League Two
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Grimsby Town 1-0 Colchester United

Grimsby revived their League Two play-off hopes with victory over Colchester at Blundell Park.

Sam Jones grabbed the only goal of the game as the Mariners completed a second straight win on home turf.

Chances were few and far between in the opening stages, although the game did almost spark into life on 12 minutes.

Colchester forward Tarique Fosu took aim from 25 yards, and he had James McKeown beaten with a strike that cannoned back off the post.

At the other end - with their first real attack - the Mariners took the lead on 43 minutes when Jones bundled home from Calum Dyson's clever assist.

It was equally lifeless after the break, although Colchester went close to an equaliser when left-back Matt Briggs was denied by McKeown.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Mills
  • 22Collins
  • 5PearsonBooked at 52mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 28Gunning
  • 32OsborneSubstituted forComleyat 56'minutes
  • 31Clements
  • 29DysonSubstituted forVernonat 85'minutes
  • 35JonesSubstituted forMaxwellat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 10Vose
  • 20Boyce
  • 21Vernon
  • 26Comley
  • 27Yussuf
  • 34Maxwell

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 3Briggs
  • 15Elokobi
  • 35James
  • 11Dickenson
  • 22GarvanBooked at 71mins
  • 4LapslieSubstituted forPykeat 75'minutes
  • 7WrightSubstituted forVincent-Youngat 80'minutes
  • 23MurrayBooked at 73mins
  • 9Porter
  • 31Fosu-HenryBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 24Slater
  • 25Barnes
  • 27Pyke
  • 33Kinsella
  • 39Edge
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
4,186

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Colchester United 0.

Attempt missed. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Chris Clements (Grimsby Town).

George Elokobi (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town).

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Luke Maxwell replaces Sam Jones.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Cameron James.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Vernon replaces Callum Dyson.

Booking

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Zak Mills (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Kane Vincent-Young replaces Drey Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Rekeil Pyke replaces Tom Lapslie.

Booking

Sean Murray (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gavin Gunning (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Murray (Colchester United).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).

Booking

Owen Garvan (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Chris Clements (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Elokobi (Colchester United).

Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Zak Mills (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Brandon Comley replaces Jamey Osborne.

Attempt missed. Zak Mills (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. George Elokobi (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jamey Osborne (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

Foul by Jamey Osborne (Grimsby Town).

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster34208666422468
2Plymouth33195952361662
3Carlisle34151365649758
4Portsmouth33168949301956
5Luton331412749311854
6Exeter341661255381754
7Stevenage34164145651552
8Mansfield34131294338551
9Colchester34148125043750
10Grimsby34138134040047
11Wycombe34138134244-247
12Cambridge33137134340346
13Barnet341113104346-346
14Morecambe33137134248-646
15Blackpool331014949371244
16Crawley33126154152-1142
17Yeovil34913123340-740
18Cheltenham34911143846-838
19Notts County34107173858-2037
20Crewe34812143652-1636
21Accrington32811133646-1035
22Hartlepool34811154358-1535
23Leyton Orient3485213655-1929
24Newport33511173753-1626
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