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I didn’t think a few weeks ago that four of our under-23 players would all be involved in one League Two game but that was exactly what happened when Grimsby Town beat Morecambe 2-1 this weekend.

Anthony Glennon and Josh Benson lined up for Grimsby while Ryan Cooney and Adam Phillips were in the visiting team so it was all about which of the pair, if either, came out on top. In the end it was the Grimsby pair who were the victors. They beat Morecambe 2-1 with two of those three goals scored by our players.

Benson scored Grimsby’s second with a fortuitous free kick while Phillips responded with a late goal, his fourth in nine games for Morecambe who have pulled away from bottom club Stevenage in recent weeks as they look to avoid the drop back into non-league football.

Back at Grimsby, Glennon has been impressing the home supporters right from his debut while Benson is now also getting some good reviews as he continues to make an impact in the Mariners’ midfield.

In their player ratings this weekend, the Grimsby Telegraph said of the pair:

Glennon: What more can you say about him? Everything he does just seems effortless. Make the most of him while he’s at Town until the end of the season.

Benson: Another accomplished performance in the middle, and great to see him get his first professional goal, albeit with a healthy slice of luck.

None of the other players we currently have out on loan played. Christian N’Guessan and Oliver Younger were unused substitutes for Oldham Athletic and St. Patrick’s Athletic respectively while both of Jordan Cropper and Rob Harker saw their National League games with Chesterfield and Hartlepool called off. Kai Calderbank-Park was another to see his team without a game; Hyde United’s at Morpeth was also a victim of the weather.

Curzon Ashton’s game against Telford was also a victim of the weather, although Tunde Bayode was reported to be out injured, and injury kept Scott Wilson out of the Blyth Spartans team who were beaten 3-0 at home against Altrincham.

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