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Yeovil Town 1-3 Grimsby Town

Wes Thomas scored his 10th goal of the season as Grimsby beat 10-man Yeovil 3-1.

The result leaves Michael Jolley's men eight points off the League Two play-offs, while Yeovil remain 21st.

Grimsby made the perfect start when Luke Hendrie's cross was met by Thomas to head home inside nine minutes.

The away side doubled their advantage in the 35th minute when Adel Gafaiti diverted Elliot Embleton's driven cross into his own net.

Yeovil nearly halved the deficit, but James McKeown reacted brilliantly to save Alex Fisher's cross-range effort with his legs.

Thomas had a golden chance to make it three as he ran through from the halfway line but could only fire over.

Yeovil looked for a way back into the game as both Rhys Browne and Alex Dobre saw shots parried by McKeown.

Craig Alcock was then dismissed for the home side, receiving a second yellow card after colliding with Jordan Cook as Grimsby looked to counter.

Hendrie and Embleton had chances to increase the lead before substitute Kristian Dennis lobbed Stuart Nelson three minutes from time to make it 3-0.

Fisher headed in a late consolation for Yeovil as the clock ticked into stoppage time.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Nelson
  • 24AlcockBooked at 64mins
  • 4Warren
  • 2Gafaiti
  • 3Dickinson
  • 7Browne
  • 8WorthingtonSubstituted forPattisonat 39'minutes
  • 10Gray
  • 16AbrahamsSubstituted forZokoat 55'minutes
  • 9Fisher
  • 25DobreSubstituted forDuffusat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mugabi
  • 11Duffus
  • 12Baxter
  • 13Zoko
  • 15Rogers
  • 17Pattison
  • 18Arquin

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hall-JohnsonBooked at 90mins
  • 5Öhman
  • 6Collins
  • 27HendrieBooked at 77mins
  • 22EmbletonBooked at 90mins
  • 16Woolford
  • 7HessenthalerBooked at 74mins
  • 3RingSubstituted forDavisat 85'minutes
  • 11CookSubstituted forDennisat 75'minutes
  • 39ThomasSubstituted forCliftonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Welsh
  • 8Dennis
  • 15Clifton
  • 18Vernam
  • 23Russell
  • 24Davis
  • 25Whitmore
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,692

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Grimsby Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Grimsby Town 3.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town).

Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Grimsby Town 3. Alex Fisher (Yeovil Town) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Pattison.

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Davis (Grimsby Town).

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 0, Grimsby Town 3. Kristian Dennis (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Clifton.

Courtney Duffus (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Davis replaces Sebastian Ring.

Attempt missed. Alex Fisher (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Rhys Browne (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).

Attempt missed. Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Courtney Duffus replaces Mihai-Alexandru Dobre.

Booking

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Gary Warren.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Clifton replaces Wes Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Kristian Dennis replaces Jordan Cook.

Booking

Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jake Gray (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town).

Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town).

Reece Hall-Johnson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Craig Alcock (Yeovil Town) for a bad foul.

Jordan Cook (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Alcock (Yeovil Town).

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Sebastian Ring.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Gary Warren.

Attempt missed. Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Yeovil Town).

goal

As It Stood

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1Lincoln City311710455312461
2Mansfield321513448252358
3Bury32169762392357
4Colchester321571052351752
5Carlisle311641149361352
6Forest Green311312647301751
7Exeter31149843311251
8MK Dons31148949321750
9Stevenage32145133640-447
10Tranmere31129104540545
11Grimsby32134153639-343
12Swindon311110103641-543
13Newport30127113948-943
14Oldham30119104537842
15Crewe31126133640-442
16Northampton32814104145-438
17Crawley32114173646-1037
18Cheltenham3198143648-1235
19Cambridge31105162950-2135
20Port Vale3189142738-1133
21Yeovil3179153139-830
22Morecambe3178163250-1829
23Macclesfield3277183354-2128
24Notts County31510163261-2925
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