The FA Cup - Second Round
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Chesterfield 0-2 Grimsby Town

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FA Cup: Chesterfield 0-2 Grimsby Town highlights

Goals in either half were enough for League Two Grimsby to defeat National League Chesterfield in the FA Cup second round.

The Mariners took the lead when Charles Vernam poked in from close range after meeting the path of Wes Thomas' flick-on from a Ben Pringle corner.

Chesterfield pressed for a leveller after the break as Curtis Weston had a goal-bound shot deflected behind for a corner.

But Grimsby doubled their lead moments later when Harry Clifton raced on to Thomas' through ball and finished at the second attempt after Callum Burton had saved his initial shot.

Defeat for Chesterfield ends their peculiar unbeaten run this season.

Martin Allen's side have gone 19 National League matches without a win, but came into this tie 12 games unbeaten in all competitions, with two wins in the FA Cup and 10 draws, including nine in a row in the league.

They were unfortunate not to take an early lead when Alex Kiwomya's dangerous cross was met by the head of Tom Denton, but Grimsby keeper James McKeown somehow got down to scramble it off the line.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 31Burton
  • 2Barry
  • 5Evans
  • 19Hollis
  • 3Binnom-Williams
  • 8Weston
  • 23Smith
  • 9ShawSubstituted forRowleyat 77'minutes
  • 37HallamSubstituted forHinesat 57'minutes
  • 36Kiwomya
  • 30DentonSubstituted forAmantchiat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Hines
  • 12Nelson
  • 16Rowley
  • 21Anyon
  • 22Muggleton
  • 29Amantchi
  • 32Fortuné

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 27Hendrie
  • 24Davis
  • 6Collins
  • 19Fox
  • 15CliftonBooked at 71mins
  • 7Hessenthaler
  • 18VernamSubstituted forRoseat 73'minutes
  • 22Embleton
  • 30PringleSubstituted forCookat 86'minutes
  • 39ThomasSubstituted forCardwellat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Welsh
  • 8Rose
  • 11Cook
  • 17Cardwell
  • 23Russell
  • 25Whitmore
  • 26Buckley
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,537

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 0, Grimsby Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Grimsby Town 2.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Chesterfield).

Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Levi Amantchi (Chesterfield).

Jordan Cook (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Elliot Embleton.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Attempt blocked. Alex Kiwomya (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jerome Binnom-Williams.

Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).

Haydn Hollis (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Cook.

Attempt missed. Haydn Hollis (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Smith.

Attempt missed. Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Harry Clifton.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jordan Cook replaces Ben Pringle because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ben Pringle (Grimsby Town) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Luke Hendrie with a cross.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Will Evans.

Attempt blocked. Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler.

Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zavon Hines (Chesterfield).

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

Foul by Curtis Weston (Chesterfield).

Foul by Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town).

Jonathan Smith (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Cardwell replaces Wes Thomas.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Luke Hendrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Joe Rowley replaces Lee Shaw.

Attempt missed. Bradley Barry (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Kiwomya with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Ben Pringle (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Alex Kiwomya.

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Elliot Embleton.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Mitch Rose replaces Charles Vernam.

Ben Pringle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Chesterfield).

Booking

Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 0, Grimsby Town 2. Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Wes Thomas with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Charles Vernam.

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