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Grimsby Town 2-1 Yeovil Town

A late header from substitute Scott Vernon earned Grimsby back-to-back wins with victory at home to Yeovil.

Danny Collins and Francois Zoko traded blows in the first half before Vernon came off the bench to settle the match 19 minutes from time.

Grimsby have now won three of their past four League Two matches.

Having made one change from the midweek victory at Accrington, the home side hit their straps quickly at Blundell Park, and they needed just seven minutes to find an opener as Collins popped up at the far post to nod home from a corner.

Other attempts came from Jamille Matt and Martyn Woolford.

Despite their dominance, though, Grimsby were pegged back when Yeovil broke and Zoko squeezed his effort inside the post.

Woolford tested Artur Krysiak from distance before skipper Nathan Clarke glanced wide from an inviting Woolford corner.

It was much the same upon the restart, with chances being passed up before veteran striker Vernon swooped from close-range.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Davies
  • 6Collins
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Dixon
  • 27DembeleSubstituted forKellyat 82'minutes
  • 19Summerfield
  • 7Berrett
  • 25Woolford
  • 10JonesBooked at 26minsSubstituted forCardwellat 90+4'minutes
  • 29MattSubstituted forVernonat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hooper
  • 11Kelly
  • 14Osborne
  • 17Cardwell
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 21Vernon
  • 30Killip

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 5Mugabi
  • 3SmithBooked at 40mins
  • 25Nelson
  • 11Dickson
  • 23JamesSubstituted forKhanat 73'minutes
  • 16Bailey
  • 30SantosSubstituted forGreenat 68'minutes
  • 10Gray
  • 13Zoko
  • 14SurridgeSubstituted forBrowneat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Alfei
  • 4Worthington
  • 7Khan
  • 8Smith
  • 9Browne
  • 12Maddison
  • 15Green
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
3,945

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Yeovil Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Yeovil Town 1.

Foul by Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town).

Tom James (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Cardwell replaces Sam Jones.

Foul by Martyn Woolford (Grimsby Town).

Jordan Green (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town).

Rhys Browne (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jake Gray (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town).

Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Sam Kelly replaces Siriki Dembele.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Rhys Browne replaces Sam Surridge.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Sid Nelson.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jordan Green.

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

Foul by Jordan Green (Yeovil Town).

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Foul by Sam Jones (Grimsby Town).

Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Otis Khan replaces Tom James.

Attempt saved. Sam Surridge (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Yeovil Town 1. Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Nathan Clarke following a set piece situation.

Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sid Nelson (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Jordan Green replaces Alefe Santos.

Foul by James Berrett (Grimsby Town).

Jake Gray (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Vernon replaces Jamille Matt.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town).

Tom James (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jake Gray.

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

Foul by Sid Nelson (Yeovil Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter87101661022
2Notts County8611137619
3Accrington85121711616
4Luton8422179814
5Mansfield8341138513
6Coventry841395413
7Cambridge841377013
8Swindon84131112-113
9Newport8332118312
10Lincoln City8332107312
11Stevenage83321311212
12Wycombe83321413112
13Grimsby84041215-312
14Barnet8323129311
15Crewe8323109111
16Morecambe8233810-29
17Colchester82241214-28
18Carlisle8224914-58
19Yeovil82241320-78
20Crawley8215810-27
21Cheltenham8215812-47
22Forest Green81251020-105
23Chesterfield8125717-105
24Port Vale8116612-64
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