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Grimsby Town 3-1 Woking

Lenell John-Lewis
Lenell John-Lewis took his tally for the season to 11 with a double against Woking

Grimsby closed the gap on Conference leaders Barnet as they bounced back from defeat to Kidderminster by beating fellow high-flyers Woking.

Craig Disley's looping header from Carl Magnay's deep cross put the hosts ahead after the Cards lost Jake Cole and Scott Rendell to first-half injuries.

Lenell John-Lewis's simple header made it 2-0 as Jon-Paul Pittman teed him up.

Woking hit back as Dean Morgan curled in, but John-Lewis tapped home Nathan Arnold's pass to seal Grimsby's win.

The Mariners remain second in the league table but have cut Barnet's lead from nine to six points after the Bees lost 2-1 late on at Bristol Rovers.

Woking stay in the play-off spots, but drop two places to fifth as the Pirates and Macclesfield both won to go above them.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I wouldn't say we needed a win. It was nice to get one after Saturday and that was the challenge thrown down to the players.

"But, as I said on Saturday, if we had not got the result tonight, it's not the end of the world but it's nice to get the win.

"That performance tonight wasn't particularly better than Saturday. It was maybe a little bit more professional but we scored goals at good times."

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"Whatever way you look at it, I think we've conceded goals tonight which we'll be disappointed about in every way.

"It is frustrating when you give the last goal away and those goals we did concede tonight were self-inflicted.

"To see the display what I've seen - from the poorest Grimsby team I've ever seen up here - and I mean that.

"They were there to be taken tonight and we haven't done that, which is disappointing."

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 19Parslow
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Pearson
  • 6Magnay
  • 4BrownSubstituted forClayat 79'minutes
  • 8Disley
  • 7Mackreth
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forHannahat 79'minutes
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forWatsonat 90+1'minutes
  • 20Arnold

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 10Hannah
  • 11Neilson
  • 16Clay
  • 31Watson

Woking

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23ColeSubstituted forHoweat 8'minutes
  • 6J ClarkeBooked at 62mins
  • 3Cestor
  • 21Jones
  • 32Arthur
  • 2NewtonBooked at 81mins
  • 7Payne
  • 14Lewis
  • 11Betsy
  • 9RendellSubstituted forMorganat 35'minutes
  • 16MarriottSubstituted forSoleat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Howe
  • 8Murtagh
  • 10Sole
  • 22Goddard
  • 24Morgan
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
2,663

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 3, Woking 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 3, Woking 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Woking. Dean Morgan tries a through ball, but Dean Morgan is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Craig Clay (Grimsby Town).

  5. Post update

    Dean Morgan (Woking) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Hamish Watson replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

  9. Post update

    Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 3, Woking 1. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathan Arnold with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

  13. Booking

    Adam Newton (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Adam Newton (Woking).

  15. Post update

    Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Clay replaces Scott Brown.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah replaces Jon-Paul Pittman.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Scott Brown (Grimsby Town).