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Just In: FT: Scunthorpe 1 Grimsby 2
By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 19/11/2013 19:47
Kick off was not delayed despite a M181 motorway pile-up delaying hundreds of fans.
Town almost took the lead when Colbeck hit the woodwork through Colbeck, but the ball bounced out and was played back to John-Lewis, who put Town 1-0 up on 9 minutes.
McKeown did well to deny Winnall's deflected shot, but generally Town were equal to the pressure from the league side.
Near the end of the first half Hannah almost added a second but failed to hit the target.
The first half ended 1-0. Scunny had more possession but Town had the better chances.
Scunthorpe equalised right at the start of the start of the second half. Scunny had a penalty shout which was not given for a foul by Pearson, but the ball fell to Hawkridge who took advantage of the confusion to slide the ball in.
Ten minutes later McDonald headed Grimsby back in front with a free header from a Kerr free kick.
Scunthorpe came close when a Dawson free kick was spilled by McKeown but the ball was eventually cleared.
Town held on relatively comfortably in the closing stages to claim a place against Northampton in Round 2.
Scunthorpe: Slocombe, Ribeiro, Mirfin, Canavan, Dawson, Spencer, McAllister, Collins, Hawkridge, Winnall, Burton
Subs: Iwelumo, Esajas, Severn, Waterfall, Adelakun, Hornsey, Byrne
Grimsby: McKeown, Hatton, Pearson, McDonald, Thomas, Colbeck, Disley, Kerr, Neilson, John-Lewis, Hannah
Subs: Hedge, Doig, Cook, Hearn, Bignot, Rodman, McLaughlin
Referee: Stuart Atwell (Nuneaton) Match Thread
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