Grimsby 0-0 Macclesfield (5-4 on pens): James McKeown stars to earn Mariners a Carabao Cup trip to Chelsea

Grimsby vs Macc’Area
Carabao Cup 2nd Rnd
7:45pm Tuesday 10th September

Blundell Park
(Att: 3011)

Grimsby Town win 5-4 on penalties.
Grimsby and Premier League giants Chelsea in the Carabao Cup third round will visit after the penalty shoot-out heroics of James McKeown from Macclesfield.
After the calibrated tie completed 0-0 after 90 29, mcKeown, named captain before his eighth season saved from Connor Kirby and Fraser Horsfall.
And the reward of his side is a visit to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, September 27.
Opportunities were few and far between despite Macclesfield using plenty of the ball at places — in the opening 45 minutes.
Although Theo Archibald referred to as house goalkeeper James McKeown into actions connor Kirby and Miles Welch-Hayes fired through the first half.
At the end, Ogbu with James Hanson — although the Nigerian forward was not able to muster a first-time finish to match.
Upon the restart, control was supposed by the house side. Nonetheless, opportunities were given up by Ogbu, Matt Green, and Hanson.
With youth graduate Max Wright moving near making his mark, minutes after coming off the bench elliott Whitehouse also hauled narrowly wide about the elongate.
In the end, though, the tie was settled out of 12 metres as club captain McKeown took center stage.

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