League Two
Grimsby1Crewe0

Grimsby Town 1-0 Crewe Alexandra

Mitch Rose's first-half header was enough to earn Grimsby their first win in four league games with a victory over Crewe at Blundell Park.

Crewe suffered an early setback when debutant Conor Grant was stretchered off after 18 minutes following a sickening blow while battling for the ball with Rose.

Grimsby reacted well after the long stoppage, and went close when Rose volleyed towards goal, forcing Ben Garratt into a smart save.

The midfielder gave the hosts the lead just moments later though when he latched on to a corner to nod in from close range after 36 minutes.

Grimsby went close after the break when JJ Hooper received the ball on the break before sending his shot just wide of Garratt's near post.

The hosts almost doubled the lead in unusual fashion when Zak Mills' cross from the right hit the top of the crossbar.

Chris Porter was denied late on when James McKeown blocked his initial shot before Karleigh Osborne cleared off the line from the follow-up to secure Grimsby's win.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Mills
  • 14Osborne
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Dixon
  • 27DembeleBooked at 48minsSubstituted forDaviesat 79'minutes
  • 8RoseBooked at 58mins
  • 7Berrett
  • 25WoolfordSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 69'minutes
  • 9Hooper
  • 21VernonSubstituted forMattat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 11Kelly
  • 17Cardwell
  • 19Summerfield
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 29Matt
  • 30Killip

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 14AinleySubstituted forDaleat 68'minutes
  • 2Ng
  • 6RaynesBooked at 33mins
  • 12Nolan
  • 11CooperBooked at 11minsSubstituted forBoweryat 81'minutes
  • 4Walker
  • 15Wintle
  • 28GrantSubstituted forBakayogoat 18'minutes
  • 7Porter
  • 9Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 3Bakayogo
  • 10Bowery
  • 13Richards
  • 18Pickering
  • 19Dale
  • 20Kirk
  • 27Stubbs
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,066

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Foul by Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town).

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Attempt saved. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Karleigh Osborne.

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

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Ryan Wintle.

JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt blocked. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Jordan Bowery replaces George Cooper.

Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ben Davies replaces Siriki Dembele.

Foul by Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town).

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Attempt blocked. JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Zak Mills (Grimsby Town).

Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Diallang Jaiyesimi replaces Martyn Woolford.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jamille Matt replaces Scott Vernon.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Owen Dale replaces Callum Ainley.

Attempt blocked. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town).

Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Zak Mills (Grimsby Town).

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Foul by Martyn Woolford (Grimsby Town).

Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter541084413
2Stevenage532095411
3Accrington5311118310
4Wycombe53111311210
5Notts County531197210
6Luton522113588
7Newport52219638
8Crewe52215418
9Barnet52127527
10Coventry52125327
11Carlisle52128807
12Cambridge52123307
13Swindon521259-47
14Lincoln City51317526
15Mansfield51318716
16Crawley52036516
17Grimsby520379-26
18Yeovil52031016-66
19Morecambe512245-15
20Colchester511379-24
21Chesterfield511349-54
22Forest Green5113815-74
23Port Vale510458-33
24Cheltenham5104510-53
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