Grimsby registered an emphatic first win of the season against a Mansfield side who had Gary Roberts sent off.

Frankie Artus found the top corner with a superb curling shot and Greg Pearson converted a penalty after Aswad Thomas was fouled just before the break.

Joe Colbeck made it three on the hour before Pearson headed his second to put the Mariners in total control.

Roberts was dismissed for a second bookable offence but sub Matt Rhead nodded a late consolation.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

We just needed confidence - Scott

Grimsby joint manager Rob Scott told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We knew that performance was there; we saw it pre-season against Scunthorpe and Hull.

"I thought they showed good courage after the Nuneaton game at home - probably quite rightly the fans vented their frustration because it wasn't good enough.

"Today they showed the confidence and the bottle to get on the ball.

"People probably think we're mad at times when we say there's goals in the team - it was just a case of it clicking."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (4)

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Thomas Booked
  • 05 Pearson Booked
  • 22 Pond
  • 04 Niven
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 08 Disley
  • 11 Artus
  • 19 Wood Booked
  • 12 Cook (Elding - 89' )
  • 18 Pearson

Substitutes

  • 02 Hatton
  • 17 Soares
  • 21 Thanoj
  • 09 Elding
  • 20 Southwell

Mansfield

  • 01 Marriott
  • 02 Sutton
  • 04 Dempster
  • 05 Jones
  • 13 Howell
  • 14 Clements (Rhead - 53' )
  • 18 Roberts Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 31 Daniel Booked (Briscoe - 77' )
  • 07 Meikle
  • 08 Speight Booked (Beevers - 57' )
  • 10 Green

Substitutes

  • 17 Beevers
  • 19 Hand
  • 11 Briscoe
  • 12 Wright
  • 16 Rhead
Ref: Evans
Att: 3,397

Match Stats

Shots

9 6

On target

5 3

Corners

7 3

Fouls

16 20

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:50 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +1:38

The official flags Anthony Elding offside. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:01

Frankie Artus takes the inswinging corner, Louis Briscoe makes a clearance.

88:49 Substitution

Substitution Andy Cook leaves the field to be replaced by Anthony Elding.

87:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Pearson on Anthony Howell. Lee Beevers takes the free kick.

86:34

Foul by Matt Rhead on Shaun Pearson, free kick awarded. James McKeown takes the free kick.

85:20

Assist on the goal came from Louis Briscoe.

85:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Rhead - Grimsby 4 - 1 Mansfield Matt Rhead grabs a headed goal from close in. Grimsby 4-1 Mansfield.

84:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Wood by Matt Green. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.

82:40

Derek Niven challenges Matt Rhead unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ritchie Sutton.

81:43

Free kick taken by Frankie Artus.

81:43 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee sends off Gary Roberts for second bookable offence.

81:32

Gary Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Disley.

79:56

The ball is swung over by Lindon Meikle, clearance by Shaun Pearson.

78:16

Gary Roberts handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Craig Disley takes the free kick.

77:12

Matt Rhead challenges Nathan Pond unfairly and gives away a free kick. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

76:28 Substitution

Substitution Colin Daniel goes off and Louis Briscoe comes on.

75:13

Assist by Frankie Artus.

75:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Greg Pearson - Grimsby 4 - 0 Mansfield Greg Pearson scores a headed goal from close range. Grimsby 4-0 Mansfield.

74:38

Corner taken by Frankie Artus from the right by-line played to the near post,

73:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas by Anthony Howell. Free kick taken by Derek Niven.

73:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Pearson on Lee Beevers. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.

72:39

Matt Rhead fouled by Bradley Wood, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Roberts takes the free kick.

67:52

Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

67:52 Booking

Booking The referee books Aswad Thomas for unsporting behaviour.

67:33

Aswad Thomas challenges Colin Daniel unfairly and gives away a free kick.

66:56

Lee Beevers concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Pearson. Bradley Wood takes the direct free kick.

66:13

Corner taken by Gary Roberts, Luke Jones takes a shot. Aswad Thomas manages to make a clearance.

65:56

The ball is swung over by Colin Daniel.

64:29

Gary Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Colbeck. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Frankie Artus from right wing, comfortable save by Alan Marriott.

60:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Colbeck - Grimsby 3 - 0 Mansfield Joe Colbeck fires in a goal from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Grimsby 3-0 Mansfield.

59:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Rhead by Shaun Pearson. Gary Roberts takes the free kick.

58:31

Colin Daniel takes a shot. Save made by James McKeown.

57:53

Andy Cook produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

56:50 Substitution

Substitution Jake Speight goes off and Lee Beevers comes on.

55:11

Ritchie Sutton sends in a cross, clearance by Shaun Pearson.

53:57

Frankie Artus takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, save made by Alan Marriott.

52:46

Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.

