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Cheltenham Town 2-3 Grimsby Town

Two goals from Siriki Dembele helped steer Grimsby to a 3-2 victory over mid-table rivals Cheltenham.

The pacy winger proved too hot to handle for the Robins' defence and it took him just 15 minutes to open his tally, finding the bottom right-hand corner from a Paul Dixon cross.

Cheltenham rallied and were back on level terms in the 26th minute when Mohamed Eisa's cross picked out Harry Pell who guided his header beyond visiting keeper James McKeown.

But two goals in three minutes just before the break wrapped up the points for the Mariners.

In the 42nd minute the home defence failed to clear a corner and central defender Danny Collins forced the ball over the line.

The Robins were still coming to terms with that when a delightful chip from Sam Jones picked out the unmarked Dembele who calmly placed his shot past keeper Scott Flinders.

Cheltenham pressed for a way back into the game in the second half but failed to break through the solid Grimsby defence until Carl Winchester netted five minutes from the end.

Nigel Atangana shaved the upright with a header in added time but Grimsby held on for the points.

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Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 24Flinders
  • 11Winchester
  • 28Moore
  • 2Grimes
  • 3CranstonSubstituted forHindsat 73'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 8Dawson
  • 25Morrell
  • 7PellSubstituted forAtanganaat 45'minutes
  • 17SellarsSubstituted forO'Shaughnessyat 60'minutes
  • 20Eisa
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 1Flatt
  • 6Atangana
  • 14O'Shaughnessy
  • 18Bower
  • 21Graham
  • 27Hinds
  • 29Davey

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2DaviesBooked at 88mins
  • 6Collins
  • 5Clarke
  • 3DixonSubstituted forMillsat 50'minutes
  • 27DembeleSubstituted forMattat 76'minutes
  • 19SummerfieldBooked at 90mins
  • 7Berrett
  • 25WoolfordSubstituted forKellyat 83'minutes
  • 21Vernon
  • 10Jones

Substitutes

  • 9Hooper
  • 11Kelly
  • 12Mills
  • 14Osborne
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 29Matt
  • 30Killip
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
2,469

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home21
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home9
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Grimsby Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Grimsby Town 3.

Attempt missed. Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

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

Booking

Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town).

Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box following a corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by James McKeown.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

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

Attempt saved. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Ben Davies (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Davies (Grimsby Town).

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Grimsby Town 3. Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Morrell.

Booking

Freddy Hinds (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Freddy Hinds (Cheltenham Town).

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

Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Sam Kelly replaces Martyn Woolford.

Attempt missed. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Berrett (Grimsby Town).

Attempt saved. Martyn Woolford (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Daniel O'Shaughnessy (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jamille Matt replaces Siriki Dembele.

Attempt missed. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Freddy Hinds replaces Jordan Cranston.

Attempt missed. Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Jamie Grimes (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Berrett (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jordan Cranston.

Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Berrett (Grimsby Town).

goal

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8Coventry14725148623
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11Grimsby146351921-221
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18Yeovil144372028-815
19Crawley144281216-414
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