Borough swoop for released Town youngster Fuller
JOSH Fuller is set to sign for Grimsby Borough after featuring in their first pre-season friendly.
The former Grimsby Town youngster – who made nine appearances for the Mariners – scored as Borough drew 1-1 at Selby Town on Wednesday.
The Grimsby-born winger was released by the Mariners' joint bosses Paul Hurst and Rob Scott in April, shortly before his two-year deal expired.
The 19-year-old made his Town debut in May 2009, having impressed in the youth team.
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Borough joint boss Nigel Fanthorpe said: "Josh will be signing for us once we get the forms sorted."
The Wilderness Boys visited Northern Counties Premier Division side Selby with a squad of 16.
They battled well on a decent surface against a lively Selby side, but missed three good chances.
Andy Taylor got in behind the Selby full-back with a terrific turn of pace that took him one-on-one but his scuffed shot made it easy for the keeper to gather.
Fuller then hit a drive with the home keeper happy to turn away for a corner, and he again got in behind and hit an early strike that rattled the crossbar.
Taylor got to the by-line and pulled back for Luke Fanthorpe who blazed over the bar from eight yards.
The defence looked solid ably led by the experienced David Unsworth and Rick Forrest at centre-back.
Changes were made at half-time as expected but the team carried on in the same vein, opting to go 4-4-2 with Taylor and Fuller causing problems with their pace up front.
The opening goal came after 70 minutes with Taylor outpacing the Selby defence to cut the ball back for the supporting Fuller to hammer the ball into the corner of the net.
More changes were being made with tired legs and sore feet the main problems.
As the game approached the 90 minute mark Selby got their equaliser as their midfielder went through three tired looking tackles to give Gareth Johnson no chance from ten yards.
Tonight Borough visit Lincoln United (7.30pm).