Grimsby Town’s Pontoon gates set to be renamed in Matty’s honour

The famous Pontoon gates at Blundell Park, soon to be named after two late Mariners fans including Matty Dawson.
The famous Pontoon gates at Blundell Park, soon to be named after two late Mariners fans including Matty Dawson.

THE famous Pontoon gates at Grimsby Town’s Blundell Park will be re-named in honour of a late Mariners fan from Louth, thanks to a group of generous supporters.

Matty Dawson, a former Cordeaux School student who died aged 20 in August after a four-year cancer battle, will be one of the names along with Richard Broadley who died in October, also aged just 20.

Members of fansite TheFishy.co.uk raised £220 between them as part of an auction run by the club for supporters to buy the naming rights.

When the club heard about the nature of the bid they immediately stopped the auction at £220, agreed to the naming rights and gave the proceeds to a local cancer charity.

Work will soon take place so the gate can bear the pair’s names in a fitting tribute to two lifelong Mariners supporters.