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Grimsby Town 2-0 Accrington Stanley

Grimsby halted a run of three straight defeats with a victory over Accrington thanks to goals from Tom Bolarinwa and Ashley Chambers.

Goals in each half proved enough for Marcus Bignot's Mariners, who had gone into the game on the back of defeats to Crawley, Portsmouth and Doncaster.

Grimsby broke the deadlock when Bolarinwa took advantage of a slip from Accrington's Omar Beckles to go through one-on-one with goalkeeper Aaron Chapman before slotting the ball home.

Accrington came out well for the restart and went close to pulling level, but Grimsby goalkeeper Dean Henderson, on loan from Manchester United, blocked Billy Kee's shot on the goalline.

As the second-half wore on, Accrington pushed for an equaliser with John O'Sullivan's strike clipping the side-netting and substitute Shay McCartan forcing Henderson to kick away a low effort.

But, as the visitors chased the game, Grimsby sealed the points when top-scorer Omar Bogle set up Chambers and after touching the ball past the last defender, he slammed home the Mariners' second.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 30Henderson
  • 2DaviesSubstituted forBoyceat 90+1'minutes
  • 5Pearson
  • 22Collins
  • 3AndrewBooked at 68mins
  • 7Chambers
  • 18BolarinwaSubstituted forJacksonat 84'minutes
  • 19SummerfieldBooked at 45mins
  • 26ComleySubstituted forDisleyat 82'minutes
  • 9BogleBooked at 50mins
  • 21Vernon

Substitutes

  • 1McKeown
  • 6Gowling
  • 8Disley
  • 10Vose
  • 14Jackson
  • 20Boyce
  • 23Jones

Accrington

  • 20Chapman
  • 6Vyner
  • 5BecklesSubstituted forGornellat 86'minutes
  • 3Hughes
  • 2PearsonBooked at 81mins
  • 7Clark
  • 27O'SullivanBooked at 62mins
  • 8BrownSubstituted forMcCartanat 65'minutes
  • 14Boco
  • 28Conneely
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 4Davies
  • 9Gornell
  • 10McCartan
  • 11McConville
  • 13Little
  • 15Taylor-Fletcher
  • 30Donacien
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
5,782

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Accrington Stanley 0.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ashley Chambers.

Attempt blocked. John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Zak Vyner (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andrew Boyce replaces Ben Davies.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Dean Henderson.

Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Accrington Stanley 0. Ashley Chambers (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Omar Bogle.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell replaces Omar Beckles.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Luke Summerfield.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Shaun Pearson.

Foul by Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town).

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Kayden Jackson replaces Tom Bolarinwa.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Disley replaces Brandon Comley.

Booking

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley).

Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Aaron Chapman.

Attempt saved. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town).

John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Scott Brown.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Attempt saved. Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley).

goal

As It Stood

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2Plymouth22143535241145
3Carlisle221110141261543
4Portsmouth22115636221438
5Luton2298531201135
6Wycombe2210572925435
7Cambridge2210483025534
8Blackpool2296736241233
9Barnet228953130133
10Colchester228683027330
11Stevenage2293103334-130
12Grimsby228592927229
13Yeovil228592526-129
14Crawley228592836-829
15Exeter2283112526-127
16Crewe226972430-627
17Mansfield226882128-726
18Morecambe2182112538-1326
19Leyton Orient2273122529-424
20Hartlepool225892838-1023
21Notts County2264122537-1222
22Accrington2256112029-921
23Cheltenham224992434-1021
24Newport2145122535-1017
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