Sinclair at double for Mariners
Dean Sinclair scored twice as Grimsby ended their 25-game winless run with a 3-0 victory over Shrewsbury.
Last Updated: 06/03/10 7:21pm
Dean Sinclair was the two-goal hero as Grimsby finally ended their 25-game winless run with a 3-0 victory over promotion-chasing Shrewsbury.
The midfielder netted a penalty on the stroke of half-time, and added a second after 57 minutes before Jean Louis Akpro fired home the third after 64.
Jamie Cureton twice went close for Shrewsbury before Dave Hibbert had a shot saved by Nick Colgan, but then Grimsby went ahead through a penalty when Akpro was felled in the box by Kelvin Langmead. Sinclair hit the spot-kick low to David Button's right.
Colgan denied the Shrews early in the second half when he raced from his goal to block a shot from Kevin McIntyre, who had broken clear.
The visitors paid for this miss when Grimsby went further ahead. Akpro had a shot saved by Button but Sinclair swept home the rebound for his second of the game.
And Grimsby made it three when Akpro was played through by Lee Peacock and he struck a sweet left-foot volley into the bottom corner.