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 will visit Premier League giants Chelsea from the Carabao Cup third round after the punishment shoot-out heroics of James McKeown from Macclesfield.
After the rearranged tie finished mcKeown, named captain before his season saved in Connor Kirby and Fraser Horsfall.
And the reward of his side is a trip to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Actual chances were far and few between despite Macclesfield using a lot of the ball at locations — in the opening 45 seconds.
Although Theo Archibald called house goalkeeper James McKeown connor Kirby and Miles Welch-Hayes fired wide midway through the half.
In the opposite end, Ogbu linked-up neatly with James Hanson — but the offender was not able to summon a first-time end to coincide.
Upon the restart, then the house side assumed control. However, opportunities were also passed by Ogbu, Matt Green, and Hanson.
With youth grad Max Wright going close to making his mark, moments after coming from the bench elliott Whitehouse also hauled narrowly wide about the elongate.
In the end, however, the tie was settled from 12 yards as club captain McKeown took centre stage.

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