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Grimsby Town 3-1 Wrexham: Ryan Taylor sets Mariners on course

Grimsby continued their unbeaten start to the season as they inflicted a first loss of the campaign on Wrexham.

Wrexham took the lead when Jake Hyde collected Luke Young's ball down the middle before finishing in style.

Grimsby complained of a foul on Ryan Taylor in the build-up, but the forward soon had them level as he turned in Erico Sousa's cross.

The home side hit the front when Luke Waterfall headed in a corner, before Max Wright's breakaway sealed victory.

Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson said:

"We got off to a great start... scored a terrific goal and the two goals we conceded, the first one we got done with a give and go but the second one, a free header in the middle of our box, is disappointing to say the least.

"Ultimately games are won and lost in both boxes and when we put it on their box it came out, and they had a free header from a wide free-kick and a free header from a corner that decided the game. The third goal obviously we're chasing the game and that happens, you get done on the break sometimes.

"The second goal in particular was disappointing for us, because we were right in the game, it was nip and tuck, there wasn't a lot in it - there were two decent teams on show - but ultimately you've got to head the ball out the box when it comes in."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Efete
  • 6Waterfall
  • 15CliftonBooked at 66mins
  • 3Crookes
  • 22Towler
  • 8Coke
  • 26HuntSubstituted forPearsonat 90+1'minutes
  • 18Esteves SousaBooked at 60minsSubstituted forWrightat 77'minutes
  • 10McAteeSubstituted forFoxat 90+1'minutes
  • 29Taylor


  • 4Fox
  • 5Pearson
  • 7Bapaga
  • 17Revan
  • 19Wright


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Lainton
  • 15FrenchBooked at 49mins
  • 5Hayden
  • 30Jones
  • 32CleworthSubstituted forGreenat 85'minutes
  • 6Tozer
  • 3Reckord
  • 8Young
  • 14RedmondBooked at 25minsSubstituted forMcAlindenat 57'minutes
  • 9HydeSubstituted forAngusat 76'minutes
  • 10Mullin


  • 4Brisley
  • 11McAlinden
  • 16Green
  • 20Angus
  • 21Dibble
Adam Herczeg

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 3, Wrexham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 3, Wrexham 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Shaun Pearson replaces Alex Hunt.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ben Fox replaces John McAtee.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 3, Wrexham 1. Max Wright (Grimsby Town).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Cameron Green replaces Max Cleworth.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Max Wright replaces Érico Sousa.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Dior Angus replaces Jake Hyde.

  9. Booking

    Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Booking

    Érico Sousa (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Liam McAlinden replaces Devonte Redmond.

  12. Booking

    Tyler French (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Second Half

    Second Half begins Grimsby Town 2, Wrexham 1.

  14. Half Time

    First Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Wrexham 1.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Wrexham 1. Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town).

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Wrexham 1. Ryan Taylor (Grimsby Town).

  17. Booking

    Devonte Redmond (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Wrexham 1. Jake Hyde (Wrexham).

  19. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  20. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

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3Boreham Wood642094514
5Notts County6330147712
9Solihull Moors522110918
14Maidenhead United5203810-26
19King's Lynn511369-34
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