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Grimsby Town 1-0 Crawley Town

Grimsby halted a run of three straight League Two defeats as substitute Ahkeem Rose's late winner secured victory over Crawley at Blundell Park.

Rose came off the bench to settle the scores with his first Football League goal, prodding home three minutes from time.

Chances were at a premium in the first half, although it was the visitors who looked the most likely to open the scoring.

Ollie Palmer, the former Grimsby loanee, saw two attempts charged down in the box, while he also clipped over on the stretch.

At the other end, Harry Cardwell almost marked his return from injury in style, but his tame effort was cleared off the line.

The game followed a similar pattern upon the restart, with Palmer once again threatening.

And the visitors were almost gift-wrapped an opener when a Grimsby mix-up sent Panutche Camara through, but he was ultimately stopped in his tracks by an offside flag, with the goal at his mercy.

James McKeown then denied George Francomb, before the lively Rose came off the bench to clinch all three points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 27Hendrie
  • 24Davis
  • 6Collins
  • 19Fox
  • 30PringleSubstituted forWelshat 88'minutes
  • 7Hessenthaler
  • 15CliftonBooked at 78mins
  • 18VernamSubstituted forRoseat 80'minutes
  • 39ThomasBooked at 83mins
  • 17CardwellSubstituted forWoolfordat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Welsh
  • 8Rose
  • 11Cook
  • 16Woolford
  • 21Rose
  • 23Russell
  • 25Whitmore

Crawley

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Morris
  • 6Connolly
  • 5McNerney
  • 14Francomb
  • 2Young
  • 21BulmanSubstituted forGrego-Coxat 68'minutes
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 4Payne
  • 16Maguire
  • 28Camara
  • 9PalmerBooked at 47mins

Substitutes

  • 3Doherty
  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 10Poleon
  • 12Mersin
  • 27Allarakhia
  • 33N'Gala
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
4,459

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Crawley Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Crawley Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. John Welsh replaces Ben Pringle.

  5. Post update

    Andrew Fox (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town).

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Crawley Town 0. Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

  8. Post update

    Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by George Francomb (Crawley Town).

  10. Post update

    Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town).

  12. Booking

    Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town).

  14. Post update

    Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Pringle (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ahkeem Rose replaces Charles Vernam.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.