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Grimsby Town 5-2 Port Vale

A five-star display saw Grimsby chalk up their first home win of the League Two season and end Port Vale's unbeaten run.

Jordan Cook, Moses Ogbu, Luke Waterfall, Matt Green and James Hanson were all on target for the Mariners, who had fallen behind to an early goal from David Worrall.

In a first half where genuine chances were at a premium, the visitors went in front after 13 minutes when Worrall bundled the ball home from a free-kick.

However, their advantage only lasted seven minutes as Grimsby responded through Cook.

After winning his side a free-kick right on the edge of the 18-yard line, the returning forward placed a clever strike under the wall and into the bottom corner.

The scores were all square at half-time but the tide soon turned in Grimsby's favour with Ogbu and Green both finding the goal in quick succession.

Nathan Smith pulled one back for Vale just after the hour mark, but - after a few tense minutes - the Mariners restored full control courtesy of Waterfall's late header and Hanson's third of the season.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 22HewittBooked at 90mins
  • 6Waterfall
  • 4DavisSubstituted forPollockat 45'minutes
  • 2Hendrie
  • 11Cook
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 10WhitehouseBooked at 72minsSubstituted forWrightat 82'minutes
  • 7GreenSubstituted forCliftonat 60'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 20Ogbu

Substitutes

  • 15Clifton
  • 17Cardwell
  • 18Vernam
  • 19Wright
  • 21Ring
  • 23Russell
  • 25Pollock

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 2Gibbons
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 3Crookes
  • 4JoyceBooked at 73mins
  • 19Amoo
  • 7WorrallBooked at 54minsSubstituted forCampbell-Gordonat 78'minutes
  • 10Conlon
  • 22LloydSubstituted forCullenat 57'minutes
  • 21BennettSubstituted forPopeat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Kennedy
  • 9Pope
  • 13Cullen
  • 18Evans
  • 20Burgess
  • 23Campbell-Gordon
  • 30Maddison
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
4,290

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 5, Port Vale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 5, Port Vale 2.

Attempt missed. Ryan Campbell-Gordon (Port Vale) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Matthew Pollock.

Booking

Elliott Hewitt (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town).

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 5, Port Vale 2. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Max Wright.

Foul by Jordan Cook (Grimsby Town).

James Gibbons (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Max Wright replaces Elliott Whitehouse.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 4, Port Vale 2. Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Elliott Hewitt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Adam Crookes.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ryan Campbell-Gordon replaces David Worrall.

Matthew Pollock (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Booking

Luke Joyce (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Elliott Whitehouse following a fast break.

Booking

Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town).

James Gibbons (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cook (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler with a cross following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Pope replaces Richie Bennett.

Foul by Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town).

Tom Conlon (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Elliott Whitehouse.

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

Foul by Mark Cullen (Port Vale).

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 3, Port Vale 2. Nathan Smith (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Cullen with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town).

David Worrall (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Clifton replaces Matt Green.

Foul by Matthew Pollock (Grimsby Town).

Mark Cullen (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Mark Cullen replaces Ryan Lloyd.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 3, Port Vale 1. Matt Green (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Hanson with a headed pass.

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Amoo (Port Vale).

Booking

David Worrall (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter532063311
2Plymouth531193610
3Forest Green531153210
4Macclesfield53026339
5Newport52304229
6Crewe530256-19
7Grimsby522110648
8Cheltenham52218448
9Bradford52215238
10Swindon52218628
11Cambridge52216518
12Crawley52129817
13Leyton Orient521268-27
14Mansfield51318716
15Salford51317706
16Port Vale513179-26
17Colchester512256-15
18Morecambe512257-25
19Walsall512225-35
20Northampton511335-24
21Carlisle5113610-44
22Oldham511337-44
23Stevenage502304-42
24Scunthorpe5014512-71
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