EFL Cup
Grimsby1Doncaster0

Grimsby Town 1-0 Doncaster Rovers

Jordan Cook scored the winner as League Two Grimsby knocked League One Doncaster out of the Carabao Cup.

The forward, making his first appearance of the season, slotted home the winner after 39 minutes of the first round tie at Blundell Park.

Following their respective league games at the weekend, changes were the order of the day for both sides - seven for Grimsby and six for Doncaster.

Once the action begun, Ben Whiteman fired a couple of long-range attempts wide in anger for the visitors, while Brad Halliday passed up a more clear-cut chance.

Advancing from full-back, the summer signing set his sights from inside the area, but ultimately fired wide under pressure from Liam Gibson.

Despite those warning signs, however, it was Grimsby who edged themselves in front when Cook slotted home from inside the Doncaster area - after linking up superbly with Moses Ogbu.

The visitors went close from a corner after the restart, but substitute Ben Sheaf was unable to direct his effort on target.

Cook went close from range at the other end but genuine opportunities were at a premium for the remainder of the half as Grimsby battled hard to secure their passage through to a second round tie at home to Grimsby.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hendrie
  • 25Pollock
  • 4Davis
  • 3GibsonSubstituted forHessenthalerat 65'minutes
  • 11Cook
  • 22Hewitt
  • 21RingSubstituted forGreenat 79'minutes
  • 18Vernam
  • 20Ogbu
  • 19WrightSubstituted forCardwellat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Green
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 17Cardwell
  • 23Russell
  • 27McPherson
  • 28Hope
  • 30Painter

Doncaster

  • 24Dieng
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Anderson
  • 32John
  • 3James
  • 17BlairSubstituted forMayat 79'minutes
  • 8WhitemanSubstituted forSheafat 45'minutes
  • 23KiwomyaSubstituted forTaylorat 59'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 11Crawford
  • 7Sadlier
  • 31Ennis

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 6Sheaf
  • 10Taylor
  • 12Gomes
  • 19May
  • 20Blaney
  • 21Longbottom
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
2,470

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home8
Away24
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away12
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers).

Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Seny Timothy Dieng (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ali Crawford with a cross.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Matthew Pollock.

Attempt blocked. Reece James (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Foul by Reece James (Doncaster Rovers).

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Reece James (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Luke Hendrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Cardwell replaces Max Wright.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Cook.

Attempt blocked. Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alfie May.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers).

Matt Green (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Jake Hessenthaler tries a through ball, but Moses Ogbu is caught offside.

Foul by Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers).

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ali Crawford (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Sadlier.

Attempt blocked. Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Elliott Hewitt.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Matty Blair.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Matt Green replaces Sebastian Ring.

Booking

Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers).

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler following a set piece situation.

Foul by Reece James (Doncaster Rovers).

Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Wright (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Foul by Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Kieran Sadlier tries a through ball, but Matty Blair is caught offside.

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