Match ends, Stevenage 3, Grimsby Town 1.
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.
- 15SamuelSubstituted forKennedyat 60'minutes
- 2SmithBooked at 28minsSubstituted forConlonat 80'minutes
- 17GormanBooked at 81mins
- 24GoddenSubstituted forMcKeeat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 3DixonBooked at 90mins
- 27DembeleSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 86'minutes
- 8RoseBooked at 11mins
- 10JonesBooked at 58mins
- 9HooperSubstituted forCardwellat 45'minutes
- 11KellySubstituted forBolarinwaat 45'minutes
- Scott Oldham
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Grimsby Town 1.
Mark McKee (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Mark McKee (Stevenage).
Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town).
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Tom Conlon.
Attempt blocked. Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Dale Gorman (Stevenage) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Diallang Jaiyesimi replaces Siriki Dembele.
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.
Dale Gorman (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).
Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Conlon replaces Jonathan Smith.
Substitution, Stevenage. Mark McKee replaces Matt Godden.
Attempt saved. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.