Home Programme v Grimsby 1948-9

The largest Football League crowd at Sincil Bank is 23146 who saw bottom of the table City host Grimsby Town who were themselves in 20th in Division 2 in 1949.  The line ups were as per the programme with Jock Dodds putting City ahead after nine minutes only for Tommy Briggs to put the Mariners 2-1 ahead by half time.  George Eastham equalised two minutes into the 2nd half but Briggs completed his hat trick six minutes from the end.  Town ended the season well to finish 11th but City remained stuck at the bottom finishing seven points behind Nottingham Forest who were also relegated – Gary Parle