Harry Clifton headed home from Charles Vernam’s cross to bring the hosts back level, before Grimsby found themselves ahead just before half-time, although there was more than a suspicion of handball as Wes Thomas bundled home from Vernam’s ball across the face of goal. And just moments after the break, Grimsby extended their lead when Harry Davis poked home from a corner, before Paul Mullin pulled one back for Tranmere with a superb strike from distance.
But Grimsby came storming back as Mitch Rose added a fourth from the penalty spot late on, before Elliot Embleton rounded off the scoring with a fifth as he slotted home in stoppage time.
Grimsby Town 5 – 2 Tranmere Rovers
Tranmere didn’t play yesterday as they have a second round FA Cup clash with Southport today at Prenton Park. Fingers crossed!