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Grimsby Town 1-1 Welling United

Grimsby's Dayle Southwell and Newport's Alex Gilby

Dayle Southwell scored a late equaliser to earn play-off chasing Grimsby a point against Welling United.

An acrobatic finish from midfielder Joe Healy put the visitors ahead early on in the first half.

Craig Disley headed against the post and Alex Rodman saw his effort tipped around by keeper Lee Butcher as Grimsby searched for an equaliser.

And it was Southwell who made the breakthrough, poking in from close range deep into injury time.

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Grimsby Town boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It looked like we were going to lose it. Credit to the players, they kept going to the end and the goal came from what I was looking for us to do.

"I thought we stayed a little bit nice with our play. Overall, I don't think we were second best.

"Frustration is the main word in terms of some of our passing.

"Saturday's game had taken something out of us. Welling had a game Saturday and went to Plymouth and they got beat 3-0."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 3Thomas
  • 5Pearson
  • 12McDonaldBooked at 31minsSubstituted forSouthwellat 82'minutes
  • 2Hatton
  • 23Rodman
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forColbeckat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4KerrBooked at 45mins
  • 8Disley
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forCookat 66'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 17Hannah

Substitutes

  • 9Cook
  • 7Colbeck
  • 20Southwell
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 15Bignot

Welling

  • 18Butcher
  • 14Hudson
  • 5FranksBooked at 90mins
  • 31Vanderhyde
  • 26Cargill
  • 33HealySubstituted forCumbersat 79'minutes
  • 27Day
  • 4GallagherBooked at 49mins
  • 15Dyer
  • 9GuthrieBooked at 26minsSubstituted forBasseleat 59'minutes
  • 10Lafayette

Substitutes

  • 25Cumbers
  • 13Turner
  • 30Bassele
  • 21Beautyman
  • 3Obersteller
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home17
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Welling United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Welling United 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Welling United 1. Dayle Southwell (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal.

  4. Booking

    Fraser Franks (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Luis Cumbers (Welling United).

  6. Post update

    Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ross Lafayette (Welling United).

  8. Post update

    Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Booking

    Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town).

  11. Post update

    Ross Lafayette (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

  14. Post update

    Blaine Hudson (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Lafayette (Welling United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aristide Bassele (Welling United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Baily Cargill with a cross.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Dayle Southwell replaces Clayton McDonald.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

  20. Post update

    Alex Dyer (Welling United) wins a free kick.

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