Match ends, Torquay United 2, Grimsby Town 3.
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:
"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."
- 2TongeBooked at 35mins
- 8YoungBooked at 36mins
- 11CameronSubstituted forOfori-Acheampongat 57'minutes
- 10AjalaSubstituted forChapellat 83'minutes
- 12DoigBooked at 68mins
- 4BrownSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 79'minutes
- 8DisleyBooked at 78mins
- 11NeilsonSubstituted forArnoldat 74'minutes
- 14John-LewisSubstituted forOatesat 88'minutes
- Richard Martin
- Shots on Target
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, 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, 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, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Scott Brown because of an injury.
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, Grimsby Town. Nathan Arnold replaces Scott Neilson.
Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).
Toby Ajala (Torquay United) wins a free kick.