Grimsby Town youth team win EFL North East Youth Alliance title

Grimsby Town youth team win EFL North East Youth Alliance title

By Adam Smith
7 May
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Grimsby Town youth team were crowned EFL North East Youth Alliance champions as they beat Lincoln City 1-0 at Cheapside.


Neil Woods’ side won the league title as Lennon Stead capitalised on a goalkeeper mistake to smash it home into an open goal in the 94th minute.

But that wasn’t the only moment of drama in the game – goalkeeper Ollie Battersby pulled off a brilliant save to keep out Lincoln’s second-half penalty.

And with the game goalless, the young Mariners sent their men forward – with four up front – as they chased the goal which could clinch the title.

And forward Lennon Stead gave them just that, with his Sergio Aguero-style goal which made it 1-0, and ultimately won the title for Town.

And, despite Doncaster Rovers’ 2-1 away defeat to Notts County, Town did still need to beat Lincoln due to Doncaster’s superior goal difference.

The Mariners ended up as champions on 46 points, with a goal difference of +20, after 13 wins, seven draws, and just four defeats – the fewest in the league.

Second-place Doncaster finished as runners-up on 44 points, with a goal difference of +21, after winning the same amount of games as Town, but drawing five and losing seven.

Watch the highlights from Town's title-winning clash here.


We would like to thank everybody involved for their hard work in making this magnificent season possible!

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