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Match Preview: Stevenage vs Grimsby Town

28 April 2023

Jim Steele
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Match Preview: Stevenage vs Grimsby Town

28 April 2023

Stevenage can secure promotion to Sky Bet League One tomorrow as they welcome Grimsby Town to a sold-out Lamex Stadium…

After Tuesday’s triumph in Swindon, Stevenage sit third in League Two and four points clear of Stockport County in fourth with just two games left to play.

Steve Evans’ men will be looking to put on a show as three points against Grimsby tomorrow would guarantee automatic promotion, regardless of results elsewhere.


Grimsby Town occupy eleventh place in the league table and, whilst they are unable to reach the play-off places, they will undoubtedly be looking to spoil Stevenage’s fun. The Mariners’ away form has been satisfactory this campaign, winning nine away league fixtures from twenty-two. Grimsby also had a successful FA Cup run, reaching the Quarter finals before being knocked out by Brighton and Hove Albion.

They have had a mixed bag of results recently, so will be unpredictable going into tomorrow’s match. On Tuesday, they picked up a 2-0 victory at home to Crewe Alexandra through goals by Gavan Holohan and Danilo Orsi. But three days prior, Grimsby suffered a 2-0 defeat away to Tranmere.

Paul Hurst is currently enjoying his second spell as Grimsby boss after spending 2011-2016 in charge of The Mariners. Last season, he led his side to National League Play-off Final glory, after beating Solihull Moors at The London Stadium. Hurst previously had managerial spells at Ipswich, Scunthorpe, Shrewsbury and Boston United.


Boro and The Mariners have met on eleven occasions in the past, with the former able to boast a 55% win-rate. Stevenage’s first-ever win against Grimsby came in the 2016/17 campaign as Jobi McAnuff and Steven Schumacher grabbed the goals in a 2-0 victory.

One of the most memorable matches against tomorrow’s opponents was during the 2020/21 as Matty Stevens scored a 95th minute winner to help his side pick up a 2-1 away victory.

This season’s reverse fixture at Blundell Park ended in a 1-1 draw with Jake Reeves grabbing Boro’s only goal.


Will Finnie has been appointed Match Referee for tomorrow’s match, with Scott Williams and Damith Bandara as Assistants, and Stephen Finch as Fourth Official.

Finnie has handed out ninety-five yellow cards and just one red in thirty matches this campaign.


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