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Daily honours football club and fans as historic Cup run ends

A regional daily paid tribute to its patch’s main football club and its fans after a historic Cup run came to an end.

The Grimsby Telegraph ran the special edition in tribute to Grimsby Town, who bowed out of the FA Cup at the quarter-final stage after losing to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.

Town play in League Two, English football’s fourth tier, and had overcome opposition from higher divisions in the form of Burton Albion, Luton Town and Southampton to make the quarter-finals – the first time they had done so since 1939.

The Telegraph’s special edition yesterday featured a front page wraparound and commemorative supplement.

Grimsby wrap

Outgoing Telegraph editor Jamie Macaskill told HTFP: “It’s been fantastic to follow Grimsby Town’s record FA Cup run through the season.

“We dedicated 10 pages on Saturday and 10 pages on Monday to the game, and there could have been more. The team did a great job on the coverage.

“Town are a community club with some of the best fans in the country, and it was great for people to see that passion and loyalty.

“The result was disappointing, but that run will stay with fans for a lifetime and hopefully we’ve been able to capture some of that.”