2013–14 Grimsby Town F.C. season

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Grimsby Town
Season 2013-14
Chairman John Fenty
Managers Rob Scott (Sacked 19/9/13) &
Paul Hurst
Team captain Craig Disley
Home stadium Blundell Park
Conference National 4th
FA Cup Third Round
FA Trophy Semi Finalists
Lincolnshire Senior Cup Semi Finalists
Top goalscorer League: 0 Ross Hannah (13 goals)
All comps: 0 Ross Hannah (14 goals)
Highest home
attendance
8,359 vs Scunthorpe United
Highest away
attendance
6,131 vs Luton Town
Lowest home
attendance
1,102 vs Coalville Town
Lowest away
attendance
456 vs Coalville Town
2012–13 0 0 0 Soccerball current event.svg 0 0 0 2014-15 →

Grimsby Town Football Club entered the 2013–14 season as a member of the Conference National for the fourth season running. The club started the season off being managed by Rob Scott and Paul Hurst who were appointed in 2010-11 season, but Rob Scott has since left the club.

Season review[edit]

Team kit[edit]

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

Fixtures and results[edit]

Pre season matches[edit]

Lincolnshire Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 July Scunthorpe United
Glanford Park, Scunthorpe L 0 - 3 1,837 -----

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 July Cleethorpes Town
The Bradley Football Development Centre, Grimsby W 2 - 0 1,000 McLaughlin, Thomas
12 July Winterton Rangers
West Street, Winterton W 5 - 0 415 John-Lewis, Hearn, Southwell, Yhklef (Own Goal), Colbeck
16 July Brigg Town
The Hawthorns, Brigg W 3 - 0 511 Hannah (2), Hearn
17 July Boston Town
Tattershall Road, Boston L 0 - 2 -----
23 July Bradford City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 2 1,330 -----
26 July Hull City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 John-Lewis
30 July North Ferrriby United
Grange Lane, North Ferriby W 5 - 2 353 Hearn (2), John-Lewis (2), Hatton
2 Aug Gainsborough Trinity The Northolme, Gainsborough D 1 - 1 John-Lewis
3 Aug Grantham Town
South Kesteven Sports Stadium, Grantham L 1 - 2 Hannah

Conference National[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
10 August Aldershot Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 4.037 Hannah
13 August Gateshead
Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead W 2 - 1 944 Hearn, Doig
17 August Welling United
Park View Road, Welling L 0 - 1 807 -----
24 August Alfreton Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 1 3,425 Hearn, Colbeck, McLaughlin
26 August Hyde
Ewen Fields, Hyde W 1 - 0 786 Rodman
31 August Nuneaton Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 2 3,321 Cook
7 September Luton Town Kenilworth Road, Luton D 0 - 0 6,131 -----
15 September Braintree Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 3,403 John-Lewis
17 September FC Halifax Town
The Shay, Halifax L 0 - 4 1,602 -----
21 September Chester FC
Deva Stadium, Chester D 0 - 0 2,363 -----
24 September Dartford
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 5 - 2 2,503 McLaughlin, Pearson, John-Lewis, Kerr, Disley
28 September Tamworth
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 1 3,105 Pearson, Hannah, Hearn
5 October Aldershot Town
Recreation Ground, Aldershot W 3 - 0 2,118 John-Lewis, Hannah, Hearn
8 October Cambridge United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 4,386 -----
12 October Salisbury City
The Raymond McEnhill Stadium, Salisbury L 0 - 1 1,131 -----
19 October Forest Green Rovers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 1 3,158 Hannah (2), Rodman
2 November Woking
Kingfield Stadium, Woking W 2 - 1 1,432 Hannah, Disley
16 November Tamworth
The Lamb Ground, Tamworth W 2 - 0 1,306 Disley, Rodman
23 November Barnet
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 1 3,441 Hannah, Hearn
10 December Welling United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 3,291 Southwell
19 December Kidderminster Harriers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 1 3,086 Disley, Neilson (2)
26 December Lincoln City
Sincil Bank, Lincoln W 2 - 0 5,421 Hannah, Disley
28 December Macclesfield Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 2 - 3 4,002 Williams (O.G.), Doig
1 January Lincoln City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 5,484 Disley
18 January Gateshead
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 2 - 2 3,243 McDonald, Bignot
28 January Cambridge United
Abbey Stadium, Cambridge W 2 - 1 3,027 John-Lewis, Neilson
8 February Southport
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 0 - 0 3,306 -----
18 February Barnet
The Hive Stadium, Barnet L 1 - 2 2,552 Disley
25 February Southport
Haig Avenue, Southport L 1 - 2 812 John-Lewis
1 March Salisbury City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 0 3,269 Disley, Rodman
8 March Macclesfield Town
Moss Rose, Macclesfield D 1 - 1 2,463 Jennings
11 March Hereford United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 3,145 Hannah
15 March Wrexham
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 1 3,506 Neilson, Disley, Cook
18 March Forest Green Rovers
The New Lawn, Stroud L 1 - 2 1,219 Neilson
22 March Nuneaton Town
Liberty Way, Nuneaton W 1 - 0 1,585 Rodman
25 March Luton Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 2 3,789 Neilson
29 March Hereford United
Edgar Street, Hereford W 1 - 0 2,545 Rodman
1 April Wrexham
Racecourse Ground, Wrexham W 1 - 0 2,019 McLaughlin
5 April Kidderminster Harriers
Aggborough Stadium, Kidderminster W 1 - 0 2,176 Rodman
8 April Woking
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 2 - 2 3,507 John-Lewis, Tounkara
10 April Dartford
Princes Park, Dartford L 0 - 1 1,257 -----
12 April Chester
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 1 4,174 Tounkara, Cook
15 April FC Halifax Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 4,374 -----
18 April Alreton Town
Impact Arena, Alfreton D 3 - 3 1,771 Hannah (3)
21 April Hyde
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 4,232 Hannah
26 April Braintree Town
Cressing Road, Braintree D 0 - 0 1,489 -----