52:46 Booking

Booking The referee shows Shaun Pearson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

52:14 Substitution

Substitution Chris Clements goes off and Matt Rhead comes on.

52:14 Booking

Booking Caution for Bradley Wood.

52:08

Colin Daniel fouled by Bradley Wood, the ref awards a free kick.

50:52

Joe Colbeck produces a cross.

49:24

The ball is crossed by Joe Colbeck, blocked by John Dempster. Corner taken left-footed by Frankie Artus from the right by-line, Shaun Pearson has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

48:26

Effort on goal by Joe Colbeck from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

46:39

Unfair challenge on Colin Daniel by Bradley Wood results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gary Roberts, save made by James McKeown. Outswinging corner taken by Gary Roberts from the right by-line, clearance made by Frankie Artus.

45:30

A cross is delivered by Bradley Wood, comfortable save by Alan Marriott.

45:14

The ball is swung over by Joe Colbeck, Colin Daniel manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:24 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

44:58

Assist on the goal came from Aswad Thomas.

44:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Greg Pearson - Grimsby 2 - 0 Mansfield Placed penalty scored by Greg Pearson. Grimsby 2-0 Mansfield.

44:36 Booking

Booking Jake Speight shown a yellow card.

44:16

Jake Speight gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas.

42:41

Gary Roberts challenges Frankie Artus unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joe Colbeck, clearance made by Anthony Howell.

41:26

Greg Pearson delivers the ball, Colin Daniel manages to make a clearance.

40:06

Derek Niven challenges Lindon Meikle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ritchie Sutton restarts play with the free kick.

39:21

Matt Green concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Pond. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

38:16

A cross is delivered by Bradley Wood. The ball is delivered by Frankie Artus, Ritchie Sutton makes a clearance.

35:53

James McKeown takes the free kick.

35:53 Booking

Booking Gary Roberts receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

35:35

Gary Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Wood.

34:03

The assist for the goal came from Derek Niven.

34:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Frankie Artus - Grimsby 1 - 0 Mansfield Goal scored by Frankie Artus from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Grimsby 1-0 Mansfield.

30:57

The ball is sent over by Bradley Wood, Andy Cook takes a shot. Save made by Alan Marriott.

29:12

The ball is sent over by Lindon Meikle, clearance by James McKeown. Corner taken by Gary Roberts, free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Jones on Shaun Pearson. Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.

27:29

Gary Roberts challenges Greg Pearson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Frankie Artus.

27:01

A cross is delivered by Aswad Thomas, Colin Daniel manages to make a clearance.

26:31

Jake Speight is flagged offside by the assistant referee. James McKeown takes the free kick.

26:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Jones by Greg Pearson. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

25:36

Matt Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.

23:51

Foul by Matt Green on Shaun Pearson, free kick awarded. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

22:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Jones by Greg Pearson. Alan Marriott takes the direct free kick.

21:11

Lindon Meikle produces a cross, James McKeown makes a comfortable save.

21:01

The ball is sent over by Gary Roberts, blocked by Aswad Thomas.

20:28

Frankie Artus gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts. Free kick taken by Gary Roberts.

18:57

Matt Green has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

17:44

Unfair challenge on Andy Cook by John Dempster results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Disley. Frankie Artus takes a shot. Colin Daniel gets a block in. Corner taken short by Frankie Artus.

16:57

Shot by Gary Roberts from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

15:51

The referee blows for offside against Greg Pearson. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

14:07

Lindon Meikle concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Cook. Frankie Artus takes the direct free kick.

12:21

Unfair challenge on Jake Speight by Shaun Pearson results in a free kick. Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

11:35

Foul by Gary Roberts on Frankie Artus, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

10:36

Frankie Artus crosses the ball in from the free kick, Luke Jones fouled by Shaun Pearson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

10:36 Booking

Booking Booking for Colin Daniel for unsporting behaviour.

10:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Daniel on Joe Colbeck.

9:14

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Gary Roberts misses to the left of the target.

8:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Speight by Aswad Thomas. Luke Jones restarts play with the free kick.

8:09

Corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck, clearance made by Lindon Meikle.

7:40

The referee blows for offside against Matt Green. Aswad Thomas takes the indirect free kick.

5:43

Andy Cook takes a shot. Blocked by John Dempster. Short corner worked by Frankie Artus.

4:39

Bradley Wood produces a cross, Anthony Howell makes a clearance.

3:24

Lindon Meikle delivers the ball, Bradley Wood makes a clearance.

1:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Howell by Derek Niven. Free kick taken by Gary Roberts.

0:41

Derek Niven fouled by Lindon Meikle, the ref awards a free kick. Aswad Thomas restarts play with the free kick.

0:17

Gary Roberts sends in a cross, Shaun Pearson makes a clearance.

0:00

The game gets underway.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers