Addicks see off Mariners
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Charlton Athletic were far from their best but advanced in the Carling Cup.Charlton Athletic were far from their best but advanced in the Carling Cup following a hard-fought 2-0 win over Grimsby Town.
It looked plain sailing early on when Danny Murphy scored a delightful free kick after eight minutes, however The Addicks failed to build on their advantage.
The home side created the better of the chances in the remainder of the half with Michael Reddy in particular causing numerous problems for Jonathan Fortune.
Bryan Hughes was inches from connecting with Hermann Hreidarsson's left wing cross, while at the other end Jason Crowe forced Dean Kiely into a sharp save.
Andy Parkinson came close to getting The Mariners back onto level terms after the break, however Kiely was on hand to palm a stinging shot away from danger.
With Grimsby's heads starting to drop they were hit with the sucker punch when Francis Jeffers and Kevin Lisbie combined for the former Arsenal man to fire home.
It was tough luck on the League Two side, however Grimsby simply did not take their chances on the night and will be ruing missing opportunities.