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VIDEO: Solihull fans’ chant mocking Grimsby at half time comes back to haunt them

Solihull Moors fans’ chant mocking Grimsby Town at half time of the National League playoff final on Sunday comes back to haunt them.

A video has emerged showing what took place in the concourse at the London Stadium, with the scoreline going into the break 1-0 to the West Midlands outfit.

However, it was the Mariners who had the last laugh, going on to get an equaliser, then netted in extra time to see Solihull going home gutted.

The video views are quickly racking up since it was published onto social media and everyone can’t help but laugh at Solihull’s expense especially following this.

Substitute Jordan Maguire-Drew got Grimsby’s extra time winner which sent Grimsby straight back up to League Two with a 2-1 victory.

6ft 9in Kyle Hudlin, who is expected to sign for an EFL club this summer, saw his header put Solihull in the lead on the stroke of half time.

Top scorer John McAtee was on hand to level the scoreline and send the match to extra time.

Maguire-Drew produced a great finish from a long throw-in, completing the turnaround with nine minutes left on the clock.

Promotion takes Grimsby back to the Football League following one season in English football’s fifth tier, something that hadn’t been done for a number of years as most clubs tend to struggle getting back up.


23 May 2022 – Notts County 1–2 (AET) Grimsby Town
24 May 2022 – FC Halifax Town 1–2 Chesterfield

28 May 2022 – Wrexham 4–5 (AET) Grimsby Town
29 May 2022 – Solihull Moors 3–1 Chesterfield

2022 National League playoff final
Solihull Moors 1–2 (AET) Grimsby Town
London Stadium, London
Attendance: 22,897


The comeback, goals, and final whistle that sent Grimsby back into the EFL – over 13,000 Mariners fans in full voice at the London Stadium too! πŸ‘πŸ–€πŸ€

(πŸŽ₯ Video Credit: @vinnywhufc @_DanMason @RickByrneJoiner)

Posted by Football League Fan Banter on Sunday, 5 June 2022

“I knew we were better than what the results suggested,” Hurst said in his first words after sealing promotion. “Of course, a couple were but this is an amazing feeling, I’m so pleased for everyone.

“The way we went down and without fans with covid, it didn’t sit right. We went down because we weren’t good enough and so many months of that was myself.

“Dave Moore said he wanted to go all the way. Short of penalties, we couldn’t have gone much closer.

“We were a little bit earlier today, maybe too early! I’m so pleased, so much effort has gone in. I’m pleased for the academy too, Neil Woods works so hard and this makes life easier even though the owners have always supported it.

“It can’t happen again. I left the club one place behind the play-offs but from afar it didn’t feel like the club kicked on properly.

“Whether we can remains to be seen but we are already doing plenty to give more stability. We are trying to grow the football club and some of the changes that have been made already were only getting us to where we should have been.

“I mean that respectfully, we were starting from such a low point, in truth. This again makes those improvements a helluva lot easier to do.

“There was the Wrexham game where we wanted to draw a line in the sand, it was done without me. Chris (Doig) spoke to the players and a few things were said to get to the bottom of things, those things remain private but it was nothing drastic.

“I was sick of getting on the wrong end of games and coming to do press and saying we’d played well or ok. We know it’s fine margins and it’s the scorelines that people gravitate too.

“The owners showed faith and I hope I’ve paid that back. They look at it in more objective terms and I am really pleased for them.”

On the match itself, Hurst said he wasn’t happy with the first-half display.

“At half-time, I wasn’t happy,” Hurst told Grimsby Live. “We spoke about the fact they would get behind the ball and make life difficult, we were too slow on the ball.

“We gave them too much respect and you’re not going to play a bad team in a final. I do feel for Neal (Ardley) and his club. We have been there and it’s heartbreaking.”

Fans gave their thoughts on the video of Solihull fans’ chant mocking Grimsby at half time…

@BaWBarmy: Typical non league fans. They don’t realise a game lasts for 120 minutes.

@fishboygtfc: Tin pot and still tin pot. Bye

@Baz_GTFC: Christ haha

@jamrobertspics: Oh dear 🀣

@Dandog180876: Got really far for a pub team to be fair πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ–€πŸ€πŸ–€πŸ€

@GazJacksonrmt: Didn’t age well

@AaronBroome25: Bless them

@albie_lewis: Like fuck we do. Enjoy the National league next season. Cos WE are football league. GTFC. HAHAHA HAHA.

@OliEatsPringles: Celebrating at half-time 😭😭

@BenMeek15; This chant has literally been ruined by 14 year olds at teams like Solihull, Kiddy etc.

@chalkey1973: Bit lively in mothercare

@DavidBu67718114: All about the moment. Pity for you there were more than one

@ponnyfangtfc: What a load of Sollybull πŸ˜‚ Enjoy National League next season 😎

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