Conference Play-offs[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 May Semi Final First Leg Gateshead
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 5,553 Disley
4 May Semi Final Second Leg Gateshead
Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead L 1 - 3 8,144 Disley

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
26 October 4th Qualyfing Round
Rushall Olympic Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 0 2,678 Hannah, Pearson, Cook
9 November Round 1
Scunthorpe United Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 0 - 0 8,359 -----
19 November Round 1 Replay
Scunthorpe United Glanford Park, Scunthorpe W 2 - 1 5,699 John-Lewis, McDonald
7 December Round 2
Northampton Town Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 0 3,828 Pearson, McLaughlin
4 December Round 3
Huddersfield Town Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 2 - 3 6,504 Hannah, Disley

FA Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
30 November Round 1
Coalville Town Owen Street Sports Ground, Coalville D 1 - 1 456 Rodman
3 December Round 1 Replay
Coalville Town Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 0 1,102 Southwell (3)
14 December Round 2
Barnet The Hive Stadium, London W 2 - 1 972 Cook, Southwell
11 January Round 3
Maidenhead United Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 1 1,630 Colbeck, Pearson
1 February Round 4
Tamworth Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 4 - 1 2,903 John-Lewis, Tounkara, McLaughlin, Cook
15 February Semi-Final First Leg
Cambridge United Abbey Stadium, Cambridge L 1 - 2 3,956 John-Lewis
22 February Semi-Final Second Leg
Cambridge United Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 3,456 Neilson

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Luton Town (C) (P) 46 30 11 5 102 35 +67 101 Promotion to 2014–15 League Two
2 Cambridge United 46 23 13 10 72 35 +37 82 Qualification to Conference Premier Playoffs
3 Gateshead 46 22 13 11 72 50 +22 79
4 Grimsby Town 46 22 12 12 65 46 +19 78
5 F.C. Halifax Town 46 22 11 13 85 58 +27 77
6 Braintree Town 46 21 11 14 57 39 +18 74
7 Kidderminster Harriers 46 20 12 14 66 59 +7 72
8 Barnet 46 19 13 14 58 53 +5 70
9 Woking 46 20 8 18 66 69 −3 68
10 Forest Green Rovers 46 19 10 17 80 66 +14 67
11 Alfreton Town 46 21 7 18 69 74 −5 067
12 Salisbury City 46 19 10 17 58 63 −5 67
13 Nuneaton Town 46 18 12 16 54 60 −6 66
14 Lincoln City 46 17 14 15 60 59 +1 65
15 Macclesfield Town 46 18 7 21 62 63 −1 61
16 Welling United 46 16 12 18 59 61 −2 60
17 Wrexham 46 16 11 19 61 61 0 59
18 Southport 46 14 11 21 53 71 −18 53
19 Aldershot Town 46 16 13 17 69 62 +7 051
20 Hereford United 46 13 12 21 44 63 −19 51
21 Chester (R) 46 12 15 19 49 70 −21 51 Relegation to 2014–15 Conference North/South
22 Dartford (R) 46 12 8 26 49 74 −25 44
23 Tamworth (R) 46 10 9 27 43 81 −38 39
24 Hyde (R) 46 1 7 38 38 119 −81 10

