2014–15 Grimsby Town F.C. season

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Grimsby Town
Season 2014-15 Edited by Unknown
Chairman John Fenty
Managers Paul Hurst
Team captain Craig Disley
Home stadium Blundell Park
Conference National
FA Cup First Round
FA Trophy
Lincolnshire Senior Cup Winners
Top goalscorer
Highest home
attendance
Highest away
attendance
Lowest home
attendance
Lowest away
attendance
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Grimsby Town Football Club entered the 2014–15 season as a member of the Conference National for the fifth season running.

Season review[edit]

Team kit[edit]

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

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Barnet (C, P) 46 28 8 10 94 46 +48 92 Promotion to Football League Two
2 Bristol Rovers (O, P) 46 25 16 5 73 34 +39 91 Qualification to Conference Premier play-offs[a]
3 Grimsby Town 46 25 11 10 74 40 +34 86
4 Eastleigh 46 24 10 12 87 61 +26 82
5 Forest Green Rovers[b] 46 22 16 8 80 54 +26 79
Updated to match(es) played on 17 May 2015. Source: Football Conference
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Football League Two.
  2. ^ Forest Green were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player in their win over Southport on 9 August 2014.[1]

Fixtures and results[edit]

Pre season matches[edit]

Lincolnshire Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
2 August Semi Final
Gainsborough Trinity The Northolme, Gainsborough W 3 - 1 Pittman, Hannah (2)
14 October Final
Lincoln City Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 1 Hannah (2)

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 July Cleethorpes Town
The Bradley Football Development Centre, Grimsby W 3 - 1 - John-Lewis (2), Own Goal
12 July Scarborough Athletic
Queensgate, Bridlington W 3 - 0 - Hannah, Hinchcliffe, Brown
15 July Harrogate Town
Wetherby Road, Harrogate W 2 - 0 - Brown, John-Lewis
18 July Matlock Town
Causeway Lane, Matlock L 1 - 2 Neilson
22 July Doncaster Rovers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 4 -----
25 July Mansfield Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 -----
29 July Sunderland
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 0 - John-Lewis, McLaughlin
5 August Brigg Town
The Hawthorns, Brigg W 2 - 0 - Pittman, Bemrose

Conference National[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 August Bristol Rovers Memorial Ground, Bristol D 0 - 0 7,019 -----
12 August Nuneaton Town Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 0 - 0 3,948 -----
16 August Dover Athletic Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 3,548 Pittman
23 August Gateshead
Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead W 6 - 1 1,782 Baxter (OG), Neilson (2), John-Lewis (2), Disley
25 August Alfreton Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 7 - 0 4,102 John-Lewis, Dawson (OG), Pittman, Clay (2), Brown, Neilson
30 August Aldershot Town
Recreation Ground, Aldershot L 1 - 2 1,998 Neilson
6 September Welling United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 0 3,785 Pittman, Hannah
9 September Lincoln City
Sincil Bank, Lincoln L 2 - 3 5,209 Disley, Pittman
13 September Torquay United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 2 3,330 -----
16 September FC Halifax Town The Shay, Halifax D 1 - 1 1,867 Neilson
20 September Kidderminster Harriers
Aggborough, Kidderminster W 1 - 0 2,093 Oates
27 September Chester
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 0 3,245 Pearson, Hannah, Arnold
30 September Southport
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 3,533 -----
4 October Dartford Princes Park, Dartford D 1 - 1 1,109 John-Lewis
7 October Altrincham Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 0 - 0 2,535 -----
11 October Wrexham
Racecourse Ground, Wrexham W 1 - 0 8,163 John-Lewis
18 October Torquay United
Plainmoor, Torquay W 3 - 2 2,353 John-Lewis (2), Disley
1 November Dartford
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 0 3,105 Magnay, Arnold, John-Lewis
4 November Braintree Town
Cressing Road, Braintree W 1 - 0 875 John-Lewis
11 November FC Halifax Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 3,443 Pearson
15 November Altrincham Moss Lane, Altrincham D 1 - 1 2,535 Arnold
22 November Kidderminster Harriers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 2 3,446 -----
25 November Woking
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 1 2,663 Disley, John-Lewis (2)

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers

FA Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers

Coaching staff[edit]

Role Nationality Name
First-Team Joint Manager England Paul Hurst
Assistant Manager Scotland Chris Doig
Reserve Team Manager Scotland Chris Doig
Head of Youth England Stuart Watkiss
U17 Manager England Alan Buckley
Goalkeeping Coach England Paul Crichton
Head Physiotherapist England Dave Moore
Community Sport Coach England Graham Rodger

