Welling secured their first win of the season as Ross Lafayette's late strike saw them beat Grimsby.

The striker's cool, left-foot finish from 12 yards out sealed the points for the Wings with five minutes remaining.

The Mariners almost took the lead on the stroke of half-time as Clayton McDonald's header from a Patrick McLaughlin corner hit the crossbar.

Jake Gallagher, Alex Dyer and Fraser Franks all went close for Welling after the break before Lafayette's winner.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby Town joint-manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I felt overall there's no way we didn't deserve to come away with a point but, that said, we were disappointed with how the game panned out probably from sixty-five minutes onwards.

"Sometimes I think you have to respect what you've got but to leave with nothing and lose our first game of the season is disappointing.

"That's the danger we have when travelling away from home.

"Had we not brought more players down today we would have been scratching around so you need that cover. It wasn't ideal but we feel we've still got enough out there to get a result today."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Welling United

  • 18 Butcher
  • 03 Obersteller
  • 05 Franks
  • 06 Berqvrst Booked
  • 14 Hudson
  • 04 Jalladeher Booked
  • 08 Clarke (Beautyman - 56' )
  • 15 Dyer
  • 33 Healy
  • 09 Guthrie (Pires - 62' )
  • 10 Lafayette

Substitutes

  • 13 Turner
  • 19 Obersteller
  • 17 Webb
  • 21 Beautyman
  • 11 Pires

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Thomas
  • 06 Doig
  • 12 McDonald
  • 15 Bignot
  • 04 Kerr Booked (Southwell - 87' )
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 08 Disley
  • 23 Rodman (Neilson - 75' )
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 14 John-Lewis Booked (Cook - 56' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Hatton
  • 11 Neilson
  • 18 Thanoj
  • 09 Cook
  • 20 Southwell
Ref: Hicks
Att: 807

Match Stats

Shots

9 8

On target

4 5

Corners

7 8

Fouls

9 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:04 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +4:16

Joe Colbeck delivers the ball.

90:00 +1:37

Dayle Southwell takes a shot. Lee Butcher punches the ball. Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the left by-line. Doug Bergqvist makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:47

Corner from the right by-line taken by Harry Beautyman. Unfair challenge on Clayton McDonald by Blaine Hudson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

88:42

Dayle Southwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraser Franks. Lee Butcher takes the free kick.

85:59

Free kick taken by Blaine Hudson.

85:59 Substitution

Substitution Dayle Southwell comes on in place of Scott Kerr.

85:59

Joe Colbeck challenges Joe Healy unfairly and gives away a free kick.

84:38

Alex Dyer provided the assist for the goal.

84:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross Lafayette - Welling 1 - 0 Grimsby Ross Lafayette scores with a left foot finish. Welling 1-0 Grimsby.

82:11

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line. Clearance made by Ross Lafayette.

81:59

Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Fraser Franks gets a block in.

80:53

Corner from the left by-line taken by Patrick McLaughlin. Header by Scott Neilson goes harmlessly over the bar.

80:09

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin. Clearance made by Blaine Hudson.

78:42

Chris Doig gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Dyer. Fraser Franks shoots direct from the free kick and clears the bar.

76:52

Corner taken by Jack Obersteller. Clearance by Craig Disley.

76:12

Ross Lafayette fouled by Clayton McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Harry Beautyman restarts play with the free kick.

74:39

Corner from the right by-line taken by Patrick McLaughlin. Joe Healy manages to make a clearance.

74:39 Substitution

Substitution Scott Neilson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Rodman.

74:15

Patrick McLaughlin takes a shot. Fraser Franks gets a block in.

73:33

Alex Dyer takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

72:28

Corner from the left by-line taken by Harry Beautyman.

70:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick McLaughlin by Harry Beautyman. Clayton McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

68:28

Blaine Hudson challenges Andy Cook unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick McLaughlin fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick which goes left of the net.

