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Torquay United 2-3 Grimsby Town

Grimsby Town took their chances as they narrowly won a thrilling match at Torquay United.

The Gulls missed a lot of early chances before Lennell John-Lewis put the visitors ahead.

Luke Young equalised soon after only for Craig Disley to put Grimsby back in front on the stroke of half-time.

Aaron Downes headed an equaliser for the Gulls on the hour but John-Lewis's header crept over the line for the winner after Scott Neilson's cross.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on Torquay v Grimsby Town

"A great way to answer people and show the people that we are a decent team and that's what I have been saying from the start. There's still a long way to go but great to win hear for a few reasons really.

"One, the fact that we didn't really turn up against them at home for that first half when we lost the game. Secondly, the journey. It's a long way to come and travel back with nothing. That's nice for the fans also who made the long journey and it was great support yet again.

"I think we were the first team to win here. We keep racking these things up away from home and it was another impressive display and I thought we played some good football at times."

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 1Rice
  • 2TongeBooked at 35mins
  • 4Downes
  • 21MacDonald
  • 3Cruise
  • 7Briscoe
  • 8YoungBooked at 36mins
  • 16Richards
  • 11CameronSubstituted forOfori-Acheampongat 57'minutes
  • 9Bowman
  • 10AjalaSubstituted forChapellat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Pearce
  • 12Chapell
  • 22Wakefield
  • 23Seabright
  • 24Ofori-Acheampong

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 6Magnay
  • 12DoigBooked at 68mins
  • 22Nsiala
  • 3Thomas
  • 4BrownSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 79'minutes
  • 8DisleyBooked at 78mins
  • 19Parslow
  • 7Mackreth
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forArnoldat 74'minutes
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forOatesat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 10Hannah
  • 20Arnold
  • 23Oates
  • 26McLaughlin
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
2,353

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 2, Grimsby Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 2, Grimsby Town 3.

Attempt missed. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Thomas Cruise (Torquay United).

Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Rhys Oates tries a through ball, but Rhys Oates is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Rhys Oates replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

Attempt missed. Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jordan Chapell replaces Toby Ajala.

Corner, Torquay United.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin tries a through ball, but Patrick McLaughlin is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Scott Brown because of an injury.

Booking

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Luke Young (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Nathan Arnold replaces Scott Neilson.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Toby Ajala (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 2, Grimsby Town 3. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Neilson with a cross.

Booking

Chris Doig (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Doig (Grimsby Town).

Ryan Bowman (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 2, Grimsby Town 2. Aaron Downes (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Young with a cross.

Corner, Torquay United.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Duane Ofori-Acheampong replaces Courtney Cameron.

Attempt missed. Louis Briscoe (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Danny Parslow (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Neilson.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Louis Briscoe (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis tries a through ball, but Lenell John-Lewis is caught offside.

Second Half

Second Half begins Torquay United 1, Grimsby Town 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Torquay United 1, Grimsby Town 2.

Foul by Aaron Downes (Torquay United).

Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

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