⏪ | REWIND | Crawley Town 0 Grimsby Town 1

The Mariners started their inaugural Football Conference campaign with a trip to title favourites Crawley Town. Lee Peacock’s first-half free kick ensured Neil Woods’ side started the season with all three points but it would be a long, hard road back to the Football League from there.

MATCH ACTION

7 mins: First chance for the hosts, Matt Tubbs heads over after good work by Barry Cogan.

18 mins: Sergio Torres makes an opening for himself in the penalty box but drags his effort across the face of goal with just Kenny Arthur to beat.

37 mins: RED CARD! Crawley’s Dutch stopper Michel Kuipers is sent off for handling outside his area as Lee Ridley’s long ball skips up off the wet turf.

38 mins: GOAL! 1-0 TO THE MARINERS. Lee Peacock’s inch-perfect free kick gives Town the lead at the Broadfield Stadium.

41 mins: A glorious chance goes begging for the hosts as defender Adam Quinn plants his header well over the crossbar when unmarked from Steve Masterton’s cross.

Darran Kempson Crawley Grimsby

Crawley’s Sergio Torres battles with Grimsby’s Peter Bore (2) Darran Kempson (5)

48 mins: Arthur smothers an effort from substitute Liam Marum

56 mins: Tubbs works himself an opening but can only fire the ball into the side netting.

78 mins: A chance for Town to double their advantage. Michael Coulson breaks at pace but his cross just eludes the stretching Michael Leary.

MATCH STATS

DATE: Saturday 14 August 2010| COMPETITION: Blue Square Bet Premier VENUE: Broadfield Stadium | ATT: 2,428

Match Facts: CRAWLEY TOWN: Kuipers; Mills, Wilson, Hall, Quinn; Rusk (Malcolm 80), Torres, Cogan (Marum 46), Masterton, McAllister (Jordan 38), Tubbs. Subs not used: Reason, Smith.

MARINERS: Arthur; Wood (Eagle 58), Ridley, Kempson, Watt, Bore, Hudson, Leary, Coulson; Peacock, Connell (Dixon 88). Subs not used: Garner, Cummins, Samuels.

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