Hello there. Well, wasn’t March a tremendous month for the Mariners? If four wins from five wasn’t refreshing enough, simply having just five March fixtures to fulfil was a rarity that was worth celebrating. With 29 points to his credit, the month undoubtedly belonged to the one that dares to Zlatan.
Four goals and an assist for our very own* Ollie Palmer might not help him punctuate the top 10, but he’s certainly made an impression in the average points-per-game table.
Goalkeeper James McKeown led the way at the end of February but he’s been replaced by Shaun Pearson – boosted by the goal and clean sheet he recorded at Welling. After spending so much of the season leading the way, Lenell John-Lewis has slid to fourth, although that was in part due to his absence in the win at Woking and draw at Chester.
Here’s the Top 10 as it stands at the end of March:
With four assists in March, Nathan Arnold was the month’s second highest scorer with 24 points. That’s lifted him to sixth place – his highest position of the season. Having missed the games against Eastleigh and Dover, Jack Mackreth has slipped a couple of places to eighth, while Pittman and Clay remain in the Top 10 by a comfortable margin (Scott Brown is nowhere close in 11th).
The next table makes interesting reading. He may have only turned out 11 times in Town’s colours but Ollie Palmer is averaging 4.73 points per game and leads the way. Arnold and Jon-Paul Pittman have done well in this version of the table – when they play, they contribute. Arnold’s four assists and Pittman’s two goals in March underlines this point:
With just five games of the regular season remaining, I’ll be back at the start of May with the final league tables (in full). However, if the Conference play-offs beckon, I may wait until those games are completed before I reveal who’s crowned Grimsby Town’s first ever All That and a Bag of Chips’ Fantasy Player of the Season (now there’s a mouthful).
*He’s actually contracted to Mansfield Town