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Welling United 0-2 Grimsby Town

Shaun Pearson
Defender Pearson has scored four goals this season.

Grimsby climbed up to second in the Conference table after victory at relegation-threatened Welling.

The visitors went ahead after nine minutes when Ollie Palmer bundled in a cross from Jack Mackreth.

Welling keeper Jonathan Henly kept the Mariners at bay with saves from Nathan Arnold and Palmer but he was beaten again minutes before the interval.

Arnold swung in a cross and Shaun Pearson rose highest to power in a header at the near post.

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Hurst on Welling v Grimsby Town

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst talking to BBC Radio Humberside:

"Yeah a good victory. We started the game well and then I felt we had a little spell in the first-half where it got a little bit sloppy and we took our foot off the gas. There's no doubt we were the better team and deserved the victory.

"I thought we could have been better on the ball second-half. If they're throwing so many people forward there's obviously space elsewhere. I don't think we exploited it that well but overall I've got to be pleased and because of other results it's been a good day for us.

"I was pleased with the referee I have to say."

Line-ups

Welling

  • 1Henly
  • 23Williams
  • 32Chambers
  • 4Gallagher
  • 8Vose
  • 19Harris
  • 26Osborne
  • 11Lafayette
  • 20CorneSubstituted forSt Aimieat 64'minutes
  • 33Healy
  • 36Adeyinka

Substitutes

  • 5Fagan
  • 7Young
  • 10St Aimie
  • 21McEntegart
  • 25Taylor

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 6Magnay
  • 22Nsiala
  • 8Disley
  • 35RobertsonBooked at 64mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 7MackrethSubstituted forChapellat 87'minutes
  • 4Brown
  • 20Arnold
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forPittmanat 90+1'minutes
  • 33Palmer

Substitutes

  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman
  • 19Parslow
  • 34Jolley
  • 37Chapell
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
1,042

Match Stats

Home TeamWellingAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home3
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Welling United 0, Grimsby Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Welling United 0, Grimsby Town 2.

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

Kieron St Aimie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Scott Brown (Grimsby Town).

Joe Healy (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Harry Osborne (Welling United).

Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jordan Chapell replaces Jack Mackreth.

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town).

Ross Lafayette (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Ross Lafayette (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Ross Lafayette (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Welling United.

Attempt saved. Michael Chambers (Welling United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Dominic Vose.

Corner, Welling United.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Kieron St Aimie replaces Sam Corne.

Booking

Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town).

Ross Lafayette (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town).

Ross Lafayette (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Offside, Welling United. Tashan Adeyinka tries a through ball, but Tashan Adeyinka is caught offside.

Hand ball by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Joe Healy (Welling United).

Scott Brown (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Second Half

Second Half begins Welling United 0, Grimsby Town 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Welling United 0, Grimsby Town 2.

Foul by Reece Harris (Welling United).

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town).

Joe Healy (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Welling United 0, Grimsby Town 2. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nathan Arnold.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt saved. Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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