Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Scunthorpe United 1.
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.
- 15CliftonBooked at 36minsSubstituted forRoseat 71'minutes
- 19WrightBooked at 82mins
- 7GreenSubstituted forOgbuat 73'minutes
- 26McGaheyBooked at 32mins
- 3NtlheBooked at 73mins
- 5Songo'oSubstituted forWardat 29'minutesBooked at 76minsSubstituted forProctorat 85'minutes
- 28BrownBooked at 26minsSubstituted forMcAteeat 60'minutes
- 10van VeenBooked at 62mins
- Tom Nield
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Scunthorpe United 1.
Attempt missed. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler.
Attempt missed. Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Moses Ogbu.
Attempt missed. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by John McAtee.
Attempt blocked. Liam Gibson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Hendrie with a cross.
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.
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by James Perch.
Attempt saved. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Hendrie.
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jamie Proctor replaces Jamie Ward.
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jake Eastwood.
Attempt saved. Ethan Robson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.
Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).
Attempt blocked. Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Max Wright (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.