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Grimsby Town 2-1 Cambridge United

Goals from Calum Dyson and Chris Clements gave returning Grimsby manager Russell Slade a 2-1 win in his first game in charge against Cambridge.

On-loan Everton striker Dyson gave the hosts the lead from the penalty spot before Clements wrapped up the points, with Brad Halliday grabbing a late consolation for Shaun Derry's side.

After an even first half with few chances, Grimsby began the second half brightly as Jamey Osborne saw a curling effort from the edge of the box deflected over for a corner.

And it was the midfielder who won a penalty moments later as he was brought down by Conor Newton, giving Dyson the chance to slam the ball past goalkeeper Will Norris.

Medy Elito was presented with a chance to bring Cambridge level seconds after coming on as a substitute, but his first-time shot was well-saved by James McKeown.

Clements made it 2-0 late on as he slotted home from Osborne's cutback, but Halliday set up a grandstand finish as he headed in late on.

Grimsby managed to hang onto their lead, though, as Slade made the perfect start to his second stint at Blundell Park.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Mills
  • 20Boyce
  • 22Collins
  • 3Andrew
  • 16BerrettBooked at 23minsSubstituted forBolarinwaat 67'minutes
  • 28Gunning
  • 32Osborne
  • 35JonesBooked at 66minsSubstituted forDisleyat 87'minutes
  • 31Clements
  • 29Dyson

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 5Pearson
  • 8Disley
  • 10Vose
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 23Jones
  • 27Yussuf

Cambridge

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Norris
  • 28Halliday
  • 6Legge
  • 2Taylor
  • 19Carroll
  • 16O'NeilSubstituted forLewisat 87'minutes
  • 24NewtonSubstituted forMcGurkat 68'minutes
  • 18MarisSubstituted forElitoat 58'minutes
  • 8Berry
  • 11Dunk
  • 26Ikpeazu

Substitutes

  • 4Dunne
  • 5Roberts
  • 12Wharton
  • 13Gregory
  • 17McGurk
  • 21Elito
  • 22Lewis
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
5,166

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Cambridge United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Cambridge United 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Cambridge United 1. Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Adam McGurk with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Paul Lewis replaces Liam O'Neil.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Disley replaces Sam Jones.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Medy Elito (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Cambridge United 0. Chris Clements (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamey Osborne with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Adam McGurk (Cambridge United).

  16. Post update

    Jamey Osborne (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Gavin Gunning.

  19. Post update

    Chris Clements (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Medy Elito (Cambridge United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster422510782473585
2Plymouth422471162431979
3Portsmouth422291167373075
4Luton421716960392167
5Exeter421981567501765
6Stevenage42205176557865
7Carlisle421615116061-163
8Blackpool4215161162441861
9Colchester421710156155661
10Mansfield421613135046461
11Cambridge42179165447760
12Accrington421514135451359
13Wycombe421611155251159
14Grimsby421610165255-358
15Notts County42158195069-1953
16Barnet421215155157-651
17Morecambe42148204965-1650
18Crewe421213175061-1149
19Crawley421310194863-1549
20Yeovil421016164357-1446
21Cheltenham421014184559-1444
22Hartlepool421013195169-1843
23Newport421012204664-1842
24Leyton Orient4296274377-3433
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