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Hughes strike enough for Magpies

06 Feb 2010 18:57:10

Hughes strike enough for Magpies

The striker hammered home in the 69th minute at Blundell Park to consign the home side to a record 20th league game without a win. Ricky Ravenhill was in the thick of the first-half action, with the County midfielder testing Nick Colgan with two volleys and then sending a third inches wide. But he blotted his copy book with a yellow card for a two-footed tackle on Peter Sweeney and was fortunate not to be sent off after hauling back Wes Fletcher. Grimsby's Tommy Wright headed over from a Sweeney corner and then the striker was booked for a two-footed lunge on Neal Bishop, The crucial goal came from a long clearance from goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel which was missed by centre-back Paul Linwood. Hughes raced clear and hit a right-foot shot into the far corner. Grimsby went close to an equaliser when an overhead kick from substitute Nathan Jarman was clawed away by Schmeichel.


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