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Stevenage 2-0 Grimsby Town

Stevenage kept their first clean sheet in nine games as they overcame Grimsby Town for their first win in three matches.

Steven Schumacher put the home side ahead with a spectacular free-kick on three minutes before Jobi McAnuff grabbed a second on the hour.

While Grimsby began the day on the back of four wins in six games, their out-of-form hosts - who had lost five of their last six League Two matches - struck first.

And it came in some style as Schumacher placed the ball 30 yards out before producing a stunning free-kick that Dean Henderson was powerless to stop.

Omar Bogle passed up two similar set-piece opportunities at the other end, while Matt Godden hit high and wide with Stevenage's next best chance.

Upon the restart, Grimsby pushed and probed for a leveller.

But with 62 minutes on the clock, a mix-up between Henderson and Zak Mills gift-wrapped McAnuff a chance, and he took full advantage with a lobbed finish.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Jones
  • 25Henry
  • 6WilkinsonBooked at 68mins
  • 5Franks
  • 20Ogilvie
  • 7McAnuffSubstituted forMcQuoidat 73'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 8Schumacher
  • 22Lee
  • 11PettSubstituted forTongeat 90+4'minutes
  • 14KennedySubstituted forGormanat 88'minutes
  • 24Godden

Substitutes

  • 10McQuoid
  • 16Day
  • 17Gorman
  • 18Tonge
  • 23Cowans
  • 27Johnson
  • 35Loft

Grimsby

  • 30Henderson
  • 12MillsSubstituted forDaviesat 69'minutes
  • 20BoyceSubstituted forAsanteat 75'minutes
  • 22Collins
  • 5Pearson
  • 3Andrew
  • 32Osborne
  • 26Comley
  • 31ClementsSubstituted forYussufat 57'minutes
  • 9BogleBooked at 60mins
  • 21Vernon

Substitutes

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Davies
  • 8Disley
  • 23Jones
  • 27Yussuf
  • 28Gunning
  • 33Asante
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
3,394

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 2, Grimsby Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Grimsby Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Tonge replaces Tom Pett.

Steven Schumacher (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamey Osborne (Grimsby Town).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dale Gorman replaces Ben Kennedy.

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Stevenage).

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

Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

Booking

Josh McQuoid (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Josh McQuoid (Stevenage).

Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh McQuoid (Stevenage).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Matt Godden (Stevenage).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Akwasi Asante replaces Andrew Boyce.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Josh McQuoid replaces Jobi McAnuff.

Matt Godden (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ben Davies replaces Zak Mills.

Booking

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Adi Yussuf (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Andrew Boyce.

Foul by Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage).

Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 2, Grimsby Town 0. Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

Booking

Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Charlie Lee.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster28194558342461
2Plymouth26173643281554
3Carlisle281213349381149
4Luton27129639241545
5Portsmouth27136840271345
6Wycombe2612773428643
7Exeter271331140271342
8Barnet28101173838041
9Colchester2711794134740
10Mansfield28101083130140
11Cambridge27116103631539
12Grimsby28116113533239
13Blackpool2699838271136
14Stevenage28113144246-436
15Crawley26105113240-835
16Yeovil2788112834-632
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Hartlepool2879123647-1130
19Crewe28611112639-1329
20Accrington2668122435-1126
21Notts County2875163051-2126
22Cheltenham27510122839-1125
23Leyton Orient2774162841-1325
24Newport2757153246-1422
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