Grimsby Town (5-4-1)

Max Crocombe 6

Arguably could have done better with Brighton's opener. Not much he could have done with the goals that followed but pulled off a number of good saves to keep the score down.

Michee Efete 5

Had his work cut out defensively but tried to get Town up the field on the right-hand side. Did well to limit Mitoma in the first-half but Premier League quality came to the fore.

Andy Smith 6

Struggled in the opening stages with Brighton's forward runners but recovered well. Produced a big tackle to deny Welbeck in the latter stages.

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Luke Waterfall 5

Switched off to allow Undav a tap-in for the opener. A tough ask against Premier League opposition.

Niall Maher 6

Like Waterfall, should have done better with Brighton's opener and allowed Undav a free-hit. Worked well with Glennon down the left.

Anthony Glennon 6

Alert to deny March a tap in at the far post in the first-half. Had his work cut out to deny the Brighton winger and Pascal Gross down the right.

Kieran Green 6

Calm in possession and tried to make things happen from deep. Made it tough for Brighton in the middle.

Gavan Holohan 6

Battled well alongside Green in the middle of the park and made it difficult for the Premier League side.

Harry Clifton 6

Linked up well with Efete but struggled in the final third.

Otis Khan 5

Poor in possession in the first-half when Town needed to keep the ball.

Danilo Orsi 5

Pressed well but was isolated up front and denied any real chances. Replaced at the break.


John McAtee (46) 7

Replaced Orsi to lead the line and caused more problems for the Brighton back line. Tested Sanchez on two occasions and forced a good save at the death.

Alex Hunt (46) 6

Like Green, pressed and worked well alongside Holohan but offered little going forward.

Ryan Taylor (71) 6

The tie was already done by the time he came onto the pitch. Good knock down for McAtee with five minutes to go.

Bryn Morris (71) 6

Tried to get on the ball but struggled to get them up the pitch.

Evan Khouri (83)


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