Grimsby Edge A Play-Off Classic To Stun Wrexham

By Sam Elliott

There was to be no Hollywood ending for Wrexham as Grimsby’s sensational box office display saw them through to the National League Promotion Final.

In what was without question one of the greatest play-off games ever played, Paul Hurst’s remarkable never-say-due team edged a helter-skelter match 5-4.

On a day of fine attacking intent and desperate defending, it was ultimately a centre-back who proved to be the difference.

Luke Waterfall’s winner late into extra time - his second of the game - sparked wild celebrations.

How Grimsby love keeping their tormented fans on the edge.

They scored twice late on Monday and Notts County but that Eliminator was timid in comparison.

Manager Hurst told us at full-time: “I actually felt emotional afterward, and that is so unlike me.

“But after a while I went back to being plain old boring Paul!

“No matter what would have happened, how it would have ended, it was an incredible effort from the players.

“It was a fantastic game of football. I have to give so much credit to the team and to all the staff here.”

They now meet either Solihull Moors or Chesterfield in next Sunday’s Promotion Final.

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