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Woking 1-2 Grimsby Town

Jon-Paul Pittman
Jon-Paul Pittman has scored eight goals for Grimsby this season

Woking suffered their third defeat in six games as Grimsby strengthened their promotion bid at Kingfield Stadium.

Craig Disley's attempt late in the first half rebounded off the post to Ollie Palmer, who slotted into the top corner to put the visitors ahead.

Goalkeeper Jake Cole kept Grimsby at bay before Jon-Paul Pittman drilled Disley's pass home.

John Goddard's late strike from Scott Rendell's header was not enough to stop the visitors securing three points.

Grimsby move up to third place, five points behind leaders Bristol Rovers, while Woking remain two places away from the play-offs.

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"Just disappointed with the two goals we conceded and I can't complain about the manner we were punished.

"I can't knock the players. We've had three tough games in a week and to get six points out of nine at an average of two points a game I can't be hard on them.

"If we really want to put more pressure on to try and get into the play-offs, there has to be some games where we have to be prepared to get beat to win it."

Grimsby boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"The lads are buzzing and rightly so. Another fantastic following, another theme day that the lads absolutely loved.

"I thought it was a good away performance without us reaching our best standards.

"I felt we were in control of the game. Of course when they got the goal you feel a little bit on edge but I think it would have been a travesty if we didn't take three points.

"I don't think they created too many chances and we defended well."

Line-ups

Woking

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Cole
  • 24Saah
  • 21Jones
  • 6J ClarkeBooked at 88mins
  • 32Arthur
  • 4RickettsSubstituted forMurtaghat 58'minutes
  • 7Payne
  • 22Goddard
  • 11BetsySubstituted forBanyaat 75'minutes
  • 17OdubadeSubstituted forSoleat 75'minutes
  • 9Rendell

Substitutes

  • 2Newton
  • 8Murtagh
  • 10Sole
  • 12Banya
  • 31Little

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 6Magnay
  • 5Pearson
  • 22Nsiala
  • 35Robertson
  • 7Mackreth
  • 16Clay
  • 8Disley
  • 20Arnold
  • 33PalmerSubstituted forParslowat 80'minutes
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forHannahat 72'minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 4Brown
  • 10Hannah
  • 19Parslow
  • 34Jolley
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
2,653

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Woking 1, Grimsby Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Woking 1, Grimsby Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

  4. Post update

    Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  7. Booking

    James Clarke (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Clarke (Woking).

  9. Post update

    Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Booking

    Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Woking 1, Grimsby Town 2. John Goddard (Woking) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Rendell with a headed pass.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Danny Parslow replaces Ollie Palmer.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

  16. Post update

    Keiran Murtagh (Woking) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

  19. Post update

    Scott Rendell (Woking) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Jack Mackreth tries a through ball, but Jack Mackreth is caught offside.

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