Match report: Grimsby Town Women secure comeback victory at Gainsborough
Grimsby Town Women came from behind to secure a victory away at Gainsborough Trinity Community Women.
The three points ensures they remain top of the league and maintained their impressive start to the season, winning all four of their matches so far.
The Mariners got off to a sluggish start in the game and went a goal down early on after a ball played into the channel found a Gainsborough forward, who rounded a defender and finished well from a tight angle.
Despite struggling to get going in the first half, Town were gifted the opportunity to level up the scoreline a few minutes before the break.
A poor back pass put the Gainsborough goalkeeper under pressure and her unconvincing clearance ended up at the feet of Beth Wharton and she managed to slot the ball into the opposite corner to make it 1-1.
The visitors started the second period with much more intent, as they defended better as a unit and created chances to keep Trinity’s ‘keeper busy at the other end.
It wasn’t until the 80th minute, though, that the Mariners finally managed to get their noses in front. Leah Wray’s pinpoint, left-footed cross found the on-rushing Beth Wharton, who finished neatly into the far corner for her second goal of the day.
With just three minutes left on the clock, Evie Revell latched on to Kim Brown’s through ball and drove an effort under the diving keeper to make it 3-1 and earn another victory.
Following her first goal for Grimsby Town Women, Revell said: “We were slow to start today and struggled to get into the game. But we were much better in the second half and everyone put in the work, showed heart and desire to grab us a deserved win.
“Obviously, I was delighted to seal the win with the third goal and my first for the club. Hopefully, it’s the first of many.”
Speaking after the game, assistant manager Paul Shaw said: “In the first half, we didn’t play as we all know we can, which was disappointing. But after half-time, the girls came out and put on a display full of passion and desire, and we fully deserved the winning goals that came towards the end of the second half.”