EFL Cup
Grimsby0Macclesfield0
Grimsby Town win 5-4 on penalties

Grimsby 0-0 Macclesfield (5-4 on penalties): Chelsea await Mariners in Carabao Cup

Grimsby goalkeeper James McKeown
Grimsby goalkeeper James McKeown was making his 384th appearance for the club

Grimsby Town beat Macclesfield Town 5-4 on penalties after a goalless 90 minutes to set up a third-round Carabao Cup tie against Premier League side Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Keeper James McKeown was the hero, saving two spot-kicks in the shootout.

The decisive save came in sudden death from Connor Kirby after Elliott Whitehouse had put the hosts ahead.

The Mariners' game against last season's League Cup runners-up will be played on Wednesday, 25 September.

Both League Two clubs had chances to progress to a lucrative trip to Chelsea after the original second-round tie was abandoned on 27 August when heavy rainfall just before half-time left the field waterlogged at Blundell Park.

Kirby and Miles Welch-Hayes were both off target for Macc in the first half and Theo Archibald also forced a good stop from McKeown.

A close-range Moses Ogbu strike was an near as Grimsby came to scoring but they improved after the interval and Ogbu, Matt Green and James Hanson all wasted good openings.

But the misses did not matter as Grimsby captain McKeown denied both Fraser Horsfall and Kirby to earn his side a vital win.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hendrie
  • 25PollockSubstituted forHewittat 90+4'minutes
  • 5ÖhmanSubstituted forCardwellat 90+4'minutes
  • 3GibsonBooked at 90mins
  • 10WhitehouseBooked at 16mins
  • 8HessenthalerBooked at 56mins
  • 12RobsonSubstituted forWrightat 60'minutes
  • 7Green
  • 9Hanson
  • 20Ogbu

Substitutes

  • 14Rose
  • 17Cardwell
  • 18Vernam
  • 19Wright
  • 21Ring
  • 22Hewitt
  • 23Russell

Macclesfield

  • 1Evans
  • 12Welch-Hayes
  • 15Horsfall
  • 5KelleherSubstituted forCameronat 90+2'minutes
  • 6Vassell
  • 11Archibald
  • 14Kirby
  • 8Harris
  • 16O'Keeffe
  • 20OsadebeSubstituted forGnahouaat 70'minutes
  • 9Ironside

Substitutes

  • 3Clarke
  • 7Gnahoua
  • 10Stephens
  • 13Charles-Cook
  • 19Gomis
  • 22Ntambwe
  • 25Cameron
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,011

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0(5), Macclesfield Town 0(4).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Grimsby Town 0(5), Macclesfield Town 0(4).

Penalty saved! Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(5), Macclesfield Town 0(4). Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(4), Macclesfield Town 0(4). Owen Evans (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(4), Macclesfield Town 0(3). Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(3), Macclesfield Town 0(3). Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(3), Macclesfield Town 0(2). Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(2), Macclesfield Town 0(2). Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(2), Macclesfield Town 0(1). Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Fraser Horsfall (Macclesfield Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(1), Macclesfield Town 0(1). James Hanson (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Macclesfield Town 0(1). Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Matt Green (Grimsby Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Grimsby Town 0, Macclesfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Macclesfield Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Cardwell replaces Ludvig Öhman.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Elliott Hewitt replaces Matthew Pollock.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Nathan Cameron replaces Fiacre Kelleher.

Attempt missed. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Connor Kirby.

Attempt saved. Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Theo Archibald.

Booking

Liam Gibson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Liam Gibson (Grimsby Town).

Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Elliott Whitehouse with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Hanson with a headed pass.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Fraser Horsfall.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Pollock (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler with a cross.

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

Foul by Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town).

Matt Green (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt saved. Matt Green (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Hanson with a headed pass.

Matthew Pollock (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town).

Matthew Pollock (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Miles Welch-Hayes.

Attempt missed. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Green.

goal