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Grimsby Town 0-1 Scunthorpe United

Kevin van Veen's second-half strike earned Scunthorpe victory over Grimsby in the Lincolnshire derby at Blundell Park.

Meeting for the first time in a league fixture since 2005, it was a frantic start from both sides - but there were few attempts during the early stages.

As the clock ticked past 15 minutes, Grimsby's Matt Green burst through and took aim, only to be denied by the on-rushing Jake Eastwood.

Max Wright then struck the base of the post on a Grimsby counter-attack.

Upon the restart, a snap-shot from Wright needed to be dealt with by Eastwood, while Kgosi Ntlhe soon tested James McKeown at the other end.

Luke Waterfall blazed over the crossbar against one of his former clubs as the hosts continue to have the better of things - shortly before the match-winning moment came.

Scunthorpe opened up their arch rivals for the first time, with Dutchman van Veen gaining possession and lofting the ball over McKeown and into the back of the net.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hendrie
  • 6Waterfall
  • 4Davis
  • 3Gibson
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 15CliftonBooked at 36minsSubstituted forRoseat 71'minutes
  • 12Robson
  • 19WrightBooked at 82mins
  • 7GreenSubstituted forOgbuat 73'minutes
  • 18Vernam

Substitutes

  • 5Öhman
  • 14Rose
  • 17Cardwell
  • 20Ogbu
  • 23Russell
  • 25Pollock
  • 29Starbuck

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Eastwood
  • 14Perch
  • 26McGaheyBooked at 32mins
  • 23McArdle
  • 3NtlheBooked at 73mins
  • 20Gilliead
  • 5Songo'oSubstituted forWardat 29'minutesBooked at 76minsSubstituted forProctorat 85'minutes
  • 22Sutton
  • 28BrownBooked at 26minsSubstituted forMcAteeat 60'minutes
  • 10van VeenBooked at 62mins
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 1Watson
  • 6Butler
  • 13Ward
  • 29Miller
  • 32Bedeau
  • 33Proctor
  • 45McAtee
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
7,385

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Moses Ogbu.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by John McAtee.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Gibson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Hendrie with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler with a cross following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by James Perch.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Hendrie.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jamie Proctor replaces Jamie Ward.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jake Eastwood.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ethan Robson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

  16. Post update

    Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  19. Booking

    Max Wright (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon22134539241543
2Exeter2211743125640
3Crewe21115538241438
4Cheltenham2199333171636
5Bradford2110652819936
6Forest Green2210662618836
7Northampton2210573223935
8Colchester2197529191034
9Plymouth209563022832
10Port Vale227962627-130
11Cambridge227782723428
12Scunthorpe227783028228
13Newport207761918128
14Salford226882431-726
15Leyton Orient226793037-725
16Walsall2266101930-1124
17Mansfield225892831-323
18Crawley225892633-723
19Oldham215882230-823
20Grimsby205692026-621
21Carlisle2256112035-1521
22Macclesfield205961922-318
23Morecambe2246121940-2118
24Stevenage2121091427-1316
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