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 see with Premier League giants Chelsea in the Carabao Cup third round against Macclesfield following the penalty shoot-out heroics of James McKeown.
Following the calibrated tie completed 0-0 after 90 29, mcKeown, named captain ahead of his season rescued in Connor Kirby and Fraser Horsfall.
And also his side’s reward is a money-spinning trip to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Chances were far and few between in the opening 45 seconds — despite Macclesfield using plenty of the ball in areas.
While Theo Archibald also called home goalkeeper James McKeown in to action connor Kirby and Miles Welch-Hayes fired through the first half.
With James Hanson, Ogbu linked-up neatly at the end — however, the Nigerian was unable to summon a first-time finish to coincide.
Upon the restart, then the house side assumed control. Nonetheless, opportunities were given up Matt Green, by Ogbu, and Hanson.
With childhood grad Max Wright going near making his mark, even moments after coming from the bench elliott Whitehouse also dragged narrowly wide on the stretch.
Finally, however, the tie was settled from 12 metres as club captain McKeown took center stage.

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