A third visit to The Hawthorns tonight after the postponement of Winterton Rangers game. Grimsby Borough are the home team tonight at the ground of Brigg Town facing Premier opposition in the shape of Selby Town. My daughter, home from Uni for a couple of days, accompanies me to the game which makes for a pleasant evening. I'm also using my new camera for some new shots of the ground I covered in the Brigg game.
We arrive in swirling fog making it look ready for a re-make of John Carpenter's film 'The Fog' and for the second night running we have misgivings about the game being on. But we pay our entrance money and things are looking good for the game. I fire off a few shots to test out the camera and the photos are a big improvement from my previous visit.
The game starts and this is a very different performance from Borough than last time I saw them. They take the game to their opponents and their neat passing game has Selby in trouble from the outset. After 20 minutes Lee Stephenson makes the breakthrough Borough deserve, but they do not add to this total before half time.
The procession towards the Selby goal continues in the second half and 10 minutes in, the second goal for Borough is scored by Ricky Creer. The game now turns into the Lee Stephenson show as he scores three more goals on 60, 65 and 70 minutes to end up with a four goal haul on the night. Selby have looked really poor tonight and had no answers for the neat Borough passing game.
The fog which has threatened all night manages to keep away for the game to finish and sees a very good victory for Grimsby Borough who progress into the 4th round where they will entertain Pontefract Collieries.
Grimsby Borough 5-0 Selby Town