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Scunthorpe United 0-2 Grimsby Town

Second-half headers from Charles Vernam and Luke Waterfall secured Grimsby a deserved victory in their derby with Scunthorpe, who finished the game with 10 men.

The pair nodded home in the space of 11 minutes to breach what had previously been a resolute home rearguard and earn the Mariners a first league success over their rivals since 1990.

Defences dominated an opening 45 minutes that saw plenty of endeavour but little quality, with a free-kick curled inches wide by home striker Kevin Van Veen one of few efforts of note.

After the break though, Town took control, with Vernam one of two players left unmarked at the far post to coolly head home Elliott Hewitt's inviting cross in the 51st minute.

Scunthorpe were still recovering from falling behind when Waterfall stormed into the middle and met a swirling corner to the back post 11 minutes later.

The Iron's afternoon went from bad to worse in the 81st minute when substitute Levi Sutton was sent off for a late lunge on Elliott Whitehouse, only four minutes after coming on.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Watson
  • 15Lawrence-Gabriel
  • 23McArdleSubstituted forSuttonat 77'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 6Butler
  • 32BedeauBooked at 65mins
  • 16ButroidSubstituted forGreenat 64'minutes
  • 20GillieadBooked at 86mins
  • 45McAtee
  • 14PerchBooked at 90mins
  • 29Miller
  • 10van Veen

Substitutes

  • 5Songo'o
  • 13Lawlor
  • 22Sutton
  • 33Green
  • 35Rowe
  • 40Pugh
  • 43Liddle

Grimsby

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hendrie
  • 6WaterfallBooked at 22mins
  • 4DavisSubstituted forPollockat 45'minutes
  • 33Driscoll-GlennonBooked at 20minsSubstituted forTilleyat 59'minutes
  • 12Grandin
  • 22HewittBooked at 89mins
  • 10Whitehouse
  • 19Wright
  • 16ClarkeSubstituted forGreenat 74'minutes
  • 18Vernam

Substitutes

  • 7Green
  • 15Clifton
  • 20Benson
  • 21Tilley
  • 23Russell
  • 25Pollock
  • 34Davies
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
6,855

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Grimsby Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Grimsby Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel (Scunthorpe United).

  4. Post update

    Matt Green (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Booking

    James Perch (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).

  7. Post update

    Elliott Hewitt (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Elliott Hewitt (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Elliot Grandin (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charles Vernam.

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

    John McAtee (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Grimsby Town).

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Elliot Grandin (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Booking

    Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United).

  16. Post update

    Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Tilley (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Charles Vernam.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Devarn Green (Scunthorpe United).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Dismissal

    Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) is shown the red card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe37209867432469
2Swindon36216962392369
3Plymouth37208961392268
4Exeter371811853431065
5Cheltenham361713652272564
6Colchester371513952371558
7Northampton371771354401458
8Port Vale37141585044657
9Bradford371412114440454
10Salford371311134946350
11Forest Green361310134340349
12Crawley371115115147448
13Grimsby371211144551-647
14Walsall36138154049-947
15Newport351210133237-546
16Cambridge37129164048-845
17Leyton Orient361012144755-842
18Oldham37914144457-1341
19Scunthorpe371010174456-1240
20Carlisle36912153756-1939
21Mansfield36911164855-738
22Morecambe37711193560-2532
23Macclesfield37715153247-1530
24Stevenage36313202450-2622
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