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Stevenage 3-1 Grimsby Town

Stevenage earned their first win of the League Two season with a convincing victory against 10-man Grimsby at the Lamex Stadium.

Danny Newton opened the scoring in the 37th minute with a clever chip, while Jonathan Smith made it two on the stroke of half-time.

After the break, substitute Ben Kennedy curled a sublime third into the top corner, with virtually his first kick after coming off the bench.

Danny Collins nodded home a late consolation for Grimsby, who had former Gateshead man Sam Jones sent off for an off-the-ball incident in the 58th minute.

It was Grimsby's third red card in as many games this season, following the dismissals of Zak Mills and James Berrett earlier in the campaign.

Early on, a free-kick from Grimsby midfielder Luke Summerfield was clawed back from the line. However, there were plenty in blue who thought it had gone in.

It proved to be a rare moment of excitement for the visitors, though, who fell to their second successive defeat.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Fryer
  • 25Henry
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 5Franks
  • 3Martin
  • 15SamuelSubstituted forKennedyat 60'minutes
  • 2SmithBooked at 28minsSubstituted forConlonat 80'minutes
  • 17GormanBooked at 81mins
  • 11Pett
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forMcKeeat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19Newton

Substitutes

  • 7Whelpdale
  • 8Beautyman
  • 10Kennedy
  • 16Day
  • 18Conlon
  • 20Vancooten
  • 30McKee

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Mills
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Collins
  • 3DixonBooked at 90mins
  • 27DembeleSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 86'minutes
  • 8RoseBooked at 11mins
  • 19Summerfield
  • 10JonesBooked at 58mins
  • 9HooperSubstituted forCardwellat 45'minutes
  • 11KellySubstituted forBolarinwaat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 4McAllister
  • 14Osborne
  • 17Cardwell
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 30Killip
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
2,793

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 3, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Grimsby Town 1.

Booking

Mark McKee (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark McKee (Stevenage).

Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Tom Conlon.

Attempt blocked. Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Dale Gorman (Stevenage) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Diallang Jaiyesimi replaces Siriki Dembele.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 3, Grimsby Town 1. Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Summerfield following a set piece situation.

Booking

Dale Gorman (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).

Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Conlon replaces Jonathan Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Mark McKee replaces Matt Godden.

Attempt saved. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 3, Grimsby Town 0. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Danny Newton (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Smith (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ben Kennedy replaces Alex Samuel.

Alex Samuel (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town).

Dismissal

Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Attempt saved. Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Stevenage).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32104227
2Exeter32103127
3Luton320111386
4Coventry32015146
5Carlisle32016336
6Accrington32017526
7Notts County32016516
8Stevenage31207525
9Newport31205415
10Crewe31204315
11Mansfield31115414
12Barnet31113304
13Morecambe31113304
14Wycombe311178-14
15Forest Green311167-14
16Port Vale310256-13
17Cambridge310223-13
18Grimsby310246-23
19Chesterfield310235-23
20Cheltenham310225-33
21Yeovil3102814-63
22Lincoln City302134-12
23Colchester301227-51
24Crawley300315-40
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