Grimsby Town Football Club GRIMSBY TOWN
Ground: Blundell Park,
South Humberside
DN35 7PY
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Tel: 01472-605 050
Websites: Official website
Fans - The Cod Almighty
Mariners Forum
Getting there
By Car: (approx 218 miles from HW)
M40 west and exit at junction 10 (A43) to join up with M1 at junction 15A. Continue north on M1 for 93 miles to junction 32 and then join M18 (north). Continue on M18 for 21 miles to junction 5. Join M180 (Grimsby) and continue onto A180 and follow signs for Cleethorpes and Grimsby Town FC. The ground is on the left on the Grimsby Road. Check for specific or more detailed directions.
Train: Nearest station Cleethorpes. Approx one mile from ground. Turn right out of station and then left into Popular Road. At junction turn right into Grimsby Road. Ground is just over half a mile on the right.
Please note there are no late night trains departing from Cleethorpes station.
Check for specific times and connections.
Chairboy Connections
Players who have played for both Clubs.
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Will Antwi - Defender who made 55 appearances for Wycombe during a four year spell having signed on a free from Aldershot Town in May 2005. Scored one goal in four loan appearances for Grimsby during the 2011/12 season while at Luton Town. Moved to Dagenham after his spell with Wycombe. Later played for Staines Town before joining Wimbledon in September 2012, where he spent two years.

Ashley Chambers - Striker who scored one goal for Wanderers during a three game loan spell from Leicester City in August 2009. Later made more than 100 appearances for York City, scoring 19 League goals and playing in City's first game back in the Football League (versus Wycombe) in August 2012. Made 10 Conference appearances for Cambridge United during the 2013/14 season following his release from York. Subsquently moved back into the Football League with Dagenham and Redbridge before switching to Grimsby in June 2016.

Paris Cowan-Hall - Nippy midfielder who played three times on loan for Grimsby during the 2009/10 season while with then Premiership Portsmouth. Joined Wanderers on a free transfer from Plymouth Argyle in June 2013, making 53 appearances and scoring 11 times before a move to then 'Championship' side Millwall in December 2014 for a fee believed to be in the region of 200,000. Had an injury hit time with Millwall and returned on loan to Wycombe during the 2015/16 season and again at the start of the 2016/17 campaign.

Matt Harrold - Striker who scored 22 goals in 75 appearances for Wycombe having signed from Southend United in September 2008 for a 10,000 fee. Had spent two years with The Shrimpers following a previous spell with Yeovil Town. Originally a trainee with Southend but broke into senior football through Brentford in 2003, scoring twice for Grimsby in 6 loan appearances from The Bees towards the end of the 2004/5 season. Released by Wycombe in May 2010 following relegation to League Two. Spent a year with Shrewsbury Town and then three with Bristol Rovers before signing for Crawley Town in June 2014 having reportedly impressed Town Manager John Gregory while playing for Rovers against The Red Devils. Spent the latter part of the 2014/15 season on loan at Cambridge United, making 6 appearances and scoring once.

Wayne Henderson - Goalkeeper who made three appearances for Wanderers at the end of the 2003/4 season while on the books of Aston Villa. Had two loan spells at Notts County the following season, while still at Villa, making 11 League appearances. Later spent time on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion before a permanent move to The Seagulls in January 2005. Made a 150,000 move to Preston North End in January 2007 but a back serious back injury eventually ended his career following a brief loan spell at Grimsby Town. Never made a First Team appearance for Villa.

Iffy Onoura - Striker who spent a short spell on loan at Wycombe at the start of the 2003/4 season while on the books of Sheffield United - making 6 appearances. Joined Grimsby on a short term deal shortly after his return to The Blades and made 19 League appearances - scoring 3 times before moving to Tranmere Rovers in February 2004. Has made over 500 appearances and scored in excess of 100 goals in his professional career having started out at Huddersfield Town before spells with Mansfield Town, Gillingham, Swindon Town, Gillingham (again) and then Sheffield United. Moved back to Huddersfield in March 2004 but retired from playing at the end of the 2003/4 campaign aged 36.

