Southampton 1-2 Grimsby Town: Mariners reach FA Cup quarter-finals for first time in 84 years

Grimsby Town, Gavan Holahan
The first half of Gavan Holohan followed a lengthy VAR review

League Two Grimsby Town reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the first time in 84 years thanks to two penalties on either side of first-half stunned Premier League contenders Southampton.

Gavan Holohan put the visitors ahead shortly before half-time after referee Thomas Bramall ruled Lyanco had hand-blocked Josh Emmanuel’s cross.

Shortly after the restart, Southampton defender Duje Caleta-Car caught Danilo Orsi with a waving arm, allowing Holohan to capitalize on his second scoring goal of the match.

A close-range Caleta-Car finish gave the Saints hope, with Theo Walcott ruling out a late equalizer for offside while Grimsby kept the scenes of massive celebration alive among the 4,000 traveling Mariners fans.

Grimsby are only the sixth team from the fourth tier or below to reach the last eight of the FA Cup since the division was introduced in 1958-59 – and the first since National League Lincoln City shocked Premier League Burnley in 2017.

They are the 13th team in the fourth tier or lower to defeat top-flight rivals since the renaming of the Football League at the start of the 2004/05 season.

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  1. team number1player’s nameMcCarthy

  2. team number2player’s nameWalker-Peters

  3. team number4player’s nameLyanco

  4. team number6player’s nameCaleta-Car

  5. team number15player’s namePerraud

  6. team number19player’s namejenepa

  7. team number26player’s nameAlcaraz

  8. team number45player’s nameLava

  9. team number11player’s namepuffball

  10. team number18player’s nameMara

  11. team number9player’s nameArmstrong

  1. team number7player’s nameAribo

  2. team number8player’s nameWard-Prowse

  3. team number23player’s nameEdoza

  4. team number32player’s nameWalcott

  5. team number53player’s nameBallard

Grimsby town

  1. team number1player’s nameCrocombe

  2. team number2player’s nameeffect

  3. team number6player’s nameWaterfall

  4. team number31player’s nameMaher

  5. team number7player’s nameEmmanuel

  6. team number8player’s nameHolohan

  7. team number16player’s nameHunting

  8. team number3player’s nameDriscoll-Glennon

  9. team number10player’s nameMcAtee

  10. team number20player’s nameOrsi

  11. team number15player’s nameClifton

  1. team number11player’s nameKhan

  2. team number17player’s nameMorris

  3. team number29player’s nameTaylor

  4. team numberthirtyplayer’s nameKhouri



Creation 4-4-2

  • 1McCarthy
  • 2Walker-Peters
  • 4Lyanco
  • 6Caleta-CarBooked for 49 minutes
  • 15Perraud
  • 19jenepaReplaced byBallardOn 86′minutes
  • 26Alcaraz
  • 45LavaReplaced byWard-ProwseOn 59′minutes
  • 11puffballReplaced byEdozaOn 59′minutes
  • 18MaraReplaced byWalcottOn 67′minutes
  • 9ArmstrongReplaced byAriboOn 67′minutes


  • 3Maitland-Niles
  • 7Aribo
  • 8Ward-Prowse
  • 13Caballero
  • 23Edoza
  • 32Walcott
  • 37Bella Kotchap
  • 53Ballard
  • 65Doyle


Creation 3-4-3

  • 1Crocombe
  • 2effect
  • 6Waterfall
  • 31Maher
  • 7Emmanuel
  • 8Holohan
  • 16HuntingBooked for 32 minutesReplaced byMorrisOn 73′minutes
  • 3Driscoll-Glennon
  • 10McAteeReplaced byKhouriOn 82′minutes
  • 20OrsiReplaced byTaylorOn 66′minutes
  • 15CliftonReplaced byKhanOn 73′minutes


  • 5person
  • 11Khan
  • 13batteriesby
  • 17Morris
  • 19Dickson-Peters
  • 22Amos
  • 26Blacksmith
  • 29Taylor
  • thirtyKhouri

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