Updated to games played on 26 April 2014.
Source: Football Conference
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Aldershot Town deducted ten points for entering administration
‡ Alfreton Town deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player
(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 (Sacked 19/9/13)
First Team Coach Scotland Chris Doig
Reserve Team Manager Scotland Chris Doig
Head of Youth England Adam Smith (Until 11/9/13)
Head of Youth England Stuart Watkiss (Since 11/9/13)
U17 Manager England Alan Buckley
Goalkeeping Coach England Steve Croudson
Head Physiotherapist England Dave Moore
Community Sport Coach England Graham Rodger

Squad overview[edit]

First team squad[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 England GK Jonathan Hedge
2 England DF Sam Hatton
3 England DF Aswad Thomas
4 England MF Scott Kerr
5 England DF Shaun Pearson
6 Scotland DF Chris Doig (Player/Coach)
7 England MF Joe Colbeck
8 England MF Craig Disley (club captain)
9 England FW Andy Cook
10 England FW Liam Hearn (Left the club in March 2014)
11 Wales MF Scott Neilson
12 England DF Clayton McDonald
13 Republic of Ireland GK James McKeown
14 England FW Lenell John-Lewis
15 England DF Paul Bignot
No. Position Player
16 England DF Alan Goodall (on loan from Fleetwood Town)
17 England FW Ross Hannah
18 Albania MF Andi Thanoj
19 England MF Ritchie Jones (Left the club in November 2013)
20 England FW Dayle Southwell
21 England DF Ellis Humble
22 England MF Tom Charlesworth
23 England MF Alex Rodman
24 England DF Paul Walker
25 England MF Caine Winfarrah
26 Northern Ireland MF Patrick McLaughlin
27 England DF Jamal Fyfield
28 France FW Oumare Tounkara (on loan from Stevenage)
29 England FW Connor Jennings (on loan from Scunthorpe United)
30 England DF Andrew Boyce (on loan from Scunthorpe United)

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Conference National Conference League Cup FA Trophy FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Jonathan Hedge 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2 DF England Sam Hatton 37 0 29 0 0 0 5 0 3 0
3 DF England Aswad Thomas 41 0 35 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
4 MF England Scott Kerr 44 1 38 1 0 0 3 0 3 0
5 DF England Shaun Pearson 47 3 43 2 0 0 0 0 4 1
6 DF Scotland Chris Doig 28 2 22 2 0 0 5 0 1 0
7 MF England Joe Colbeck 36 2 28 1 0 0 4 1 4 0
8 MF England Craig Disley 49 11 41 10 0 0 4 0 4 1
9 FW England Andy Cook 38 5 31 3 0 0 6 2 1 0
10 FW England Liam Hearn 15 5 14 5 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 MF Wales Scott Neilson 42 7 35 6 0 0 3 1 4 0
12 DF England Clayton McDonald 28 2 20 1 0 0 5 0 3 1
13 GK Republic of Ireland James McKeown 56 0 46 0 0 0 6 0 4 0
14 FW England Lenell John-Lewis 46 9 39 6 0 0 4 2 3 1
15 DF England Paul Bignot 30 1 24 1 0 0 5 0 1 0
16 DF England Alan Goodall 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 MF England Ross Hannah 40 14 34 13 0 0 2 0 4 1
18 MF Albania Andi Thanoj 28 1 22 1 0 0 5 0 1 0
19 MF England Ritchie Jones 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 FW England Dayle Southwell 12 5 8 1 0 0 3 4 1 0
21 DF England Ellis Humble 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
22 MF England Tom Charlesworth 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
23 FW England Alex Rodman 46 8 36 7 0 0 6 1 4 0
24 DF England Paul Walker 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
25 MF England Caine Winfarrah 7 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
26 MF Northern Ireland Patrick McLaughlin 41 5 32 3 0 0 6 1 3 1
28 FW France Oumare Tounkara 15 3 12 2 0 0 3 1 0 0
29 FW England Connor Jennings 12 1 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 DF England Andrew Boyce 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Overall[edit]

