Grimsby hosted Blyth Spartans at Blundell Park on Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the National League Cup.
Town started the game well and created a number of chances, firstly Braithwaite shot wide from a pullback, Adlard dragged wide inside the box and Tomlinson worked the keeper from range.
Blyth Spartans did break a few times but these attacks well defended by Town.
Striker Edwin Essel did see a goal disallowed for offside for Town, but the game remained 0-0 at halftime.
Town came out in the second half and piled on the pressure however, the Blyth goalkeeper was on top form and made save after save, denying Khouri, Essel, Tomlinson and Adlard all from close range.
Town did finally break the deadlock on the 65th minute when Essel headed home from close range following a well-worked set-piece move.
Town continued to turn the screw, only to be kept out by the Blyth stopper, who was keeping his team in the game. At the other end, Blyth flashed a free-kick past the post, and Jacobs tipped over well from a close-range effort.
Town sealed the game in the 78th minute, when a great run from substitute Brown saw his inch-perfect cross smashed home by Tomlinson to give Town the 2-0 win.
Next up for Town is league action away at Harrogate on Saturday.
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