Ferguson’s double helps Brighton cruise past spirited Grimsby in FA Cup | FA Cup

It was a romantic story, one to fire the dreams of a club and a town – just not the one that the neutrals had wanted. This FA Cup quarter-final was set up for Grimsby to make history, to become the first club from the fourth tier to reach the last four of the competition.

Instead, it was Brighton that advanced – as was always going to be the case; 99 times out of 100, anyway – Roberto De Zerbi’s team penning the latest chapter of their fantastic season to ensure that the puns focused on seagulls feasting on fish.

Grimsby, 15th in League Two, brought 5,000 fans and many more inflatable…

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