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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:

"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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Welling United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Scott Brown (Grimsby Town).

  5. Post update

    Tyrone Marsh (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Harry Beautyman (Welling United).

  10. Post update

    Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Loui Fazackerley (Welling United).

  12. Post update

    Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jake Gallagher (Welling United).

  16. Post update

    Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ben Jefford (Welling United).

  18. Post update

    Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Disley replaces Patrick McLaughlin.

  20. Booking

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