'Pleased' to see game off
GRIMSBY Town's title rivals will have been 'pleased' to see another Mariners game bite the dust this week.
That's the view of joint boss Paul Hurst, pictured, after Tuesday's Conference clash with Nuneaton was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
On the same evening, Wrexham, Forest Green and Newport took the opportunity to close the gap on the leaders.
Town, meanwhile, have to squeeze another rearranged encounter into a packed March and April as their quest for a league and FA Trophy double continues.
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"It's going to be busy," said Hurst. "But we're not on our own with that.
"Wrexham are in the FA Trophy, the same as ourselves, and other teams up there are still a few games behind us.
"I'm sure there will be teams who are better off and will be pleased that our game got called off.
"We benefited a few weeks ago (against Hyde) when we were pretty much the only ones who played, and the other night we were one of the few not to play.
"It would have been nice to have had the opportunity to continue that momentum on."
On the latest of the Mariners' five postponements this season, Hurst continued: "I was down at Burton last Sunday and all the while I was there it was chucking it down with rain.
"I think it was heavy after Saturday when Nuneaton played at home, and from their side I don't see any reason why they would want to get the game off.
"So it's frustrating, but if it's not right to play then that's the way it is."