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Grimsby Town 2-0 Crewe Alexandra

Grimsby ended their first League Two season under Michael Jolley with a routine 2-0 victory against mid-table Crewe.

Harry Davis - against his former club - and Blackburn Rovers loanee Joe Grayson were on target for the Mariners at Blundell Park.

In testing conditions, chances were at a premium during the opening stages.

However, after James McKeown reacted quickly to deny the unmarked Paul Green from a corner, the game began to open up.

Charlie Kirk struck over on the counter, while Charles Vernam and Reece Hall-Johnson both went close in quick succession at the other end.

Davis then put Grimsby ahead with a close-range finish against his former club, and the home side quickly doubled their lead when Grayson picked his spot from the edge of the area.

McKeown had to be at his best once again to deny substitute Jordan Bowery in the second half, with Tom Lowery promptly firing wide from range.

Vernam came closest to extending the lead further, but two proved to be enough to earn Grimsby their second straight home win.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 27Hendrie
  • 24Davis
  • 25Whitmore
  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 20WrightBooked at 62minsSubstituted forCollinsat 86'minutes
  • 7Hessenthaler
  • 15CliftonSubstituted forWoolfordat 66'minutes
  • 14Grayson
  • 18VernamSubstituted forBurrellat 77'minutes
  • 17Cardwell

Substitutes

  • 3Ring
  • 6Collins
  • 16Woolford
  • 23Russell
  • 29Burrell
  • 30Curran
  • 31Pollock

Crewe

  • 27Jaaskelainen
  • 2NgBooked at 19mins
  • 25Sass-DaviesBooked at 12mins
  • 12Nolan
  • 3PickeringSubstituted forTaylor-Sinclairat 54'minutes
  • 16Lowery
  • 15Wintle
  • 17Green
  • 11AinleySubstituted forDaleat 66'minutes
  • 24ReillySubstituted forBoweryat 54'minutes
  • 20Kirk

Substitutes

  • 1Garratt
  • 8Jones
  • 10Bowery
  • 19Dale
  • 21Finney
  • 29Hunt
  • 31Taylor-Sinclair
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
4,248

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away9
Corners
Home9
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Attempt saved. Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Danny Collins replaces Max Wright because of an injury.

Delay in match Max Wright (Grimsby Town) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Rumarn Burrell (Grimsby Town).

Billy Sass-Davies (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Billy Sass-Davies.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Rumarn Burrell replaces Charles Vernam.

Foul by Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town).

Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Billy Sass-Davies.

Attempt blocked. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Billy Sass-Davies.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Luke Hendrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Owen Dale replaces Callum Ainley.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Martyn Woolford replaces Harry Clifton.

Attempt missed. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Max Wright (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Max Wright (Grimsby Town).

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

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Attempt blocked. Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra).

Reece Hall-Johnson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

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6Tranmere4620131363501373
7Newport462011155959071
8Colchester4620101665531270
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10Stevenage462010165955470
11Carlisle46208186762568
12Crewe46198196059165
13Swindon461616145956364
14Oldham461614166760762
15Northampton461419136463161
16Cheltenham461512195768-1157
17Grimsby46168224556-1156
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19Crawley46158235168-1753
20Port Vale461213213955-1649
21Cambridge461211234066-2647
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24Yeovil46913244166-2540
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