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Grimsby Town 2-0 Welling United

Goals from Jon-Paul Pittman and Ross Hannah gave Grimsby Town a comfortable victory at home to winless Welling.

Pittman gave the hosts the lead shortly before the break with a fine volley from a Scott Neilson cross.

Hannah doubled his side's lead from the penalty spot in the second half after Welling striker Malachi Hudson brought down Paul Bignot in the area.

Welling are now without a win from their first seven games, while Grimsby have won three of their last four.

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on Grimsby Town v Welling

"It's a victory at home that we think we needed.

"If you look at the league table it's already starting to take some kind of shape, I would suggest, even though it's very early days. So we have to try and get points on the board and also with the run of games we've got coming up starting with Lincoln on Tuesday.

"For 10 minutes we were up against it in respect to being pushed back not so much panic stations but we didn't look after the ball and then thankfully we got a grip of the game again and played much better to get the second goal and the penalty."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 5Pearson
  • 6Magnay
  • 2Bignot
  • 22Nsiala
  • 7MackrethSubstituted forHannahat 67'minutes
  • 16Clay
  • 26McLaughlinSubstituted forDisleyat 79'minutes
  • 4Brown
  • 11Neilson
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forArnoldat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Disley
  • 10Hannah
  • 12Doig
  • 20Arnold
  • 24Walker

Welling

  • 13Turner
  • 6BushBooked at 71minsSubstituted forFyfieldat 76'minutes
  • 14Jefford
  • 5Fagan
  • 4GallagherBooked at 81mins
  • 27DayBooked at 78mins
  • 10St AimieSubstituted forMarshat 29'minutes
  • 8Beautyman
  • 2Fazackerley
  • 16Nouble
  • 24HudsonBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 1Butcher
  • 3Fyfield
  • 11Marsh
  • 20Corne
  • 23Williams
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
3,785

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Welling United 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Jamie Day (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Scott Brown (Grimsby Town).

Tyrone Marsh (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Welling United.

Corner, Welling United.

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

Foul by Harry Beautyman (Welling United).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Loui Fazackerley (Welling United).

Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Marsh (Welling United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Booking

Jake Gallagher (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Gallagher (Welling United).

Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Jefford (Welling United).

Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Disley replaces Patrick McLaughlin.

Booking

Jamie Day (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamie Day (Welling United).

Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Nathan Arnold replaces Jon-Paul Pittman.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Jamal Fyfield replaces Chris Bush.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Malachi Hudson (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Chris Bush (Welling United).

Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Chris Bush (Welling United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jamie Day.

Corner, Welling United.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Welling United 0. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Chris Bush (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Booking

Malachi Hudson (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Malachi Hudson (Welling United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Grimsby Town. Paul Bignot draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Jon Nouble (Welling United).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah replaces Jack Mackreth.

Attempt missed. Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Patrick McLaughlin with a cross.

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