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History of the Grimsby Town v Darlington fixture

Grimsby Town prepare to entertain Darlington at Blundell Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Mighty Mariners are clearly on top, winning 60.87% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Blundell Park was just last season, in August 2005, with Darlington inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Mighty Mariners in a League Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Fri 29 SepDarlington2 - 2Grimsby TownLGE2
2005/2006Tue 17 JanDarlington0 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
2005/2006Sat 20 AugGrimsby Town0-1DarlingtonLGE2
2004/2005Sat 19 MarGrimsby Town0 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2004/2005Sat 07 AugDarlington1 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
1988/1989Tue 04 AprDarlington1 - 1Grimsby TownLGE2
1988/1989Tue 14 FebGrimsby Town0 - 0DarlingtonLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Grimsby Town have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While Mighty Mariners have scored 6, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Darlington is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the The Quakers have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Grimsby Town are currently lying in 20th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 29 from their 28 matches played. Darlington find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 34 points from their 27 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Grimsby Town61052133
Darlington6114594

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Mighty Mariners's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Darlington. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Grimsby Town Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 5 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Darlington Not won in previous 5 away matches.