Grimsby Borough boss calls for three-point haul
JOINT boss Nigel Fanthorpe has demanded that Borough take all three points when they meet Hallam in the Northern Counties East League tomorrow (3pm).
The Wilderness Boys welcome the Sheffield outfit to the Bradley Community Stadium, having picked up just one point from their last two games.
And speaking ahead of the game, Fanthorpe said: "We need a win to put pressure on the sides above us. Three points is an absolute must."
Since a run of three consecutive wins last month, Borough have gone on to win only one of their next six games, with the latest being a 1-0 defeat at Shirebrook Town on Wednesday.
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Borough started the game well and created two decent opportunities for former Grimsby Town striker Andy Taylor, but the Wilderness Boys struggled to break the deadlock in the first-half.
Shortly after coming out for the second half, Borough were dealt a blow when Scott Radworth was injured, with James Petronzio replacing him on the right wing.
But the deadlock was broken just after the hour mark.
The ball was punted into Borough's half after an head injury to a Shirebrook defender resulted in a uncontested drop ball.
But the visitors gave possession away cheaply, gifting Christian Harrison the opportunity to roll the ball past Leigh Cook and give his side the lead.
At the other end, Borough had a chance to hit straight back when Taylor found Petronzio at the back post, but he couldn't quite reach the ball.
John Gaughan and Bobby Lewisham were both brought on as Borough tried to salvage a point.
But despite their efforts, they couldn't find an equaliser as Shirebrook condemned Borough to their sixth defeat this season.
Fanthorpe said: "We are hoping to push on from Wednesday night when we let in a bad goal and could not quite find the equaliser.
"It was a scrappy game, and we need to put things right tomorrow against Hallam."