68:01

Shot by Jake Gallagher missed to the left of goal.

66:01

Joe Colbeck crosses the ball. Lee Butcher safely holds on.

64:43

Loick Pires takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

62:48

Foul by Aswad Thomas on Doug Bergqvist, free kick awarded. Jack Obersteller crosses the ball in from the free kick. Unfair challenge on Clayton McDonald by Blaine Hudson results in a free kick. James McKeown takes the free kick.

61:48 Substitution

Substitution Kurtis Guthrie goes off and Loick Pires comes on.

61:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Blaine Hudson by Andy Cook. Free kick taken by Lee Butcher.

55:33 Substitution

Substitution Harry Beautyman is brought on as a substitute for Lee Clarke.

55:33 Substitution

Substitution Andy Cook on for Lenell John-Lewis.

53:30

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line. Lee Clarke manages to make a clearance.

51:11

The referee penalises Doug Bergqvist for handball. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

50:52

Jack Obersteller fouled by Lenell John-Lewis, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Butcher.

49:52

Scott Kerr is booked.

49:52 Booking

Booking

49:26

The referee shows Doug Bergqvist a yellow card for dissent.

49:26 Booking

Booking

48:36

The referee cautions Lenell John-Lewis for unsporting behaviour.

48:36 Booking

Booking

45:22

Lenell John-Lewis challenges Alex Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Butcher takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:21 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:33

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ross Lafayette. Clayton McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

44:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kurtis Guthrie by Aswad Thomas. Jack Obersteller restarts play with the free kick.

43:27

Joe Colbeck crosses the ball. Blocked by Jack Obersteller. Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line. Header at goal by Clayton McDonald hits the woodwork.

41:24

Ross Lafayette is flagged offside by the assistant referee. James McKeown takes the free kick.

40:15

Joe Healy takes a shot. Scott Kerr gets a block in. Corner taken by Jack Obersteller. James McKeown punches the ball.

38:45

Alex Rodman takes a shot. Jack Obersteller gets a block in.

37:50 Booking

Booking

37:38

Unfair challenge on Scott Kerr by Jake Gallagher results in a free kick. Jake Gallagher receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Patrick McLaughlin. Blaine Hudson manages to make a clearance.

35:24

Lenell John-Lewis concedes a free kick for a foul on Blaine Hudson. Lee Butcher takes the free kick.

30:13

Lenell John-Lewis fouled by Fraser Franks, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

28:42

Joe Colbeck gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Blaine Hudson. Free kick taken by Lee Butcher.

26:47

Aswad Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Kurtis Guthrie. Free kick crossed by Jack Obersteller. Clearance by Clayton McDonald.

26:11

The ball is sent over by Joe Colbeck.

21:48

Alex Dyer takes a shot. Clayton McDonald gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Alex Dyer. Paul Bignot manages to make a clearance. Corner from the left by-line taken by Alex Dyer. Blaine Hudson takes a shot. James McKeown turns it away with a finger tip save. Corner taken by Alex Dyer from the left by-line. Header by Blaine Hudson misses left.

20:39

Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Lee Butcher catches the ball.

11:22

Unfair challenge on Joe Colbeck by Jack Obersteller results in a free kick. Scott Kerr restarts play with the free kick.

10:48

A cross is delivered by Ross Lafayette. Chris Doig manages to make a clearance.

9:48

The ball is sent over by Jake Gallagher.

8:52

Unfair challenge on Clayton McDonald by Ross Lafayette results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

7:27

Kurtis Guthrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis. Free kick taken by Craig Disley.

5:44

The referee penalises Scott Kerr for handball. Lee Clarke takes the free kick.

4:21

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin. Free kick awarded for a foul by Lenell John-Lewis on Fraser Franks. Free kick taken by Lee Butcher.

3:02

The ball is crossed by Paul Bignot. Lee Butcher catches the ball.

1:29

The referee blows for offside against Lenell John-Lewis. Free kick taken by Lee Butcher.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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