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Exeter City 1-2 Grimsby Town

Grimsby withstood a barrage of Exeter pressure to come away with a 2-1 win at St James Park despite playing most of the second half with 10 men.

Martyn Woolford gave the visitors an early lead but Alex Whitmore was sent off in the 51st minute.

Jayden Stockley eventually levelled for the hosts with 12 minutes left, but Mitchell Rose scored from the spot soon after as the Mariners clinched a fourth straight win.

Grimsby took the lead after 15 minutes when a cross into the box was headed into the air and Woolford cracked home a superb volley.

Exeter had a goal ruled out when Chiedozie Ogbene's shot was bundled in by Tristan Abrahams, who the officials deemed was offside.

Whitmore was sent off for a late tackle on Jake Taylor early in the second half and Exeter took control.

But it took them until the 78th minute to equalise as Grimsby defended well.

They were unlocked by Nicky Law, who picked out Stockley with a perfect cross and the striker glanced in his 16th goal of the season.

Almost immediately, Grimsby were awarded a penalty when Dara O'Shea fouled Ahkeem Rose and Mitchell Rose rolled the resulting spot-kick past Christy Pym from the spot.

Exeter created plenty of chances in a thrilling finale, but Grimsby - thanks largely to the brilliance of goalkeeper James McKeown - held firm.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 4O'Shea
  • 21Moxey
  • 34HartridgeSubstituted forMartinat 90+1'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 27Collins
  • 6TillsonSubstituted forLawat 53'minutes
  • 24Ogbene
  • 19AbrahamsSubstituted forForteat 63'minutes
  • 11Stockley

Substitutes

  • 3Woodman
  • 5Martin
  • 7Martin
  • 8Law
  • 13Hamon
  • 14Forte
  • 18Oates

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 27HendrieBooked at 73mins
  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 25WhitmoreBooked at 51mins
  • 19Fox
  • 22Embleton
  • 15Clifton
  • 7HessenthalerSubstituted forRoseat 79'minutes
  • 16WoolfordBooked at 9minsSubstituted forPollockat 52'minutes
  • 39ThomasSubstituted forRoseat 76'minutes
  • 17Cardwell

Substitutes

  • 4Welsh
  • 8Rose
  • 21Rose
  • 23Russell
  • 26Buckley
  • 30Pringle
  • 31Pollock
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,956

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home30
Away6
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home15
Away0
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Grimsby Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Grimsby Town 2.

Attempt missed. Chiedozie Ogbene (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Dean Moxey (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Matthew Pollock.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Dean Moxey (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Martin replaces Alex Hartridge.

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Attempt blocked. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Archie Collins (Exeter City) left footed shot from very close range is too high.

Attempt saved. Archie Collins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Chiedozie Ogbene (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luke Hendrie.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matthew Pollock (Grimsby Town) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Grimsby Town 2. Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Mitch Rose replaces Jake Hessenthaler.

Penalty Grimsby Town. Ahkeem Rose draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Dara O'Shea (Exeter City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Grimsby Town 1. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nicky Law.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ahkeem Rose replaces Wes Thomas.

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chiedozie Ogbene (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town).

Attempt missed. Alex Hartridge (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Dara O'Shea (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Andrew Fox.

Attempt blocked. Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Chiedozie Ogbene (Exeter City).

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jonathan Forte replaces Tristan Abrahams.

Attempt saved. Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Andrew Fox.

goal

As It Stood

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1Lincoln City24155444232150
2MK Dons24128435191644
3Mansfield231012134161842
4Colchester25126736251142
5Bury25117745281740
6Forest Green241010437241340
7Exeter2511773628840
8Carlisle251231040301039
9Tranmere2510873731638
10Newport2410683541-636
11Oldham259883833535
12Stevenage25105103032-235
13Grimsby25104112931-234
14Swindon258982732-533
15Crewe2594122429-531
16Northampton2561273133-230
17Port Vale2577112532-728
18Crawley2483133038-827
19Cheltenham2468102736-926
20Morecambe2575132640-1426
21Yeovil235992627-124
22Cambridge2565142241-1923
23Macclesfield2555152141-2020
24Notts County2548132651-2520
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