Match Report: Grimsby Borough vs Sheffield FC - Saturday 3rd September 2022 [1-4]
Sheffield FC cruised to their first win of the season, as they ran out 4-1 winners over Grimsby Borough, in a physical encounter at the Bradley Stadium.
The visitors started the strongest, and tested ex-Clubbie keeper Ryan Musselwhite early on, with Connor Cutts’ header tipped round the post with a full stretch save.
Club took the lead on 13 minutes, as young James Oliver combined with Marc Newsham, teeing up Steve McDonnell at the back post to make it 1-0.
Sheffield’s early dominated was clear for all to see, and they should have extended their lead shortly after, as Stephen Brogan weaved through a mesmerised defence, only to see his chip sail just over.
Grimsby went close straight away, and could count themselves unfortunate not to be level, as Tom Jamieson’s shot beat Jordan Pierrepont at the near post, only to rattle down and out off the crossbar.
It was 2-0 on 23 minutes, as Brogan's free-kick was met in the middle of the box, with skipper Adam Watson nodding home.
Borough pulled one back on half time from the spot, after Josh Burns was harshly judged to have handled the ball; Pierrepont saved the first effort only to be ruled too far from his line, with Caine Winfarrah smashing home the retaken penalty.
Burns was able to redeem himself on 53 minutes, as he was able to scramble home a corner, with Brogan once again the provider.
The game was wrapped up on 58 minutes, Connor Cutts the scorer with a shot on the turn in the area.
Borough's day was made even worse ten minutes from time, as Tom Jamieson was shown a straight red for a dangerous off the ball challenge on Benni Ndlovu, which saw the Sheffield youngster pushed into the advertising hoardings.
Grimsby Borough: Ryan Musselwhite, Tom Jamieson, Caine Winfarrah, Owen Davey, Callum Lovett, Thomas Hipwell, Adam Drury, Tom Sawyer, Luis Adlard, Jack Debnam ©, Owen Vincent. Substitutes: Kieran Perry, Jack Barlow, Henry Ellis, Callum Robinson, Lewis Bemrose.
Sheffield FC: Jordan Pierrepont, Jamie Yates, Rory Coleman, Adam Watson ©, Joshua Burns, Reece Fielding, Stephen Brogan, Connor Cutts, Marc Newsham, Steven McDonnell, James Oliver. Substitutes: Maasai Dearlove, Benni Ndlovu, Joe Maguire, Morgan James, Harry Mitchell.
Referee: David Jones