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Grimsby Town 4-2 Newport County

Ryan Inniss of Newport County rises to meet a corner
Newport County lost in the Football League Trophy semi-final to Salford City

Grimsby Town came out on top of an entertaining encounter with Newport.

Brad Garmston opened the scoring within two minutes as he reacted quickest from close range after Tom King had saved Charles Vernam's initial effort.

Jordan Green fired in an equaliser for Newport after but a Benson free-kick restored Grimsby's lead on half-time.

James Hanson's volleyed Grimsby two goals ahead before Padraig Among gave Newport late hope, but Max Wright sealed the win after 84 minutes.

Grimsby leapfrog Newport into 14th in League Two, County drop to 16th.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"After the first 50 seconds we are already chasing the game, thought we did well to get back into it and we should have taken the lead but then Benson hits a great free-kick.

"We had to chase the game again so they scored the third, we get into it again, then by their fourth we are all out trying to chase an equaliser and left ourselves wide open."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 22Hewitt
  • 6Waterfall
  • 25Pollock
  • 3Garmston
  • 15Clifton
  • 20Benson
  • 10WhitehouseSubstituted forGreenat 59'minutes
  • 21Tilley
  • 9HansonBooked at 29minsSubstituted forWrightat 66'minutes
  • 18VernamSubstituted forClarkeat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Öhman
  • 7Green
  • 12Grandin
  • 16Clarke
  • 19Wright
  • 23Russell
  • 33Driscoll-Glennon

Newport

  • 1King
  • 27InnissBooked at 39minsSubstituted forLabadieat 45'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 17Bennett
  • 28Demetriou
  • 7Willmott
  • 6Gorman
  • 10Sheehan
  • 31Khan
  • 16Nurse
  • 33GreenSubstituted forAbrahamsat 71'minutes
  • 11MattSubstituted forAmondat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Haynes
  • 4Labadie
  • 5Howkins
  • 8Dolan
  • 9Amond
  • 15Abrahams
  • 21Collins
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,578

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 4, Newport County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 4, Newport County 2.

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

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Tom King.

Attempt saved. James Tilley (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Green.

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Matt Green.

Foul by Dale Gorman (Newport County).

James Tilley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Wright (Grimsby Town).

George Nurse (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 4, Newport County 2. Max Wright (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Billy Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Matt Green (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Tilley.

Offside, Newport County. Tom King tries a through ball, but Otis Khan is caught offside.

Dale Gorman (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Wright (Grimsby Town).

Attempt saved. Otis Khan (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Sheehan.

Attempt missed. James Tilley (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Billy Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Billy Clarke replaces Charles Vernam.

Foul by Dale Gorman (Newport County).

Max Wright (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dale Gorman (Newport County).

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

George Nurse (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Max Wright (Grimsby Town).

Booking

Joss Labadie (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tristan Abrahams replaces Jordan Green.

Attempt missed. Jordan Green (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by George Nurse.

Offside, Newport County. Dale Gorman tries a through ball, but Joss Labadie is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 3, Newport County 2. Padraig Amond (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Dale Gorman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Max Wright replaces James Hanson.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 3, Newport County 1. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. James Tilley (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Clifton.

Attempt missed. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Green.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Matt Green replaces Elliott Whitehouse.

Foul by Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town).

Jordan Green (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Otis Khan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Josh Benson (Grimsby Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon34206860372366
2Crewe34197862402264
3Exeter34189750381263
4Plymouth34188854371762
5Cheltenham341612650272360
6Colchester351413849351455
7Northampton351671250381255
8Port Vale35141384842655
9Bradford351312104237551
10Forest Green351210134140146
11Cambridge35129143844-645
12Crawley351014114746144
13Salford351111134546-144
14Grimsby341111124345-244
15Walsall35128153748-1144
16Newport331110123132-143
17Scunthorpe34109154250-839
18Leyton Orient35912144554-939
19Oldham35814133954-1538
20Carlisle34812143552-1736
21Mansfield35811164654-835
22Morecambe35710183458-2431
23Macclesfield35715133242-1030
24Stevenage35313192347-2422
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