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Tranmere Rovers 5-0 Grimsby Town

James Vaughan scored a first-half brace as Tranmere made it three League Two wins on the bounce as they put Grimsby to the sword at Prenton Park.

Under the stewardship of caretaker boss Ian Dawes, the home side blew away the Mariners as they raced into a four-goal lead inside 34 minutes.

First Vaughan headed home a Corey Blackett-Taylor cross after 10 minutes before Peter Clarke nodded home from a yard out after 27 minutes when his initial header had been saved.

Less than a minute later, Rovers were three ahead as Vaughan smashed home his second of the match from the penalty spot following Luke Waterfall's tackle on Blackett-Taylor in the box.

And 11 minutes before the break, the game was all over as Otis Khan drifted past two Grimsby defenders before finding the net from 18 yards.

The second half had few chances with substitute Paul Lewis completing the rout four minutes from time with a long-range effort to make it five games unbeaten in all competitions for Rovers since the sacking of Mike Jackson.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2O'Connor
  • 26Clarke
  • 6MontheBooked at 79mins
  • 18MacDonald
  • 8Spearing
  • 19FeeneySubstituted forLewisat 71'minutes
  • 17KhanSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 82'minutes
  • 7Morris
  • 9VaughanSubstituted forFerrierat 81'minutes
  • 11Blackett-TaylorSubstituted forWooleryat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Nelson
  • 10Ferrier
  • 13Murphy
  • 14Woolery
  • 22Lewis
  • 28Banks
  • 35Lloyd-McGoldrick

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2HendrieBooked at 35mins
  • 6WaterfallBooked at 65mins
  • 25Pollock
  • 15Clifton
  • 20Edwards
  • 26TaylorSubstituted forHewittat 55'minutes
  • 4RoseSubstituted forWrightat 62'minutes
  • 10WilliamsSubstituted forPrestonat 38'minutes
  • 12GibsonSubstituted forGreenat 55'minutes
  • 8WindsorSubstituted forScannellat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Preston
  • 7Green
  • 11Scannell
  • 13Battersby
  • 14Spokes
  • 19Wright
  • 22Hewitt
Referee:
Marc Edwards

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away21

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 5, Grimsby Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 5, Grimsby Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Danny Lloyd (Tranmere Rovers).

  4. Post update

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Tranmere Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Max Wright (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town).

  8. Post update

    Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town).

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Tranmere Rovers 5, Grimsby Town 0. Paul Lewis (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Morgan Ferrier.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lee O'Connor (Tranmere Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Max Wright (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Pollock (Grimsby Town).

  15. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Sean Scannell tries a through ball, but Owura Edwards is caught offside.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Danny Lloyd replaces Otis Khan.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Morgan Ferrier replaces James Vaughan.

  18. Booking

    Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Owura Edwards (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newport1291220101028
2Cheltenham1381421111025
3Cambridge127322591624
4Carlisle137241914523
5Forest Green136431813522
6Exeter135622016421
7Colchester125521914520
8Salford125431910919
9Port Vale136161513219
10Morecambe135441623-719
11Leyton Orient135352015518
12Crawley135351816218
13Tranmere135351615118
14Harrogate134451414016
15Walsall133731215-316
16Bolton134451318-516
17Oldham134271724-714
18Barrow132741718-113
19Bradford123451316-313
20Grimsby11335917-812
21Mansfield131841318-511
22Scunthorpe11326818-1011
23Stevenage13157814-68
24Southend12129625-195
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