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Grimsby Town 0-1 Exeter City

Exeter maintained their League Two promotion push with victory over lowly hosts Grimsby Town.

It was a tale of two penalties as the first-half drew to a close at Blundell Park, before the Grecians were later reduced to ten-men when Kane Wilson picked up two yellow cards.

Jayden Stockley made no mistake for Exeter in the 37th minute - but 90 seconds later, JJ Hooper sent his spot-kick wide at the other end.

Hooper struck over when well positioned earlier on, while full debutant Harry Clifton was also stopped in his tracks on the line.

Upon the restart, the advancing Troy Brown headed inches wide of James McKeown's right-hand post.

A long-range attempt from Hooper, shortly before he was replaced, was as close as Grimsby came in the second-half.

Mitch Rose and Clifton also missed the target with almost identical drives, while loanee Jamille Matt entered the fray and forced Christy Pym into his first save.

But the referee soon called time as Grimsby's winless run was extended to 14 matches.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Mills
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Collins
  • 3DixonBooked at 73minsSubstituted forVernamat 84'minutes
  • 15CliftonSubstituted forDembeleat 76'minutes
  • 7Berrett
  • 8Rose
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 17Cardwell
  • 9HooperSubstituted forMattat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Kelly
  • 14Osborne
  • 16Suliman
  • 27Dembele
  • 29Matt
  • 30Killip
  • 34Vernam

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 22WilsonBooked at 81mins
  • 15Moore-TaylorBooked at 79mins
  • 39Brown
  • 21Moxey
  • 7Harley
  • 44BoatengSubstituted forJamesat 83'minutes
  • 6Tillson
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forStoreyat 90'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 11Stockley

Substitutes

  • 3Woodman
  • 4James
  • 8Simpson
  • 12Jones
  • 20Jay
  • 28Edwards
  • 38Storey
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
4,151

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home19
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Exeter City 1.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jordan Storey replaces Lee Holmes.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Attempt missed. Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Charles Vernam replaces Paul Dixon.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lloyd James replaces Hiram Boateng.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town).

(Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Kane Wilson (Exeter City) for a bad foul.

Foul by Kane Wilson (Exeter City).

Booking

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town).

Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Attempt blocked. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Siriki Dembele replaces Harry Clifton.

Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Holmes (Exeter City).

Booking

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

Foul by Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town).

Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Kane Wilson.

Hand ball by Lee Holmes (Exeter City).

Booking

Kane Wilson (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kane Wilson (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Foul by Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town).

Troy Brown (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jamille Matt replaces JJ Hooper.

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

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton34208674344068
2Accrington34205958382065
3Wycombe34188867501762
4Notts County351710856362061
5Mansfield341612653351860
6Exeter33184114437758
7Swindon35183145551457
8Lincoln City34141194637953
9Coventry33156123728951
10Carlisle35149125045551
11Crawley35156144143-251
12Colchester351311114541450
13Newport341212104143-248
14Cambridge35139133545-1048
15Stevenage35119154651-542
16Cheltenham351010154852-440
17Yeovil34108164655-938
18Crewe35113214157-1636
19Forest Green34106183956-1736
20Grimsby3599173051-2136
21Morecambe33811143444-1035
22Port Vale3498173749-1235
23Chesterfield3486203561-2630
24Barnet3578203352-1929
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