Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Stevenage and Grimsby square off against each other at Broadhall Way in the penultimate game of the regular season. The Boro moved one step closer to securing automatic League One promotion thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Swindon, but both Carlisle and Stockport are still breathing down their neck. Barring any fresh injury worries, Steve Evans is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Robins.
The Mariners, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Crewe, but seeing that they have little to play for in the season finale, we are going to bet on the promotion-chasing hosts this time out. No. 9 George Lloyd is widely expected to return to Grimsby’s starting XI after sitting out against the Railwaymen. It has to be noted that the two sides played out a 1-1 draw in the first half of the season.
Highlighted Player (Jake Taylor):
Jake Taylor is a product of the Reading football academy who plays for Exeter City in the League Two. Taylor spent his youth career at Reading, and he continued wearing the blue and white shirt at senior level.
After scoring two goals in 31 appearances with the Royals in the league, the English footballer spent several seasons on loan at the likes of Aldershot Town, Exeter City, Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town, Leyton Orient, and Motherwell. In 2016 Jake Taylor returned to Exeter City, signing a permanent deal with the St James Park outfit.
Despite being born in Ascot, England, on December 1, 1991, Taylor represents Wales on the international stage. He has ten caps with the Wales U21 team, and he made his debut with the Dragons at the senior level in a 2-1 win over Cyprus on October 13, 2014. His primary position is central midfielder.
Highlighted Team (Grimsby):
Founded back in 1878 as Grimsby Pelham, Grimsby Town are a professional football club that compete in League Two, the English fourth tier. Grimsby Town welcome their opponents at Blundell Park, the stadium which has the capacity of 9,027 people (all seated).
The Pilgrims are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Grimsby Town made it to the FA Trophy final on two occasions (2012/13, 2015/16), but they have yet to win the title in the competition. The likes of Hull City and Scunthorpe United are regarded as the club’s main rivals.
The Pilgrims registered their biggest win on September 4, 1925, as they crushed Tranmere Rovers 8-0. Speaking of their heaviest loss, Grimsby Town were beaten by Arsenal 9-1 on January 28, 1931. Pat Glover is sitting in top position in the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 180 league goals on his account.