at the Hawthorns
Brigg Town (0) 0
Grimsby Town XI (2) 6
Jon-Paul Pittman 25, 50, 79
Padraig Amond 27,
James Wroot 87, 89
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Zand, Corlyon, Bedford, Organ, Lee (C), Barden, Rookyard, Mortimer, O'Malley, Wray, King
Subs - Winn, Wilks, Saltmer, Daddy, Mountain, Phillips (GK)
J Pearson; Crowther, Sunter, Sibbick, Hurst, Marshall, Clifton, Venney, Wright; Pittman, Amond.
Subs - Jennings, Wroot, Phillips, Keeple, Hough, Heath-Drury
The Zebras enjoyed a few brief flurries forward, but were pegged back into their last third for the majority of the game.
By the time they broke the deadlock and then doubled the score in quick succession, just before the half hour mark, they could already have been three or four goals to the good, were it not for the efforts of the Brigg Keeper Rob Zand.
HT - Brigg Town 0 v Grimsby Town 2
Tom Lee, the home side's captain put in a creditable performance, but the visitors were passing the Zebras out of the game at will and leaving their defence chasing shadows.
It was like watching a gang of big lads nicking the ball off of a gang of infants in a play park and telling them they could only have it back if they played against them and were prepared to take a bit of a pasting into the bargain.
The second half was more one sided than the first, even if the Mariners did need two late goals to chalk up the kind of winning margin they thoroughly deserved.
Pittman added two more well taken goals and Marcus Marshall, who had been tormenting the home side down the right flank all night, provided the bullets for James Wroot to finish Brigg off with a double whammy inside the last few minutes.
Brigg Town will be hoping that they have taken a few lessons out of being given a bit of a runaround tonight and will want to pick themselves back up before they face Teversal at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
And Grimsby Town ought to have been sent to bed early, with no supper, for bullying their little mates from down the road.
FT - Brigg Town 0 v Grimsby Town 6
As always, it was great to catch up with Simon and Tim Harris at Brigg Town, top lads... keep up the good work!