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Grimsby Town 0-1 Cheltenham Town

Billy Waters' first-half goal was enough to give Cheltenham a hard-fought 1-0 win at Grimsby.

The forward struck after some smart work from a free-kick to give Gary Johnson's side just their third victory of the season in League Two.

Grimsby made a bright start as Omar Bogle and Dominic Vose went close to giving the hosts the lead inside the first five minutes.

But it was Cheltenham who took the lead as a well-worked free-kick was played to James Dayton on the edge of the box and he laid the ball on to Waters to slot home.

Bogle had a glorious opportunity to bring the hosts level in the second half as the ball fell to him just a few yards away from goal but, not for the first time, he found Robins goalkeeper Russell Griffiths in his way just as he got his shot away.

But Cheltenham held on to their lead well as they frustrated their hosts, and claimed a third win in a row against their former National League rivals.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Mills
  • 6Gowling
  • 22Collins
  • 3AndrewBooked at 71mins
  • 14Jackson
  • 8Disley
  • 16BerrettSubstituted forBolarinwaat 45'minutes
  • 19SummerfieldSubstituted forComleyat 75'minutes
  • 10VoseSubstituted forTutonat 76'minutes
  • 9Bogle

Substitutes

  • 5Pearson
  • 11Browne
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 21Vernon
  • 26Comley
  • 29Tuton
  • 30Henderson

Cheltenham

  • 1Griffiths
  • 5Downes
  • 6Parslow
  • 28Dickie
  • 2Barthram
  • 21DaytonBooked at 85mins
  • 11MunnsBooked at 80mins
  • 4Storer
  • 17Cranston
  • 7PellBooked at 70minsSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 73'minutes
  • 8Waters

Substitutes

  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 12Kitscha
  • 20Lymn
  • 23Whitehead
  • 24O'Shaughnessy
  • 26Suliman
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
4,809

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

Foul by Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town).

Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Grimsby Town).

Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Zak Mills.

Attempt missed. Kayden Jackson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town).

Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

Danny Parslow (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Danny Parslow.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Shaun Tuton replaces Dominic Vose.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Brandon Comley replaces Luke Summerfield.

James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Vose (Grimsby Town).

Attempt saved. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Harry Pell.

Booking

Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town).

Attempt blocked. Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dominic Vose (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Danny Parslow.

Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth14102224121232
2Carlisle1477024141028
3Doncaster148242820826
4Luton146532415923
5Portsmouth146352216621
6Notts County146352221121
7Accrington145541817120
8Grimsby146261818020
9Crawley145541516-120
10Morecambe146262026-620
11Mansfield144731413119
12Crewe144731718-119
13Yeovil146171419-519
14Blackpool144552117417
15Colchester144551819-117
16Cheltenham143741617-116
17Hartlepool143742125-416
18Cambridge144461318-516
19Leyton Orient144371618-215
20Barnet133641519-415
21Wycombe144371419-515
22Stevenage134271821-314
23Exeter144191319-613
24Newport121471119-87
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