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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:

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Paul Hurst on Grimsby Town v Welling

"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

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

Substitutes

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

Welling

  • 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

Match ends, Grimsby Town 3, Welling United 1.

Full Time

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

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.

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

Foul by Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town).

Michael Chambers (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

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

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

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town).

Joey Taylor (Welling United) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Grimsby Town.

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

Corner, Grimsby Town.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Marcus Marshall replaces Alex Jones.

Foul by Craig Clay (Grimsby Town).

Sam Corne (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Offside, Welling United. Sahr Kabba tries a through ball, but Sahr Kabba is caught offside.

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town).

Ben Jefford (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Sahr Kabba replaces Michael Bakare.

Attempt missed. Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Nathan Arnold.

Attempt saved. Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

Foul by Michael Bakare (Welling United).

Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Joey Taylor replaces Harry Lee.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Ricky Wellard (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Harry Osborne (Welling United).

Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by George Porter (Welling United).

Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

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

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