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Welling United 0-2 Grimsby Town

Shaun Pearson
Defender Pearson has scored four goals this season.

Grimsby climbed up to second in the Conference table after victory at relegation-threatened Welling.

The visitors went ahead after nine minutes when Ollie Palmer bundled in a cross from Jack Mackreth.

Welling keeper Jonathan Henly kept the Mariners at bay with saves from Nathan Arnold and Palmer but he was beaten again minutes before the interval.

Arnold swung in a cross and Shaun Pearson rose highest to power in a header at the near post.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst talking to BBC Radio Humberside:

"Yeah a good victory. We started the game well and then I felt we had a little spell in the first-half where it got a little bit sloppy and we took our foot off the gas. There's no doubt we were the better team and deserved the victory.

"I thought we could have been better on the ball second-half. If they're throwing so many people forward there's obviously space elsewhere. I don't think we exploited it that well but overall I've got to be pleased and because of other results it's been a good day for us.

"I was pleased with the referee I have to say."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Henly
  • 23Williams
  • 32Chambers
  • 4Gallagher
  • 8Vose
  • 19Harris
  • 26Osborne
  • 11Lafayette
  • 20CorneSubstituted forSt Aimieat 64'minutes
  • 33Healy
  • 36Adeyinka


  • 5Fagan
  • 7Young
  • 10St Aimie
  • 21McEntegart
  • 25Taylor


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 6Magnay
  • 22Nsiala
  • 8Disley
  • 35RobertsonBooked at 64mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 7MackrethSubstituted forChapellat 87'minutes
  • 4Brown
  • 20Arnold
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forPittmanat 90+1'minutes
  • 33Palmer


  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman
  • 19Parslow
  • 34Jolley
  • 37Chapell
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Welling United 0, Grimsby Town 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

  4. Post update

    Kieron St Aimie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Scott Brown (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Joe Healy (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Harry Osborne (Welling United).

  8. Post update

    Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jordan Chapell replaces Jack Mackreth.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town).

  12. Post update

    Ross Lafayette (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross Lafayette (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

  16. Post update

    Ross Lafayette (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Chambers (Welling United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Dominic Vose.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Welling United. Kieron St Aimie replaces Sam Corne.