Halifax raced three goals up after half an hour to maintain their 100% home record by steamrolling Grimsby.

Marcus Carver headed in Adam Smith's cross to put the Shaymen ahead, before Dan Gardner hit a second soon after.

Smith was the provider again, playing Gardner in to all but seal victory with just 32 minutes on the clock.

Two minutes after the break, any hope of a Mariners fightback disappeared when Smith struck to inflict Grimsby's fourth consecutive away defeat.

VIEW FROM THE CHANGING ROOM

Grimsby Town boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

Post-match: Grimsby boss Hurst

"I wouldn't say painful, I'd say embarrassing was more a word that I would probably use.

"As daft as it sounds I don't see how we don't get on the scoresheet but that's the least of our worries - but at least that would have given us something for the second half.

"The amount of times we're running back to our goal but the wrong side, I lost count and at the minute it's a little bit of a blur in terms of how each goal came about.

"We've had more than enough of the ball but we know we have to do more with it."

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
FC Halifax 4-0 Grimsby FT
(HT 3-0)
  • Carver 19
  • Gardner 27
  • Gardner 32
  • Smith 47

    FC Halifax

    • 01 Glennon
    • 02 Toulson
    • 03 McManus
    • 05 Pearson
    • 06 Lowe
    • 15 Roberts
    • 22 Ainge
    • 07 Smith yellow card (McReady 69)
    • 10 Gardner (Williams 76)
    • 18 Marshall
    • 21 Carver (Ball 69)

    Substitutes

    • 12 Senior,
    • 08 Williams,
    • 17 McReady,
    • 11 Gregory,
    • 39 Ball

    Grimsby

    • 13 McKeown
    • 05 Pearson yellow card
    • 12 McDonald yellow card
    • 15 Bignot
    • 16 Goodall
    • 04 Kerr
    • 11 Neilson (Jones 36)
    • 18 Thanoj (Hannah 36)
    • 23 Rodman (Colbeck 63)
    • 26 McLaughlin
    • 14 John-Lewis

    Substitutes

    • 06 Doig,
    • 07 Colbeck,
    • 19 Jones,
    • 09 Cook,
    • 17 Hannah
    Ref: Dave EnglandAtt: 1,602
    FC HALIFAX
    GRIMSBY

