Action & Reaction – Carlisle

Grimsby Town interim manager Anthony Limbrick was left frustrated with his side’s 0-0 Sky Bet League Two draw with Carlisle United at Brunton Park.

The Mariners had plenty of chances to earn all three points, as they went close through Charles Vernam, James Hanson, and an offside Harry Davis goal.

But Limbrick was frustrated that Town couldn’t put their chances away to pick up the win.

Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “It was positive that we created so many chances, especially having not created many last week.

“We hit the post from a James Hanson chance, we hit the crossbar, and we had a goal disallowed for offside against Harry Davis.

“It was a very good delivery from Jake Hessenthaler and when Harry scored we thought he was onside but he was flagged offside.

“We had a Charles Vernam chance right at the end of the first half, and we also got a couple more balls into the box.

“So at half time I don’t think anyone could have argued that we were the team that should have been in the lead.

“Carlisle came for us a little bit more in the second half, but the wind played a factor and it was a little bit harder to get going but we did still create some chances in the second half.

“It’s frustrating because we’ve created so much so you expect to score, and we haven’t scored in a while now.

“We’re feeling a little bit unlucky at the moment but we thought it was a much-improved performance.

“The boys fought well, scrapped well, and did all the ugly things that you have to do when you come away from home and I think that was reflected in the clean sheet.

“But with the chances we created we need to be scoring goals.”

Limbrick is hoping that striker James Hanson’s calf injury isn’t too serious and that he will be available for next Saturday’s clash with Scunthorpe United at Blundell Park (kick-off 1pm).


He said: “He picked up a little bit of a calf injury, but I’m not sure how serious it is at the moment.

“It was just before half time and we didn’t want to push him through if he couldn’t continue.

“He said he was struggling so we thought it was best to make the substitution for Charles Vernam then.

“He’s had a couple of issues with it before, but hopefully it’s not too bad and he’ll be okay for Scunthorpe United next weekend.”



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