Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Brigg Town FC have an attractive pre-season friendly tonight against Grimsby Town at the Hawthorns, with the Mariners expected to field a strong team.
This fixture goes back a long, long way. I can recall, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, watching some of note and queueing for Grimsby players' autographs outside the old green-painted wooden changing rooms.
Grimsby keeper Charlie Wright played in one of these games, as did Doug Collins, shortly before he was sold to Burnley,  then playing in the old First Division (now the Premiership).
We hope tonight's game draws the sort of support those clashes decades ago attracted.

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