November 29, 2023

All Whites goalkeeper Crocombe features in FA Cup giant-killing

All Whites and Grimsby Town goalkeeper Max Crocombe.

All Whites goalkeeper Max Crocombe has played his part in a classic English FA Cup giant-killing, as fourth-tier side Grimsby Town stunned Premier League cellardwellers Southampton.

The scalp is Grimsby’s latest upset in the FA Cup this season, already knocking out second-tier Luton Town, and third-tier sides Plymouth Argyle, Burton Albion and Cambridge United. 

In the fifth round of the game’s oldest cup competition, English League Two outfit Grimsby took a 2-1 victory, advancing to the quarter-finals.

Playing his part, two-cap All White Crocombe made three saves, as Grimsby booked their spot in the quarter-finals, where they’ll face another Premier League side in the form of Brighton & Hove Albion.

Sitting 16th in League Two, a pair of penalties to midfielder Gavan Holahan put Grimsby 2-0 up, before Southampton nabbed a consolation effort through Duje Caleta-Carr.

Even with Southampton currently bottom of the Premier League, the relegation-threatened Saints still sit 64 places above Grimsby on the English football ladder.

Southampton weren’t the only Premier League side stunned, as Tottenham Hotspur fell to an upset 1-0 defeat to second-tier Sheffield United.

Manchester United also kept their winning ways, earning a late 3-1 victory over West Ham United to reach the last eight.

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