Grimsby back in big league

The Daily Telegraph - Total Football - - EUROPEAN FOOTBALL - By Tom Ough

Grimsby Town have re­turned to the Foot­ball League af­ter a six-year ab­sence by beat­ing For­est Green Rovers 3-1 at Wem­b­ley in the National League play-off fi­nal.

Omar Bogle opened the scor­ing three min­utes be­fore half-time when he headed home a free-kick from deep. The striker bagged an­other less than a minute later with a poacher’s ef­fort, cap­i­tal­is­ing on a spilt free-kick to ex­tend Grimsby’s ad­van­tage.

Keanu Marsh-Brown clawed one back for Rovers with a blis­ter­ing shot from dis­tance. His side turned the screws and brought on Jon Parkin, the vet­eran for­mer Stoke City for­ward, as they took the game to the Mariners.

But Rovers left them­selves open as they hunted down the equaliser. With men com­mit­ted up­field, they paid the price as Grimsby broke on the counter and Nathan Arnold rounded name­sake Steve Arnold in the Rovers goal to seal vic­tory in front of 17,198 fans.

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