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Grimsby Town 1-0 Carlisle United

Carlisle's League Two play-off hopes were dealt a big blow as Joe Grayson's last-minute strike saw them fall to defeat at Grimsby.

Charles Vernam created an early chance for the Mariners as he drove at the Carlisle defence, before seeing his deflected shot spin just wide of the post.

There were few chances in the first half, though, with Callum O'Hare coming closest for the visitors after seeing his shot blocked by Harry Davis.

Michael Jolley's men started the second period brightly but it was Carlisle who created the first chance of the half, with James McKeown coming off his line quickly to block Nathan Thomas' strike.

Vernam then took the bouncing ball well on the volley to force Adam Collin into a smart save, but the game looked destined to remain goalless as time ticked away.

That was until the 90th minute, when Vernam sent the ball in from the right to find Grayson at the back post, with the on-loan Blackburn defender slotting home to earn Grimsby a first win in 11 games.

Carlisle are two points outside the play-off places with two games to go.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 24Davis
  • 25Whitmore
  • 3RingSubstituted forWoolfordat 63'minutes
  • 27Hendrie
  • 7Hessenthaler
  • 18Vernam
  • 15CliftonBooked at 64mins
  • 21RoseSubstituted forPollockat 90+2'minutes
  • 8DennisSubstituted forGraysonat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Grayson
  • 16Woolford
  • 23Russell
  • 29Burrell
  • 30Curran
  • 31Pollock
  • 32McPherson

Carlisle

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Collin
  • 4Liddle
  • 5Gerrard
  • 6Parkes
  • 2Miller
  • 8JonesBooked at 60mins
  • 17O'Hare
  • 21EtuhuSubstituted forGlendonat 28'minutes
  • 16ThomasBooked at 54mins
  • 9HopeSubstituted forKennedyat 82'minutes
  • 22ScougallSubstituted forCullenat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Kennedy
  • 11Glendon
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 13Cullen
  • 15Slater
  • 23Branthwaite
  • 29Gray
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
3,647

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Carlisle United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Carlisle United 0.

  3. Post update

    Joe Grayson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Gary Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Callum O'Hare (Carlisle United).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Alex Whitmore.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Matthew Pollock replaces Ahkeem Rose.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Carlisle United 0. Joe Grayson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charles Vernam with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

  14. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Joe Grayson replaces Kristian Dennis because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Delay in match Kristian Dennis (Grimsby Town) because of an injury.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Jason Kennedy replaces Hallam Hope.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match Kristian Dennis (Grimsby Town) because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Alex Whitmore (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City442316573393485
2Bury4422111180542677
3Mansfield442016868383076
4MK Dons4422101270472376
5Forest Green4420131165432273
6Tranmere4420121261461572
7Exeter4418121459491066
8Colchester441810166053764
9Carlisle44197186360364
10Stevenage441810165554164
11Newport431810155558-364
12Oldham4316141365521362
13Crewe44188185654262
14Swindon441516135452261
15Northampton441318135759-257
16Cheltenham441412185464-1054
17Grimsby44158214254-1253
18Morecambe441311205168-1750
19Crawley44148224663-1750
20Port Vale441212203853-1548
21Cambridge441210223863-2546
22Macclesfield44913224673-2740
23Yeovil44911243964-2538
24Notts County44814224580-3538
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