OPINION: Grimsby Town's Conference title rivals dropping away one by one
By Lee Jones, Deputy Sports Editor
WELL, we didn't expect to be praising Dartford this week – not with Grimsby Town's FA Trophy semi-final first leg against them on Saturday.
But – credit where credit is due – Tony Burman's men did the Mariners a big favour last night, beating Luton 1-0.
The Hatters are now 14 points adrift and on the verge of being discounted from the title race completely. I'm not sure why that's quite so satisfying, but it is!
In-form Mansfield also came a cropper, which is handy – although their defeat was to Newport, so mixed emotions on that one.
There were also wins for Wrexham and Forest Green but you can't have everything your own way, and one by one the promotion-chasers seem to be dropping away.
Let's hope a couple more have fallen by the wayside once Town have safely made it to Wembley – at the Darts' expense.
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