Tomorrow will be a big day for Grimsby Town as they look to reach the third round of the FA Cup for the first time in 11 years. The incentive for the players and management is a potential money-spinning tie against the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool or Arsenal.
Standing in their way are Northampton Town, and for many a Grimsby fan tomorrow's game will evoke memories of a special day 15 years ago. Chris Dawkes reports.
It is not exactly the sort of place you'd expect to see a Hollywood superstar. But last night Ali G and Borat actor Sacha Baron Cohen threw out the mankini and donned a Grimsby Town shirt for the Mariners' game against Cambridge United at Blundell Park.
It is thought the star was doing some research for a new film as Mel Barham explains
It's not the sort of place you'd expect to see a Hollywood superstar. But last night Ali G and Borat actor Sacha Baron Cohen threw out the mankini and donned a Grimsby Town shirt for the Mariners' game against Cambridge United at Blundell Park.
The 41-year-old from Hammersmith was sitting among the supporters in the Pontoon Stand and told fans he was there researching for a future film project.
Whether Town's 1-0 defeat to Cambridge convinced him that Grimsby is the team for him remains to be seen but, who knows, this might not be the last we've seen of Mr Cohen down at Blundell Park?
Grimsby Town's joint manager Rob Scott says his team needs to pick themselves up after their Wembley heartache. He spoke to Calendar's Chris Dawkes after the Mariners lost the FA Trophy final in a penalty shoot-out.
Grimsby Town have been beaten in the FA Trophy Final after a penalty shoot-out.The Mariners had taken the lead in the 71st thanks to a goal from Andy Cook. But Wrexham equalised just 9 minutes from full-time taking the game into extra-time.
But with neither side able to break the deadlock after a further 30 minutes the Final went to a penalty shoot-out which the Welsh side won 4 -1. Grimsby's Joe Colbeck netting the mariners' only spot kick.