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Welling United 0-4 Grimsby Town

Padraig Amond's second-half hat-trick helped promotion hopefuls Grimsby ease to victory over relegation threatened Welling in the National League.

The Mariners forward headed past keeper Michael McEntegart to open the scoring just after the hour mark.

Amond reacted quickest to Craig Disley's knockdown to add his second before latching on to Andy Monkhouse's cross to complete his treble.

Disley then struck eight minutes from time to wrap up all three points.

Grimsby remained third in the table, with the home side three points from safety.

Grimsby Town assistant-manager Chris Doig told BBC Radio Humberside:

"The first-half was pretty poor in our opinion. Obviously not easy conditions to play in. We probably didn't play to the conditions enough in the first half.

"We got caught on the ball a few times and we seemed to give them a chance to counter against us by sloppy play.

"Second-half we were a bit more positive. Slightly more direct without going long all of the time. The first goal is always crucial and fortunately we got it."

Line-ups

Welling

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McEntegart
  • 5Osborne
  • 6Chambers
  • 15Nortey
  • 9KabbaSubstituted forBakareat 75'minutes
  • 7Porter
  • 11Wellard
  • 20Corne
  • 22Harris
  • 23Williams
  • 32Vidal

Substitutes

  • 10St Aimie
  • 13Gagliardi
  • 18Taylor
  • 28Johnson
  • 34Bakare

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 3Robertson
  • 10AmondSubstituted forPittmanat 81'minutes
  • 8Disley
  • 6Gowling
  • 9Bogle
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 16ClaySubstituted forHendersonat 85'minutes
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forEastat 74'minutes
  • 22Nsiala

Substitutes

  • 5Pearson
  • 14Marshall
  • 18Pittman
  • 23East
  • 28Henderson
Referee:
Wayne Barratt

Match Stats

Home TeamWellingAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home3
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away10
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Welling United 0, Grimsby Town 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Welling United 0, Grimsby Town 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nortei Nortey (Welling United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Corne.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Michael Chambers (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Conor Henderson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Conor Henderson replaces Craig Clay.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Barney Williams (Welling United).

  11. Post update

    Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Welling United 0, Grimsby Town 4. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Padraig Amond.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Welling United 0, Grimsby Town 3. Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Andy Monkhouse with a cross.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Welling United. Michael Bakare replaces Sahr Kabba.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Danny East replaces Nathan Arnold.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Harry Osborne (Welling United).

  19. Post update

    Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Corne (Welling United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.