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Stevenage 3-1 Grimsby Town

Stevenage earned their first win of the League Two season with a convincing victory against 10-man Grimsby at the Lamex Stadium.

Danny Newton opened the scoring in the 37th minute with a clever chip, while Jonathan Smith made it two on the stroke of half-time.

After the break, substitute Ben Kennedy curled a sublime third into the top corner, with virtually his first kick after coming off the bench.

Danny Collins nodded home a late consolation for Grimsby, who had former Gateshead man Sam Jones sent off for an off-the-ball incident in the 58th minute.

It was Grimsby's third red card in as many games this season, following the dismissals of Zak Mills and James Berrett earlier in the campaign.

Early on, a free-kick from Grimsby midfielder Luke Summerfield was clawed back from the line. However, there were plenty in blue who thought it had gone in.

It proved to be a rare moment of excitement for the visitors, though, who fell to their second successive defeat.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fryer
  • 25Henry
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 5Franks
  • 3Martin
  • 15SamuelSubstituted forKennedyat 60'minutes
  • 2SmithBooked at 28minsSubstituted forConlonat 80'minutes
  • 17GormanBooked at 81mins
  • 11Pett
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forMcKeeat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19Newton

Substitutes

  • 7Whelpdale
  • 8Beautyman
  • 10Kennedy
  • 16Day
  • 18Conlon
  • 20Vancooten
  • 30McKee

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Mills
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Collins
  • 3DixonBooked at 90mins
  • 27DembeleSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 86'minutes
  • 8RoseBooked at 11mins
  • 19Summerfield
  • 10JonesBooked at 58mins
  • 9HooperSubstituted forCardwellat 45'minutes
  • 11KellySubstituted forBolarinwaat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 4McAllister
  • 14Osborne
  • 17Cardwell
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 30Killip
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
2,793

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 3, Grimsby Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Grimsby Town 1.

  3. Booking

    Mark McKee (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mark McKee (Stevenage).

  5. Post update

    Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Booking

    Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Tom Conlon.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dale Gorman (Stevenage) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Diallang Jaiyesimi replaces Siriki Dembele.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Stevenage 3, Grimsby Town 1. Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Summerfield following a set piece situation.

  14. Booking

    Dale Gorman (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).

  16. Post update

    Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Conlon replaces Jonathan Smith.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Mark McKee replaces Matt Godden.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32104227
2Exeter32103127
3Luton320111386
4Coventry32015146
5Carlisle32016336
6Accrington32017526
7Notts County32016516
8Stevenage31207525
9Newport31205415
10Crewe31204315
11Mansfield31115414
12Barnet31113304
13Morecambe31113304
14Wycombe311178-14
15Forest Green311167-14
16Port Vale310256-13
17Cambridge310223-13
18Grimsby310246-23
19Chesterfield310235-23
20Cheltenham310225-33
21Yeovil3102814-63
22Lincoln City302134-12
23Colchester301227-51
24Crawley300315-40
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