 July 2011 MF England Josh Fuller England Grimsby Borough Released
30 August 2011 MF England Tyrone Thompson England FC Halifax Town Released
10 October 2011 DF England Conor Marshall England Brigg Town Released
4 December 2011 DF England Lee Ridley England Gainsborough Trinity Released
19 December 2011 DF England Darran Kempson England Alfreton Town Released
20 December 2011 DF England Jamie Green England Rossington Main Released
5 January 2012 FW England Damian Spencer England Windsor Released
8 January 2012 FW England Sam Mulready England Gainsborough Trinity Released
8 January 2012 MF England Robert Eagle England Lowestoft Town Released

Loans[edit]

Start date End date Pos. Player To club
7 September 2011 7 October 2011 FW England Sam Mulready England North Ferriby United
7 October 2011 7 November 2011 FW England Sam Mulready England Boston United
1 November 2011 1 January 2012 MF England Anthony Church England Alfreton Town
3 November 2011 3 January 2012 GK Scotland Kenny Arthur England Gainsborough Trinity
18 November 2011 18 December 2011 FW England Sam Mulready England Gainsborough Trinity
2 December 2011 2 January 2012 MF England Robert Eagle England Alfreton Town

Trialists[edit]

Pre-Season[edit]

# Nat. Pos. Name From Age Apps Goals Result
# England MF Kiernan Hughes-Mason EnglandMillwall 19 1 0 No contract offered

Mid-Season[edit]

# Nat. Pos. Name From Age Apps Goals Result

References[edit]