National League - 2nd Leg
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National League: Braintree Town 0-2 Grimsby Town (agg: 1-2, aet)

Padraig Amond
Padraig Amond's penalty for Grimsby sent their semi-final tie with Braintree into extra-time

Grimsby overturned a 1-0 first-leg deficit to beat Braintree and secure their place in the National League promotion final against Forest Green.

Grimsby striker Padraig Amond sent the goalkeeper the wrong way from the penalty spot to level the tie and send the semi-final into extra-time.

Braintree were reduced to 10 men as Mark Phillips saw a second yellow card.

And Omar Bogle's header from a free-kick after 110 minutes secured Grimsby a place at Wembley on 15 May.

The Mariners have reached the play-offs for four consecutive years after being relegated from the Football League in 2010, but this is only the second time they have reached the final.

They lost to Bristol Rovers on penalties in 2015.

In front of a crowd of 3,102, the biggest at Cressing Road since 1952, the visitors troubled the Braintree defence as Jon Nolan shot over from distance and Bogle dragged a 20-yard effort wide.

Sam Habergham fired high over the bar for part-timers Braintree but they were stretched with 10 men and were outpaced by Grimsby going forward.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1King
  • 17Long
  • 15PhillipsBooked at 90mins
  • 10AkinolaSubstituted forSparkesat 69'minutes
  • 3Habergham
  • 6Fry
  • 5PaineSubstituted forCardwellat 86'minutes
  • 7Brundle
  • 30Woodyard
  • 8Davis
  • 23CheekSubstituted forMarksat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Clerima
  • 9Marks
  • 11Sparkes
  • 14Miles
  • 25Cardwell

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 22NsialaSubstituted forPearsonat 113'minutes
  • 6Gowling
  • 3Robertson
  • 8DisleyBooked at 26mins
  • 16ClaySubstituted forMarshallat 73'minutes
  • 31Nolan
  • 9BogleBooked at 111mins
  • 10Amond
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forArnoldat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Pearson
  • 14Marshall
  • 20Arnold
  • 23East
  • 35Hoban
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
3,102

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home5
Away21
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away15
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Grimsby Town 2.

  2. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time ends, Braintree Town 0, Grimsby Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

  5. Post update

    Marcus Marshall (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Shaun Pearson replaces Aristote Nsiala.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon Nolan (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  9. Booking

    Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Braintree Town 0, Grimsby Town 2. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jon Nolan.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

  12. Post update

    Marcus Marshall (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town).

  14. Post update

    Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time begins Braintree Town 0, Grimsby Town 1.

  16. Post update

    First Half Extra Time ends, Braintree Town 0, Grimsby Town 1.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Omar Bogle tries a through ball, but Omar Bogle is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham4630115873057101
2Forest Green462611969422789
3Braintree4623121156381881
4Grimsby4622141082453780
5Dover4623111275532280
6Tranmere4622121261441778
7Eastleigh4621121364531175
8Wrexham462091771561569
9Gateshead461910175970-1167
10Macclesfield461991860481266
11Barrow461714156471-765
12Woking461710197168361
13Lincoln City461613176968161
14Bromley46179206772-560
15Aldershot46168225472-1856
16Southport461413195265-1355
17Chester461412206771-454
18Torquay461312215476-2251
19Boreham Wood461214204449-550
20Guiseley461116194770-2349
21Halifax461212225582-2748
22Altrincham461014224873-2544
23Kidderminster46913244971-2240
24Welling46811273573-3835
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