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PREVIEW: Grimsby Town (A)

by: theterras

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Preview: Ted Slocombe

It’s the Terras first away game of the league campaign as Brian Stock’s side travel to Lincolnshire to face Grimsby Town at Blundell Park. This is Grimsby’s opening match of the season, and their first National League match for five years, as their planned opening day fixture was cancelled due to COVID-19.

THE TERRAS

Weymouth began their National League campaign last weekend which resulted in defeat to Boreham Wood (0-2). Whilst the result didn’t go in The Terras favour, there were certainly some positives that came out of the game. There were a number of debutants including Akheem Rose who looked lively coming off the bench last weekend and also Brandon Goodship returning to The Terras making himself busy on the flank. There will be a sense of optimism around the camp that Brian Stock’s side will be able to gel together pretty quickly as The Terras look to score their first points of the season.

Player To Watch: Sean Shields

By far the standout player at the weekend was talisman Sean Shields who proved his quality at delivering quality balls into the danger area. Whilst there wasn’t a finishing product last weekend, there is hope that the forward line will be able to capitalise on Shields’ creative play at Blundell Park this weekend.

THE MARINERS

Grimsby Town, fresh from relegation from League 2 last season, will hope that they can bounce back first time of asking this season. A disruptive start to the season due to COVID-19 means that Blundell Park hosts their opening game, a week later than planned, against the Terras. Grimsby were bright in pre-season winning 4 of their 7 pre-season matches, including wins against Boston United and Mansfield Town, but fell to narrow defeats to League 1 Rotherham and fellow National League outfit Chesterfield. 

Player To Watch: Giles Coke

Coke is an experienced midfielder who has been given the captain’s armband for this season having joined last winter. He has a wealth of experience having played as high as the Championship and will be relishing leading his side out for this season. With some injury issues within the side, especially upfront, Paul Hurst will be looking for leaders on the pitch to aid the forward line from the midfield, with 35-year-old Coke fitting that bill perfectly.

Final word

Whilst The Mariners will be looking to begin their season off to a flier, The Terras already have a game under their belt and have previously enjoyed some upsets in the league against some of the league’s tougher opposition last season. This included a double over Stockport and victory over Hartlepool, so will this give The Terras some encouragement as they look for their first victory of the league campaign?

Supporter information:

Away supporters can purchase tickets for Weymouth’s trip to Blundell Park here.

Away supporters coach details can be found here.

Ticket Prices:

• Adult £20.00
• 65 & Over £13.00
• 18-22 Years £13.00
• 12-17 Years Unaccompanied £7.00
• 3-17 Years Accompanied £5.00