    Possession

    • FC Halifax 57%
    • Grimsby 43%

    Attempts on target

    • FC Halifax 10
    • Grimsby 3

    Attempts off target

    • FC Halifax 10
    • Grimsby 5

    Corners

    • FC Halifax 5
    • Grimsby 2

    Fouls

    • FC Halifax 7
    • Grimsby 10
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:02 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+0:56 Booking
    • 90:00+0:49 Foul by Shaun Pearson on Matty Pearson, free kick awarded. Booking for Shaun Pearson. Shot from the free kick by Paul Marshall went wide of the left-hand post.
    • 89:40 Corner taken by Sean Williams. James McKeown catches the ball. Marc Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McKeown. Free kick taken by James McKeown.
    • 88:40 Scott McManus takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
    • Correction - 86:56 Shot by Jordan Ball went wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 86:56 Jordan Ball takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.
    • 81:02 The ball is sent over by Ryan Toulson. James McKeown catches the ball.
    • 78:45 Ross Hannah is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Matt Glennon takes the free kick.
    • 78:04 Centre by Joe Colbeck that comes to nothing.
    • 77:29 Scott McManus concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Bignot. Free kick taken by James McKeown.
    • 77:03 Ritchie Jones challenges Paul Marshall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Lowe takes the free kick.
    • 75:35 Substitution (FC Halifax) makes a substitution, with Sean Williams coming on for Dan Gardner.
    • 74:46 Corner taken by Paul Marshall. Marc Roberts takes a shot. Clearance made by Clayton McDonald.
    • 72:29 Patrick McLaughlin has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
    • 71:15 A cross is delivered by Joe Colbeck that goes out of play.
    • 68:42 Substitution Marcus Carver goes off and Jordan Ball comes on.
    • 68:42 Substitution John McReady on for Adam Smith.
    • 67:53 Foul by Shaun Pearson on Marcus Carver, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Paul Marshall and misses to the right of the goal.
    • 66:24 Alan Goodall takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 65:43 Marc Roberts challenges Ross Hannah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick McLaughlin crosses the ball in from the free kick. Matty Pearson manages to make a clearance.
    • 64:55 The ball is swung over by Marcus Carver. James McKeown catches the ball.
    • 63:40 Ross Hannah takes a shot. Matt Glennon parries the ball away.
    • 62:14 Substitution Joe Colbeck on for Alex Rodman.
    • 62:14 Adam Smith takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
    • 60:53 Corner taken by Adam Smith from the right by-line. Header by Marc Roberts goes over the bar.
    • 60:00 Dan Gardner takes the chance to get an effort at goal and bounces off the post.
    • 59:01 Booking
    • 58:56 Clayton McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Smith. Clayton McDonald booked for unsporting behaviour. Dan Gardner produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. James McKeown safely holds on.
    • 58:07 Foul by Lenell John-Lewis on Paul Marshall, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matt Glennon.
    • 57:03 Handball decision goes against Scott McManus. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:31 The ball is crossed by Ryan Toulson. James McKeown safely holds on.
    • 54:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McManus by Clayton McDonald. Free kick crossed by Paul Marshall. Clearance by Clayton McDonald.
    • 52:44 Lenell John-Lewis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott McManus. Simon Ainge takes the free kick.
    • 51:19 Shot by Ross Hannah went over the bar.
    • 49:33 Foul by Marc Roberts on Lenell John-Lewis, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ritchie Jones and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 48:26 Adam Smith is shown a yellow card for leaving the field of play without the referee's permission.
    • 48:26 Booking
    • 46:57 Marcus Carver provided the assist for the goal.
    • 46:57 GOAL - Adam SmithFC Halifax 4 - 0 Grimsby Adam Smith scores with a right foot finish. FC Halifax 4-0 Grimsby.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:54 The match has reached half-time.
    • 45:00+1:13 Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the left by-line. Clayton McDonald takes a shot. Lenell John-Lewis is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Matt Glennon.
    • 42:41 Foul by Marcus Carver on Ross Hannah, free kick awarded. The ball is delivered by Clayton McDonald. Lenell John-Lewis takes a shot. Matt Glennon safely holds on.
    • 42:06 The official flags Marcus Carver offside. Clayton McDonald restarts play with the free kick.
    • 40:54 Paul Bignot delivers the ball. Clearance made by Dan Gardner. Corner from the right by-line taken by Patrick McLaughlin. Matt Glennon punches the ball.
    • 40:03 Ross Hannah concedes a free kick for a foul on Matty Pearson. Simon Ainge crosses the ball in from the free kick. Clearance by Clayton McDonald.
    • 37:56 The ball is crossed by Adam Smith. Header by Scott McManus goes to the left of the goal.
    • 34:39 Patrick McLaughlin has an effort direct from the free kick. Matt Glennon safely holds on.
    • 34:39 Substitution Ross Hannah replaces Andi Thanoj.
    • 34:39 Substitution Ritchie Jones comes on in place of Scott Neilson.
    • 34:39 Matty Pearson concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Kerr.
    • 34:13 Adam Smith takes a shot. James McKeown safely holds on.
    • 31:28 The assist for the goal came from Adam Smith.
    • 31:28 GOAL - Dan GardnerFC Halifax 3 - 0 Grimsby Dan Gardner scores with their right foot. FC Halifax 3-0 Grimsby.
    • 30:11 The offside flag is raised against Marcus Carver. Free kick taken by Clayton McDonald.
    • 29:51 Matty Pearson delivers the ball. Clearance made by Lenell John-Lewis.
    • 29:20 Foul by Clayton McDonald on Marcus Carver, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dan Gardner.
    • 26:32 GOAL - Dan GardnerFC Halifax 2 - 0 Grimsby Dan Gardner scores a right footed goal. FC Halifax 2-0 Grimsby.
    • 23:58 Unfair challenge on Clayton McDonald by Adam Smith results in a free kick. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 18:11 Assist on the goal came from Adam Smith.
    • 18:11 GOAL - Marcus CarverFC Halifax 1 - 0 Grimsby Marcus Carver scores a headed goal. FC Halifax 1-0 Grimsby.
    • 12:36 Unfair challenge on Scott McManus by Paul Bignot results in a free kick. Simon Ainge takes the free kick.
    • 12:27 The ball is sent over by Scott McManus. James McKeown safely holds on.
    • 9:43 Marcus Carver takes a shot and cleared the goal.
    • 5:04 The ball is swung over by Adam Smith. James McKeown catches the ball.
    • 4:23 The ball is sent over by Adam Smith. Scott McManus takes a shot. James McKeown gets a fist to the ball to punch .Header at goal by Scott McManus goes over the bar.
    • 2:33 Corner taken by Dan Gardner. Dan Gardner takes a shot. Clayton McDonald gets a block in. Corner taken by Adam Smith from the right by-line. Marc Roberts takes a shot. James McKeown safely holds on.
    • 0:00 The match begins.

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