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 Republic of Ireland GK James McKeown
2 England DF Paul Bignot
3 England DF Aswad Thomas (Departed in February 2015)
4 England MF Scott Brown
5 England DF Shaun Pearson
6 Northern Ireland DF Carl Magnay
7 Wales MF Jack Mackreth
8 England MF Craig Disley (Club captain)
10 England FW Ross Hannah
11 Wales MF Scott Neilson
12 Scotland DF Chris Doig (Player/Assistant Manager)
13 England GK Nick Draper
14 England FW Lenell John-Lewis
15 England DF Ellis Humble
16 England MF Craig Clay
18 United States FW Jon-Paul Pittman
19 England FW Alan Connell (Departed in August 2014)
No. Position Player
19 Wales DF Danny Parslow (on loan from York City)
20 England MF Nathan Arnold (on loan from Cambridge United)
21 England GK Callum Bastock
23 England FW Rhys Oates (on loan from Barnsley)
22 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Aristote Nsiala
24 England DF Paul Walker
25 England MF Caine Winfarrah
26 Northern Ireland MF Patrick McLaughlin
27 England MF Lewis Bemrose
30 England DF Andrew Boyce (on loan from Scunthorpe United)
31 England MF Harry Pell (on loan from AFC Wimbledon)
31 New Zealand FW Hamish Watson
32 England MF Nicky Walker (on loan from Rotherham United)
33 England FW Ollie Palmer (on loan from Mansfield Town)
34 England FW Christian Jolley
35 Scotland DF Gregor Robertson

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Overall[edit]

Most frequent starting line-up[edit]

Transfer and loans[edit]

In[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Date Pos. Player From club Transfer fee
4 June 2014 MF England Scott Brown England Southport Free Transfer
9 June 2014 MF Wales Jack Mackreth England Macclesfield Town Free Transfer
12 June 2014 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo Aristote Nsiala England Southport Free Transfer
11 July 2014 MF Northern Ireland Carl Magnay England Gateshead Free Transfer
28 July 2014 FW United States Jon-Paul Pittman England Wycombe Wanderers Free Transfer
28 July 2014 MF England Craig Clay England Worksop Town Free Transfer
8 August 2014 FW England Alan Connell England Northampton Town Free Transfer
15 November 2014 GK England Nick Draper Scotland Inverness Caledonian Thistle Free Transfer
20 November 2014 FW New Zealand Hamish Watson New Zealand Wairarapa United Free Transfer
26 January 2015 FW England Christian Jolley Wales Newport County Free Transfer
26 January 20145 DF Scotland Gregor Robertson England Northampton Town Free Transfer

Loans[edit]

Start date End date Pos. Player From club
19 July 2014 MF England Nathan Arnold England Cambridge United
8 August 2014 3 September 2014 DF England Andrew Boyce England Scunthorpe United
19 September 2014 20 October 2014 DF Wales Danny Parslow England York City
19 September 2014 20 October 2014 FW England Rhys Oates England Barnsley
29 October 2014 25 November 2014 MF England Harry Pell England AFC Wimbledon
8 November 2014 - DF Wales Danny Parslow England York City
28 November 2014 1 January 2015 MF England Nicky Walker England Rotherham United
5 January 2015 - FW England Ollie Palmer England Mansfield Town

Out[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Exit Date Pos. Player To club Transfer fee
12 May 2014 FW England Andy Cook England Barrow Released
12 May 2014 FW England Dayle Southwell England Boston United Released
12 May 2014 DF England Sam Hatton England Aldershot Town Released
12 May 2014 GK England Jonathan Hedge England AFC Telford United Released
12 May 2014 MF England Scott Kerr England Bradford Park Avenue Released
12 May 2014 MF England Tom Charlesworth England Boston Town Released
12 May 2014 DF England Jamal Fyfield England Welling United Released
12 May 2014 MF Albania Andi Thanoj England Alfreton Town Released
12 May 2014 DF England Clayton McDonald England Tranmere Rovers Released
12 May 2014 MF England Joe Colbeck England Bradford Park Avenue Released
27 August 2014 FW England Alan Connell England Havant & Waterlooville Released
3 February 2015 DF England Aswad Thomas England Woking Released

Loans[edit]

Start date End date Pos. Player To club
29 September 2014 29 October 2014 DF England Ellis Humble England Cleethorpes Town
1 November 2014 - DF England Ellis Humble England Matlock Town
1 November 2014 - MF England Caine Winfarrah England Matlock Town

Trialists[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Nat. Pos. Name From Age Apps Goals Result
England MF Adam Hinchcliffe EnglandSheffield Wednesday 20 1 1 No contract offered
England FW Joe Ironside EnglandSheffield United 20 5 0 No contract offered
England MF Craig Clay EnglandWorksop Town 22 5 0 Contract offered
United States FW Jon-Paul Pittman EnglandWycombe Wanderers 27 2 0 Contract offered

Mid-season[edit]

# Nat. Pos. Name From Age Apps Goals Result
  1. ^ "Forest Green deducted three points for fielding ineligible player". BBC Sport. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014.