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Bristol Rovers beat Grimsby on penalties to return to Football League

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Lee Mansell celebrates after scoring the winning penalty for Bristol Rovers.

Lee Mansell kept his cool to score the winning penalty as Bristol Rovers sealed an immediate return to the Football League with a 5-3 shootout victory over Grimsby in the Conference playoff final.

Rovers manager Darrell Clarke took the bold move of replacing goalkeeper Will Puddy with Steve Mildenhall at the end of extra time but the former Mariners stopper was not needed as Jon-Paul Pittman blazed his penalty over.

With every other penalty put away after the sides could not be separated following...

Memorable week for Roberts

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James Roberts celebrated signing a new contract by scoring the first two goals of his career as Oxford won 3-1 at Grimsby to advance into the second round of the FA Cup.

The 18-year-old put pen to paper on a new Oxford deal on Friday and 24 hours later grabbed two first-half goals before Danny Rose added a third after the break as the U's saw off non-league Grimsby at Blundell Park with Shaun Pearson grabbing a late consolation for the hosts.

Grimsby, who sit second in the Conference, started the brighter...

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Sacha Baron Cohen putting Grimsby on the map?

We've often wondered which football teams Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy creations would support. 

Does Borat follow FC Shakhter Karagandy? Does Ali G have a soft spot for Staines Town? Is Bruno a secret Rapid Vienna fan?

The British comedian/writer/director now has a new football-themed project in the pipeline, centred on the English fishing port of Grimsby. 

Cohen's latest film focuses on a football hooligan who convinces his secret-agent brother to go on the run with him. What a hook...

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Arsenal draw Tottenham in FA Cup

Arsenal will face another North London derby this season as they drew Tottenham in the third round of the FA Cup.

Arsene Wenger and Andre Villas-Boas are set to go head to head in a North London derby in the third round in January.
Arsene Wenger and Andre Villas-Boas are set to go head to head in a North London derby in the third round in January.

FA Cup: Grimsby shock
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The Gunners, top of the Premier League, beat their local rivals 1-0 earlier this season, but face a tough test if they are to progress in the cup as Andre Villas-Boas’ side look to have turned a corner of late.

In other all-Premier League ties, Norwich...