Most frequent starting line-up[edit]

Transfer and loans[edit]

In[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Date Pos. Player From club Transfer fee
13 May 2013 MF Wales Scott Neilson England Luton Town Free Transfer
1 June 2013 MF England Scott Kerr England York City Free Transfer
28 June 2013 MF Northern Ireland Patrick McLaughlin England York City Free Transfer
8 July 2013 MF England Alex Rodman England Aldershot Town Free Transfer
23 July 2013 DF England Paul Bignot England Blackpool Free Transfer
25 July 2013 DF England Clayton McDonald England Port Vale Free Transfer
26 July 2013 GK England Jonathan Hedge England Cambridge United Free Transfer
1 August 2013 DF Scotland Chris Doig England York City Free Transfer
14 September 2013 MF England Ritchie Jones United States San Jose Earthquakes Free Transfer
13 January 2014 DF England Jamal Fyfield England York City Free Transfer

Youth team graduates[edit]

Date Pos. Player From club Transfer fee
August 2013 DF England Paul Walker Youth Team Free Transfer
September 2013 MF England Caine Winfarrah Youth Team Free Transfer
October 2013 DF England Ellis Humble Youth Team Free Transfer
October 2013 MF England Tom Charlesworth Youth Team Free Transfer

Loans[edit]

Start date End date Pos. Player From club
2 September 2013 9 October 2013 DF England Alan Goodall England Fleetwood Town
27 January 2014 May 2014 FW France Oumare Tounkara England Stevenage
1 March 2014 May 2014 FW England Connor Jennings England Scunthorpe United
10 March 2014 May 2014 DF England Andrew Boyce England Scunthorpe United

Out[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Exit Date Pos. Player To club Transfer fee
5 May 2013 DF England Bradley Wood England Alfreton Town Released
5 May 2013 MF England Frankie Artus England Hereford United Released
5 May 2013 DF England Ian Miller England Cambridge United Released
5 May 2013 MF Scotland Derek Niven England Buxton Released
5 May 2013 DF Jamaica Simon Ford Released
5 May 2013 MF England Josh Morrall England Hyde Released
5 May 2013 GK Scotland Greg Fleming England Carlisle United Released
5 May 2013 FW England Greg Pearson England Nuneaton Town Released
5 May 2013 MF Barbados Louie Soares England Hayes & Yeading United Released
26 November 2013 MF England Ritchie Jones Canada FC Edmonton Released
21 March 2014 FW England Liam Hearn England Mansfield Town Released

Loans[edit]

Start date End date Pos. Player To club
16 October 2013 15 November 2013 FW England Dayle Southwell England Harrogate Town
30 November 2013 1 January 2014 GK England Jonathan Hedge England Matlock Town

Trialists[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

# Nat. Pos. Name From Age Apps Goals Result
# England DF Matt Clarke MaltaMarsaxlokk 32 0 0 No contract offered
# England GK Tom Turner EnglandBuxton 19 1 0 No contract offered
# Scotland DF Chris Doig EnglandYork City 32 5 0 Contract offered and accepted
# England DF Paul Bignot EnglandBlackpool 27 2 0 Contract offered and accepted
# England GK Jake Turner EnglandLincoln City 20 2 0 No contract offered

Mid-season[edit]

# Nat. Pos. Name From Age Apps Goals Result
# England DF Julian Kelly EnglandNotts County 24 1 0 No contract offered
# England MF Ritchie Jones United StatesSan Jose Earthquakes 26 1 0 Contract offered & accepted