Dream performance for Dayle Southwell

FORMER Louth schoolboy Dayle Southwell enjoyed a dream afternoon for Grimsby Town as he netted in a 5-0 FA Cup win over Ashington AFC at Blundell Park last Saturday.

The 18-year-old came off the bench with 12 minutes left and headed home his first senior goal within a minute. It was the fifth goal of the Mariners’ five against the Northern League outfit.

And the former Monks Dyke pupil told the Leader of his pride at scoring his first goal for the club.

“It was a great moment for me to come on and score my first goal for Town,” said Dayle. “I never expected it but I was really happy to score my first professional goal.

“And I’ll keep working as hard as I can to hopefully get some more opportunities to play.”

He has been praised by managers Paul Hurst and Rob Scott as part of a youthful Mariners squad that will travel to Port Vale in the FA Cup First Round after the Ashington win.

Dayle already has a handful of appearances for Grimsby, and the promising youngster is tipped for a bright future with the first team after netting 16 times at youth level last season.