Jon-Paul Pitman - Striker who originally joined Wanderers from then Conference side Crawley Town in January 2009. Scored 17 times in 82 appearances before switching to Oxford United in the summer of 2011 - scoring 5 goals in 30 League appearances. Spent time back on loan at Crawley during the 2011/12 season before returning for a second spell at Wycombe in 2013/14 under Manager Gareth Ainsworth. Joined Grimsby Town in the summer of 2014 following his release from Wanderers and was part of the side that gained promotion to the Football League at the end of the 2015/16 campaign.

Ron Rafferty - Wanderers striker who later turned into a legend for The Mariners. Originally spotted by Portsmouth while playing Isthmian league football for Wycombe. Moved to Fratton Park in July 1954 but transferred to Grimsby two years later after scoring five goals in 23 appearances for Pompey.
In six years with The Mariners, Rafferty scored 145 League goals in 263 appearances, including 34 goals during their 1961/62 promotion season.
Rafferty made his Wycombe debut in in January 1954 at the age of 19 and scored 10 goals in 14 appearances before Portsmouth gave him a chance in the professional game.
After leaving Grimsby in the summer of 1963, Rafferty went on to finish his career at Hull City and Aldershot. His final League record read as 383 appearances and 166 goals.

Fred Rouse - First professional player for The Wanderers back at the start of the 1900's before moving to The Mariners in 1902. Later played for Stoke, Everton, Chelsea and West Brom.

Gary Silk - Defender who spent the vast majority of the 2004/5 season on loan to Wycombe from Portsmouth. Eventually recalled early by Pompey in March 2005 and eventually joined Notts County on a free during the summer of 2006. Went on to join Mansfield Town in the summer of 2008 and clocked up over 100 appearances for The Stags in a three year spell. Also played on loan at Boston United while at Portsmouth and later joined The Pilgrims on a permanent basis following time with Grimsby Town during the 2011/12 season.

Dayle Southwell - Striker who began his pro football The Mariners youth side during the 2010/11 season - making his senior debut aged 17. However, after a loan spell with Harrogate Town, transfered to Boston United in the summer of 2014 and went on to become a scoring sensation - bagging 54 goals in two seasons. Joined Wanderers in July 2016 on a two year deal.

Anthony Straker - Defender who made four loan appearances at Wycombe during the 2010/11 while at he was still at Aldershot. Totalled more than 200 apps for The Shots having progressed through their Youth Team. Signed for Southend United in the summer of 2012 and transfered to York City two years later. Appeared on loan for Motherwell during the second half of the 2014/15 season before a short spell with Grimsby in the second half of the 2015/16 season.

Other connections
Former Wanderers midfielder Kenny Swain went on to manage Town in the mid 1990's.
Chairboys all-time record against Grimsby Town
Tue, Dec 2, 1997 FL2 A D 0-0 4,160
Fri, Apr 10, 1998 FL2 H D 1-1 5,846
Sat, Jan 6, 2001 FAC3 H D 1-1 5,390
Tue, Jan 16, 2001 FAC3r A W 3-1 3,269
Mon, Aug 25, 2003 FL2 A L 1-3 4,512
Sat, Jan 3, 2004 FL2 H W 4-1 4,519
Mon, Aug 30, 2004 FL3 H W 2-0 4,320
Sat, April 9, 2005 FL3 A D 0-0 3,452
Fri, Oct 7, 2005 FL3 A W 1-0 7,206
Sat, Nov 19, 2005 FL3 H W 3-1 6,125
Sat, Nov 18, 2006 FL3 H D 1-1 5,037
Mon, Apr 9, 2007 FL3 A D 2-2 4,721
Sat, Oct 20, 2007 FL3 H W 3-0 4,052
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 FL3 A W 1-0 2,537
Sat, Oct 11, 2008 FL3 A D 1-1 4,562
Sat, Jan 17, 2009 FL3 H L 0-1 4,461
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 FL3 H W 2-1 3,686
Sat, Mar 4, 2017 FL3 A W 2-1 4,668
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 FL3 A W 3-2 4,016
Mon, Apr 2, 2018 FL3 H W 2-1 5,215
FL2 = Football League Division Two
FL3 = Football League Division Three/League Two
FAC = FA Challenge Cup
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