League Two
Grimsby1Cheltenham0

Grimsby Town 1-0 Cheltenham Town

Wes Thomas' first-half penalty saw off Cheltenham to earn Grimsby their fourth league win in a row.

The hosts carried a lot of the threat early on in the game, with Thomas and Martyn Woolford going close in the opening ten minutes.

It was Cheltenham who had the best chance during the opening exchanges, though, with Luke Varney firing wide after being found by Chris Hussey's free-kick.

Neither side really threatened for the rest of the first half until, just a few minutes before the break, Hussey pulled Thomas back inside the penalty area, with the Grimsby striker stepping up to squeeze the ball home from the spot.

Neither side really took a grip on the game in the second half, with no real chances to speak of until late on.

Grimsby's Kristian Dennis stung the palms of Robins keeper Scott Flinders, before Cheltenham's Hussey shaved the post from a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area as the Mariners held on to climb to 12th in League Two.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 6Collins
  • 5Öhman
  • 27Hendrie
  • 7Hessenthaler
  • 16WoolfordSubstituted forCliftonat 64'minutes
  • 3Ring
  • 22EmbletonSubstituted forDavisat 84'minutes
  • 39ThomasSubstituted forDennisat 73'minutes
  • 11Cook

Substitutes

  • 8Dennis
  • 14Grayson
  • 15Clifton
  • 18Vernam
  • 23Russell
  • 24Davis
  • 25Whitmore

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 7Thomas
  • 24RaglanBooked at 44mins
  • 4Tozer
  • 3Hussey
  • 28PringSubstituted forBoyleat 72'minutes
  • 8Dawson
  • 25TillsonBooked at 80mins
  • 20Maddox
  • 27BinghamSubstituted forWatersat 56'minutes
  • 32VarneySubstituted forDukuat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Duku
  • 11Broom
  • 15Boyle
  • 21Waters
  • 22Lovett
  • 23Forster
  • 26Clements
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
4,940

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home6
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

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

Delay in match Kristian Dennis (Grimsby Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Sebastian Ring.

Attempt saved. Immanuelson Duku (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Davis replaces Elliot Embleton.

Attempt missed. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town).

Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jordan Tillson (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Tillson (Cheltenham Town).

Jordan Cook (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Kristian Dennis replaces Wes Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. William Boyle replaces Cameron Pring.

Delay in match Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Immanuelson Duku replaces Luke Varney.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Clifton replaces Martyn Woolford.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Cameron Pring.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town).

Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Billy Waters replaces Rakish Bingham.

Foul by Rakish Bingham (Cheltenham Town).

Martyn Woolford (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Cook (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town).

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ludvig Öhman.

Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City321711457332462
2Bury33179763392460
3Mansfield331513548262258
4MK Dons33168953341956
5Forest Green331412750321854
6Colchester331581053361753
7Carlisle331641352411152
8Exeter32149943321151
9Stevenage33146133842-448
10Oldham3212101050391146
11Tranmere321210104540546
12Grimsby33144153739-246
13Crewe33137133942-346
14Swindon321210103841-346
15Newport31127123949-1043
16Northampton33815104145-439
17Crawley33115173646-1038
18Cambridge32106162950-2136
19Cheltenham3298153649-1335
20Port Vale3289152739-1233
21Morecambe3288163350-1732
22Yeovil3379173246-1430
23Macclesfield3378183455-2129
24Notts County32610163361-2828
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