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Grimsby Town 3-1 Welling United

Grimsby's Nathan Arnold
Nathan Arnold's goal started Grimsby's comeback against Welling

Grimsby recovered from conceding an early goal against Welling to remain in the National League's top four.

Sam Corne headed in Ben Jefford's cross to give the visitors the lead after just six minutes at Blundell Park.

But the Mariners responded quickly and went ahead through Nathan Arnold's volley and Conor Townsend's free-kick.

After a frenetic start, the pace then slowed before Jack Mackreth sealed victory in injury time by finishing off a swift Grimsby attack.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I thought it was a good game. First-half I thought at times we were excellent.

"We started the game extremely well and then found ourselves a goal behind, but managed to get a very quick response and then got ourselves in front.

"Realistically, I think we were pretty comfortable, but as a manager and as a fan, it can get a little bit edgy and you just worry about them getting that equaliser.

"Overall, I want the bar to be raised and I've said this to the players that maybe seasons gone by for some of them an okay performance might keep you in the team. But if I feel it's right to change then I will."

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 6Gowling
  • 16Clay
  • 26Townsend
  • 22Nsiala
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forMackrethat 73'minutes
  • 8Disley
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 19JonesSubstituted forMarshallat 82'minutes
  • 10Amond

Substitutes

  • 3Robertson
  • 4Brown
  • 5Pearson
  • 7Mackreth
  • 14Marshall

Welling

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21King
  • 23WilliamsSubstituted forOsborneat 46'minutes
  • 19Lokko
  • 8LeeSubstituted forTaylorat 66'minutes
  • 3Jefford
  • 6Chambers
  • 22Harris
  • 20Corne
  • 11Wellard
  • 7Porter
  • 34BakareSubstituted forKabbaat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McEntegart
  • 5Osborne
  • 9Kabba
  • 18Taylor
  • 32Vidal
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
4,108

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home28
Away7
Shots on Target
Home12
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 3, Welling United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 3, Welling United 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 3, Welling United 1. Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Padraig Amond.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kevin Lokko (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Michael Chambers (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town).

  11. Post update

    Joey Taylor (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Conor Townsend.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Conor Townsend.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Welling United. George Porter tries a through ball, but George Porter is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Welling United. George Porter tries a through ball, but George Porter is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Marcus Marshall replaces Alex Jones.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Craig Clay (Grimsby Town).

  20. Post update

    Sam Corne (Welling United) wins a free kick.

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