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Grimsby Town 2-3 Huddersfield Town

Martin Paterson

Championship side Huddersfield scored two late goals to see off non-league Grimsby in a thrilling match and secure a place in the FA Cup fourth round.

Grimsby took the lead when Ross Hannah fired home from close range.

The Terriers levelled when Oliver Norwood's free-kick found the bottom corner but Craig Disley restored the hosts' lead with a close-range header.

Martin Paterson levelled things with a close-range strike before Aswad Thomas put through his own net.

Huddersfield, who at the start of play were 63 places above Grimsby in England's football pyramid, began brightly, dominating possession.

But against the run of play Joe Colbeck picked up the ball on the right hand side and his low drilled cross was met at the near post by Hannah who struck his ninth of the season to give Grimsby the lead.

The second period began much like the first with the Championship side seeing plenty of the ball.

Their possession was rewarded when Adam Hammill was fouled on the edge of the area and Norwood lifted the resulting free-kick over the wall and into the the bottom corner to equalise.

Grimsby regained the lead shortly after when good play from Andy Cook in the visitors' box saw his shot deflected up into the air and Disley rose to head the looping ball into the back of the net.

An upset looked on the cards but substitute Sean Scannell's fierce shot was only parried by Mariners keeper James McKeown and Paterson was on hand to fire in the rebound and level the tie.

With a replay looking likely, Scannell played in Duane Holmes and his cross was turned into his own net by Thomas to give Huddersfield a dramatic win and a place in the fourth round.


Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I've walked in to the dressing-room after the game and the players are genuinely disappointed and rightly so. I think we more than deserved at least a replay but that's what happens. The game was wide open and we never settled.

"At 2-1 we had a couple of chances to make it 3-1, I still wouldn't have been comfortable on the sidelines but a two goal margin would have given us a little more breathing space.

"I thought it was a really good game and I have to say I thought Huddersfield came with a good attitude towards the game. They started off extremely well and the longer it went we frustrated and then got ourselves some opportunities and we made it into a real game. "

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Formation 4-4-2

  • 13McKeown
  • 15Bignot
  • 3Thomas
  • 8DisleyBooked at 62mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 6DoigSubstituted forSouthwellat 90+3'minutes
  • 7Colbeck
  • 18ThanojSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 66'minutes
  • 17Hannah
  • 9Cook
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forRodmanat 82'minutesBooked at 89mins


  • 1Hedge
  • 2Hatton
  • 20Southwell
  • 21Humble
  • 23Rodman
  • 25Winfarrah
  • 26McLaughlin


Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Smithies
  • 12HammillBooked at 55minsSubstituted forLópez Santamariaat 77'minutes
  • 3DixonBooked at 69mins
  • 15M Wallace
  • 39Gerrard
  • 27Smith
  • 8Clayton
  • 4NorwoodBooked at 66mins
  • 11WardSubstituted forScannellat 58'minutes
  • 17PatersonBooked at 89mins
  • 6HoggSubstituted forHolmesat 58'minutes


  • 2Woods
  • 7Scannell
  • 10Gobern
  • 13Bennett
  • 19López Santamaria
  • 30Sinnott
  • 38Holmes
Keith Stroud

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Huddersfield Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Huddersfield Town 3.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Dayle Southwell replaces Chris Doig.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aswad Thomas with a headed pass.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick McLaughlin.

  6. Goal!

    Own Goal by Aswad Thomas, Grimsby Town. Grimsby Town 2, Huddersfield Town 3.

  7. Booking

    Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Cristian (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).

  10. Booking

    Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town).

  12. Post update

    Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town).

  14. Post update

    Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Huddersfield Town 2. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean Scannell.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Aswad Thomas tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Alex Rodman replaces Scott Neilson.