Match report: Grimsby Town Women produce comeback victory against Lincoln United Development
Grimsby Town Women continued their winning start to their league campaign against Lincoln United Development on Sunday.
A minute’s silence was held by all in attendance and poppy wreaths were laid to mark Remembrance Sunday prior to the game at Oasis Wintringham.
The Mariners started the game well, playing some neat one and two touch football, but the only thing missing was the final ball.
Hayley Cox’s side found themselves 1-0 down for the fourth game in a row in the 30th minute. Lincoln twice rattled the woodwork before a neat through ball made Beth French to rush off her line and the Town keeper was beaten to it and by the visitor’s striker, who was left with an easy finish.
Following the goal, Town camped in the Lincoln half and grabbed a deserved equaliser in the 42nd minute. Great play involving almost every player resulted in skipper Kim Brown finding Beth Wharton on the run and she split the defence with a delightful pass to Emily Blyth and she finished off the move with conviction.
The Mariners started the second half exactly how they finished the first, pinning the visitors back and dominating possession. Alisha DeJonge went close to scoring on two separate occasions but Lincoln’s goalkeeper was twice on hand to keep the scores level.
Then, in the 79th minute, all of Town’s hard work paid off when Ellie Wilson grabbed the winner. Brown found herself in the right-wing position and whipped in a delicious ball to Wilson to nod a glancing header into the far corner.
Lincoln then went three up top and threw everything at the Mariners for the last five minutes of the game, but the defence held firm to earn a well-deserved three points and remain top of the division with their 100% record still intact.
After the game, manager Hayley Cox said: “We played really well today and was unlucky to go behind the way we did. But if there is one thing about this team, it’s the never say die attitude to come back when behind.
“Well done to Lincoln Development. They made it hard for us to create the chances we wanted to, but huge credit to the girls. We got the win we deserved and continue our 100% record in the league so far.”