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Grimsby Town 0-2 Crewe Alexandra

A goal in each half saw Crewe claim a victory at Grimsby that lifts them into the top three in League Two.

George Cooper grabbed the opener on the stroke of half-time after pouncing on a mistake from the hosts before James Jones added a second with five minutes to go.

Crewe were asking more questions throughout the first half and could have gone ahead on the half-hour mark when Josh Gowling handled in the box and Michael Salisbury pointed to the spot.

Chris Dagnall struck his penalty well but James McKeown sprang to his right to push away and maintain parity.

Grimsby had the ball in the net six minutes before the break when Ben Garratt spilled Omar Bogle's powerful shot but strike-partner Shaun Tuton was flagged offside as he tapped home.

The Alex got the goal their first-half display had deserved in stoppage time when they pounced on a mistake by Luke Summerfield and Cooper was played into the box to slot home.

After early appeals for a penalty were waved away, Grimsby continued to plug away in search of an equaliser, but Steve Davis' men sealed a deserved victory five minutes from time when Jones forced a late corner over the line from close range.

REACTION: Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst speaks to BBC Radio Humberside

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Davies
  • 5Pearson
  • 6GowlingBooked at 72mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 7Chambers
  • 19Summerfield
  • 26Comley
  • 10VoseSubstituted forBolarinwaat 76'minutes
  • 9BogleBooked at 60mins
  • 29TutonSubstituted forJacksonat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Disley
  • 14Jackson
  • 16Berrett
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 21Vernon
  • 22Collins
  • 30Henderson

Crewe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 3Guthrie
  • 4Davis
  • 14BakayogoBooked at 27mins
  • 11CooperSubstituted forKirkat 81'minutes
  • 15HollandsBooked at 43mins
  • 8Jones
  • 22KiwomyaSubstituted forBinghamat 90'minutes
  • 9Dagnall
  • 7Lowe

Substitutes

  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 10Saunders
  • 13Richards
  • 18Bingham
  • 20Kirk
  • 25Ainley
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
5,289

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home19
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Billy Bingham replaces Alex Kiwomya because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 2. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Dagnall.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Shaun Pearson.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Charlie Kirk replaces George Cooper.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

  12. Post update

    Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Tom Bolarinwa replaces Dominic Vose.

  16. Post update

    Ben Davies (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  19. Booking

    Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth8602106418
2Doncaster8512178916
3Crewe8431128415
4Morecambe85031213-115
5Portsmouth8422116514
6Colchester84221411314
7Luton8413159613
8Carlisle8260119212
9Mansfield833277012
10Leyton Orient8323119211
11Accrington83231111011
12Notts County83231213-111
13Crawley8323810-211
14Barnet724175210
15Grimsby83141514110
16Stevenage83141415-110
17Hartlepool82421216-410
18Blackpool823311929
19Wycombe8224713-68
20Cheltenham8143910-17
21Yeovil8215612-67
22Newport7133912-36
23Exeter8206613-76
24Cambridge8035513-83
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