Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Cambridge United 1.
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.
- 16BerrettBooked at 23minsSubstituted forBolarinwaat 67'minutes
- 35JonesBooked at 66minsSubstituted forDisleyat 87'minutes
- 16O'NeilSubstituted forLewisat 87'minutes
- 24NewtonSubstituted forMcGurkat 68'minutes
- 18MarisSubstituted forElitoat 58'minutes
- Andy Haines
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Cambridge United 1.
(Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).
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.
Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town).
Substitution, Cambridge United. Paul Lewis replaces Liam O'Neil.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Disley replaces Sam Jones.
Attempt saved. Medy Elito (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the 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.
Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Adam McGurk (Cambridge United).
Jamey Osborne (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).
Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Gavin Gunning.
Chris Clements (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Medy Elito (Cambridge United).