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Woking 1-2 Grimsby Town

Jon-Paul Pittman
Jon-Paul Pittman has scored eight goals for Grimsby this season

Woking suffered their third defeat in six games as Grimsby strengthened their promotion bid at Kingfield Stadium.

Craig Disley's attempt late in the first half rebounded off the post to Ollie Palmer, who slotted into the top corner to put the visitors ahead.

Goalkeeper Jake Cole kept Grimsby at bay before Jon-Paul Pittman drilled Disley's pass home.

John Goddard's late strike from Scott Rendell's header was not enough to stop the visitors securing three points.

Grimsby move up to third place, five points behind leaders Bristol Rovers, while Woking remain two places away from the play-offs.

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"Just disappointed with the two goals we conceded and I can't complain about the manner we were punished.

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Hill on Woking v Grimsby

"I can't knock the players. We've had three tough games in a week and to get six points out of nine at an average of two points a game I can't be hard on them.

"If we really want to put more pressure on to try and get into the play-offs, there has to be some games where we have to be prepared to get beat to win it."

Grimsby boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"The lads are buzzing and rightly so. Another fantastic following, another theme day that the lads absolutely loved.

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Hurst on Woking v Grimsby Town

"I thought it was a good away performance without us reaching our best standards.

"I felt we were in control of the game. Of course when they got the goal you feel a little bit on edge but I think it would have been a travesty if we didn't take three points.

"I don't think they created too many chances and we defended well."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 23Cole
  • 24Saah
  • 21Jones
  • 6J ClarkeBooked at 88mins
  • 32Arthur
  • 4RickettsSubstituted forMurtaghat 58'minutes
  • 7Payne
  • 22Goddard
  • 11BetsySubstituted forBanyaat 75'minutes
  • 17OdubadeSubstituted forSoleat 75'minutes
  • 9Rendell

Substitutes

  • 2Newton
  • 8Murtagh
  • 10Sole
  • 12Banya
  • 31Little

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 6Magnay
  • 5Pearson
  • 22Nsiala
  • 35Robertson
  • 7Mackreth
  • 16Clay
  • 8Disley
  • 20Arnold
  • 33PalmerSubstituted forParslowat 80'minutes
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forHannahat 72'minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 4Brown
  • 10Hannah
  • 19Parslow
  • 34Jolley
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
2,653

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 1, Grimsby Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 1, Grimsby Town 2.

Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt saved. Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

James Clarke (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Clarke (Woking).

Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 1, Grimsby Town 2. John Goddard (Woking) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Rendell with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Danny Parslow replaces Ollie Palmer.

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

Keiran Murtagh (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Scott Rendell (Woking) wins a free kick.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Jack Mackreth tries a through ball, but Jack Mackreth is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Yemi Odubade.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Charles Banya replaces Kevin Betsy.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah replaces Jon-Paul Pittman.

Foul by John Goddard (Woking).

Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 0, Grimsby Town 2. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Disley.

Foul by Chris Arthur (Woking).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Keiran Murtagh replaces Mark Ricketts.

Attempt missed. Yemi Odubade (Woking) right footed shot misses to the right.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Craig Clay (Grimsby Town).

Mark Ricketts (Woking) wins a free kick.

Corner, Woking.

Offside, Woking. Kevin Betsy tries a through ball, but Kevin Betsy is caught offside.

Second Half

Second Half begins Woking 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Woking 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Attempt missed. Chris Arthur (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

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