Yesterday we went to Carlisle, it’s the 1st time we have been before.
We stopped at the Magpie pub which was very nice. We laughed at the 2 dogs running around and hoped it wasn’t the highlight of our visit!!
The walk to the ground wasn’t far but the ground was quite hidden so we had to ask somebody where to go. It was a shame that some home ‘fans’ were quite rude as they walked past……
We finally walked round to the right entry and the sun was blinding it was also odd that the seats overlapped the terrace behind the goal?
Everybody was a bit puzzled by the formation when the 1st 11 came out. Maybe it was because we ‘lost’ the midfield battle in the home tie not so long ago that the formation was changed.
It was good to see Captain and Legend Craig Disley back, he sat in midfield with Zak Mills and Comley. With a back 3 and 2 wing backs.
We started well without really testing the keeper but in the 31st minute a through ball to Carlisles top scorer that he finished put the home side 1-0 up and that’s how it stayed until half time.
By the start of the 2nd half the sun had gone and the cold set it. Maybe Carlisle defence got caught cold as Omar Bogle muscled his way past a defender and scored 1-1!!!!
New signing Yussef came on and gave us that extra spark we were looking for as Carlisle hunted for a goal to go ahead again BUT it was the Mariners that scored next. Danny Andrew curled a beaut of a corner onto Omar’s head who put it into the back of then net unchallenged yesssss 2-1!!!
Carlisle didn’t stop though they kept coming but a brilliant save from ‘Deanooo’ thwarted another attacked. As they pushed forward Omar got the ball near us, flicked it through for new singing Adi Yussef to race clear and pick his spot to score 3-1!!!!
Credit @leeblease for the above photo
We still had chance to have the ball in the net for a 4th time!! Again Danny Andrew whipped the ball in from a corner and it went straight in a la Joe Colbeck at Sincil Bank but the ref blew for a foul on the keeper….
At the end fans and players were overjoyed we were the 1st team to go Brunton Park and come away with all 3 points this season.
Henderson even threw his gloves into the crowd!
It may have been cold but the journey back was a good one. It’s always good to follow the Grimsby away especially when we win!!
See you at Hartlepool, we won’t mention the result last time one of our mums went 🙈