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Accrington Stanley 1-2 Grimsby Town

Grimsby's Martyn Woolford was the match-winner with his first goal of the season in a 2-1 victory which halted Accrington Stanley's strong start to the campaign.

Woolford fired home in the 47th minute from a tight angle to give the Mariners all three points.

In a competitive clash, Stanley keeper Aaron Chapman denied Grimsby's lively winger Siriki Dembele in the early stages while home defender Mark Hughes had a header cleared off the line.

Sam Jones scored a superb solo goal to put Grimsby ahead on 42 minutes, chipping the ball over keeper Chapman, running onwards and tapping the ball over the line.

Stanley equalised on the stroke of half-time when Jordan Clark found Kayden Jackson who burst into the box and fired into the near corner of the net for his fifth goal of the campaign.

Leeds loanee Mallik Wilks came on for injured Accrington striker Billy Kee at half-time and his first touch was a blistering shot which forced James McKeown into a superb save with his legs.

Grimsby went straight down the other end with Jones setting up Woolford for what proved the winner.

Sean McConville and Liam Nolan both came close to levelling but Grimsby had chances to increase their lead with Blackpool loanee Jamille Matt inches off a third.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Chapman
  • 4Donacien
  • 3HughesBooked at 65mins
  • 27Rawson
  • 12ThornileySubstituted forHornby-Forbesat 61'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 28ConneelySubstituted forBrownat 87'minutes
  • 6Nolan
  • 11McConville
  • 29KeeSubstituted forWilksat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Jackson

Substitutes

  • 2Hornby-Forbes
  • 8Brown
  • 13Wolland
  • 15Sykes
  • 19Wilks
  • 20Ogle
  • 26Johnson

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 2DaviesBooked at 12mins
  • 6Collins
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Dixon
  • 27DembeleBooked at 73minsSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 75'minutes
  • 8RoseSubstituted forSummerfieldat 59'minutes
  • 7Berrett
  • 25Woolford
  • 29MattBooked at 57minsSubstituted forVernonat 82'minutes
  • 10Jones

Substitutes

  • 9Hooper
  • 14Osborne
  • 17Cardwell
  • 19Summerfield
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 21Vernon
  • 30Killip
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
1,288

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Grimsby Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Grimsby Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Chapman (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Booking

    Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley).

  10. Post update

    Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Scott Brown replaces Seamus Conneely.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town).

  19. Post update

    Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ben Davies (Grimsby Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter7610136719
2Notts County7511127516
3Accrington74121510513
4Coventry741283513
5Lincoln City7331106412
6Newport7331106412
7Stevenage7331118312
8Wycombe73311311212
9Luton7322158711
10Crewe7322106411
11Mansfield7241128410
12Barnet7313118310
13Cambridge731356-110
14Swindon7313810-210
15Grimsby73041014-49
16Colchester7223111108
17Yeovil72231218-68
18Crawley721489-17
19Carlisle7214813-57
20Morecambe713369-36
21Chesterfield7124615-95
22Cheltenham7115511-64
23Forest Green7115919-104
24Port Vale7106511-63
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