A much-changed Town team had a comfortable victory at table-toppers Exeter City this afternoon.
The Mariners took the lead in spectacular fashion when Ethan Robson fired home from the edge of the box following a corner.
And the visitors doubled their lead soon after the break when Max Wright was upended in the box. Moses Ogbu stepped up, and fired beyond the reach of the City keeper before celebrating with his now customary somersault.
The 261 travelling Town fans were in dreamland when Robson added his second and Town’s third on 67 minutes.
And with 2 minutes of added-on time remaining, City got a consolation goal from Ryan Bowman.
Michael Jolly made six changes from Wednesday evening’s Carabao Cup tie at Chelsea, with Hewitt, Davis, Hanson, Whitehouse and Green reverting to the bench.
In came Luke Waterfall, Ethan Robson, Jordan Cook, Moses Ogbu, Ahkeem Rose and Max Wright, while Mattie Pollock (Birthday boy) made his first league start as he retained his place from Chelsea.
The Mariners are next in action on Saturday when Mansfield Town visit Cleethorpes.
Grimsby Town Women are in league action at Blundell Park on Sunday (2pm).
Exeter City: Lewis Ward, Dean Moxey, Tom Parkes, Pierce Sweeney, Randell Williams, Jack Sparkes, Jake Taylor (C), Archie Collins, Nicky Law, Ryan Bowman, Lee Martin.
Subs: Jon Maxted, Aaron Martin, Jayden Richardson, Craig Woodman, Alex Fisher, Matt Jay, Ben Seymour.
Grimsby Town: James McKeown (C), Luke Hendrie, Liam Gibson, Luke Waterfall. Matthew Pollock, Jake Hessenthaler, Jordan Cook, Ethan Robson, Moses Ogbu, Max Wright, Ahkeem Rose.
Subs: Sam Russell, Harry Davis, Elliott Hewitt, Elliott Whitehouse, Matt Green, James Hanson, Charles Vernam.
Referee: Brett Huxtable
Attendance: 4,973 (261)
Possession: Exeter City 56% - 44% Grimsby Town
Corners: Exeter City 8-1 Grimsby Town
Next Up: Mansfield Town (H)