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Stevenage 1-0 Grimsby Town

Grimsby's wait for a league goal continued as they slipped to a narrow defeat at Stevenage.

It has been 505 minutes since Jordan Cook bagged the Mariners' last league goal at MK Dons over a month ago.

Grimsby have won just once in the league so far this season and Steve Seddon's late goal condemned Michael Jolley's side to their sixth league defeat.

Seddon spared the hosts' frustration late on with an easy finish after Danny Newton's surging run.

Eman Sonupe came closest to breaking the deadlock before the break with James McKeown getting down well to keep him out.

Danny Newton, who has scored in his last two outings, fired wide as the hosts continued to carve out chances.

After the restart Luther Wildin flicked the visitors' bar with a powerful strike, with gutsy Grimsby defending keeping the hosts out for the majority.

McKeown was once again on hand to thwart the hosts by keeping out Alex Revell on the hour.

And Scott Cuthbert had a bullet header cleared off the line by Wes Thomas to add to the hosts' missed chances.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 27Dieng
  • 2Wildin
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 31Nugent
  • 12SeddonBooked at 54mins
  • 10KennedySubstituted forGuthrieat 80'minutes
  • 4Timlin
  • 8Byrom
  • 11SonupeSubstituted forFerryat 85'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 19NewtonSubstituted forHuntat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hunt
  • 7Ball
  • 13Appleyard
  • 14Ferry
  • 22Reid
  • 25Henry
  • 28Guthrie

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 27HendrieBooked at 14mins
  • 25Whitmore
  • 6Collins
  • 24Davis
  • 15CliftonSubstituted forPringleat 83'minutes
  • 8RoseSubstituted forHooperat 85'minutes
  • 4Welsh
  • 7Hessenthaler
  • 16WoolfordSubstituted forVernamat 85'minutes
  • 39Thomas

Substitutes

  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 9Hooper
  • 12Famewo
  • 18Vernam
  • 22Embleton
  • 23Russell
  • 30Pringle
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
2,332

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Grimsby Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Grimsby Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Johnny Hunt replaces Danny Newton.

Attempt missed. Alex Whitmore (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luther Wildin (Stevenage).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Joel Byrom (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town).

Ben Nugent (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Luther Wildin.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. JJ Hooper replaces Mitch Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Charles Vernam replaces Martyn Woolford.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. James Ferry replaces Emmanuel Sonupe.

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

Foul by Joel Byrom (Stevenage).

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 1, Grimsby Town 0. Steve Seddon (Stevenage) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Newton.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ben Pringle replaces Harry Clifton.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town).

Joel Byrom (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Danny Newton (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town).

Luther Wildin (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Ben Kennedy.

Attempt blocked. Alex Revell (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Steve Seddon.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Joel Byrom.

Martyn Woolford (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luther Wildin (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Alex Revell (Stevenage).

Hand ball by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Attempt saved. Alex Revell (Stevenage) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ben Nugent (Stevenage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Scott Cuthbert (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt blocked. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Alex Whitmore.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by James McKeown.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City97111871122
2Exeter9612189919
3Newport96121013-319
4Colchester94412081216
5Carlisle95131010016
6Oldham9432159615
7Forest Green9360137615
8Swindon94321614215
9Stevenage9432119215
10Yeovil8422156914
11Bury94141411313
12Tranmere9342108213
13Port Vale9414108213
14MK Dons834186213
15Crawley94141111013
16Mansfield8251107311
17Crewe82249908
18Cheltenham9225711-48
19Cambridge9225816-88
20Northampton9144813-57
21Morecambe9207518-136
22Grimsby9126516-115
23Notts County90361024-143
24Macclesfield9027718-112
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