GRIMSBY TOWN 7, ALFRETON TOWN 0
Monday Aug 25, 2014
TEN-MAN REDS HIT FOR SEVEN
Alfreton Town suffered their heaviest league defeat in almost 15 years when they were thrashed 7-0 at in-form Grimsby Town in the Vanarama Conference on August Bank Holiday Monday.
The previous heaviest loss in recent times was a 7-1 defeat at home to Ashton United on October 10th, 1999, in the Northern Premier League, Caine Cheetham the Reds scorer in front of just 142.
Monday's capitulation was a fifth successive league defeat which continued Alfreton's worst ever start to a Conference Premier Division campaign and the problems for stand-in manager Russ O'Neill - already missing the suspended Luke Graham and injured Chris Smith - continued as Anthony Howell was sent off in the second half for a reckless two-footed challenge and he will now miss the next three games through suspension.
Duane Courtney also added to the woes as his come-back from injury was cut short and he exited the game early after just 28 minutes as the Reds went down to a fourth successive league defeat at Blundell Park.
The Grimsby goals came from Lennell John-Lewis after ten minutes, an unfortunate Cameron Dawson own goal on 31, and a Paul Pittman effort all before half-time. Further goals followed from ex-Red Craig Clay on 46 and 88 minutes, Scott Brown on 79 and Scott Neilson on 90.
MATCH PICTURE ALBUM HERE MATCH REPORT HERE
Alfreton Town return to action on Saturday when Braintree Town are the visitors to the Impact Arena. Kick-off is 3pm.