Marc McNulty bagged his first hat-trick for the Sky Blues yesterday afternoon, as he took his tally to 21 goals in all competitions this season.
Sparky’s goals alongside an opener from Peter Vincenti helped City further establish themselves in the top seven and close the gap on the top three places in League Two.
Talking after his man of the match display, the striker spoke of his delight in picking up the win and taking home the match ball.
He said: “It was great, obviously three points first and foremost but then to get a hat-trick it’s a little bit extra special.
“It’s something you love to get, and they don’t come around that often so when you’re on two goals I had it in my head to go for the third and I got it and it was a good feeling.
“I caught it sweet (third goal), normally it would go in row z but thankfully it’s hit the back of the net.
“The goal that stands out for me is my first one, Big Jonno (Jonson Clarke-Harris).
“He didn’t have to square that for me, so all credit goes to him, I wouldn’t have got my hat trick if it wasn’t for him, so the plaudits need to go to him as well they shouldn’t all go to me.
“People like that make the team and make it better for myself an all-round so fair play to the big man.
“He has a lot of qualities and he is still young but he’s a big strong boy and he’s good with the ball at his feet and he works hard and he can finish so he just needed games and we’re starting to see the benefits of that now.”
Victory against the Mariners means it is now six games unbeaten for Mark Robins side, with four wins and two draws to go along with that.
During those games, the Sky Blues have come up against teams fighting for their lives towards the bottom of the table and the striker believes those potential ‘banana skins’ are just as difficult.
“A clean sheet and obviously to score a few goals as well was great.
“It could have been a potential banana skin.
“There was a lot of press on how many games Grimsby had lost and how they we’re going to win eventually, but we had to make sure it wasn’t against us and credit to the boys and we’ve done that and done really well.”