Grimsby Town extended their unbeaten run to 14 matches in all competitions with victory at Lincoln City.

The Mariners took the lead when Ross Hannah headed home Scott Kerr's inswinging corner.

Luke Foster almost levelled for the Imps when he headed Alan Power's free-kick against the bar.

Craig Disley made it 2-0 with a diving header but was then the victim of a bad 89th-minute challenge by Lincoln's Jake Sheridan, who was sent off.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

"They're third in the table, full of confidence and going very well. We've got one or two who perhaps shouldn't have played and one or two on the bench who would have struggled if they'd gone on, but we kept going, gave everything from the first to the last minute and if we keep working as hard as that, surely things have got to turn sooner or later.

"At half-time we were battering them but were 2-0 down and that's how we've been recently. I thought we more than matched them at times today. They had a couple of chances and took them and their keeper pulled off some terrific saves.

"I'm just disappointed for the supporters, it's a local derby and they came out in their numbers so I'm disappointed for them. The players put their bodies on the line, they tried and tried and we just needed a goal. If we'd got one then momentum might have seen us through but we just couldn't get the goal."

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

Post-match: Grimsby manager Hurst

"It started off at a frantic pace, very similar to last year... but it wasn't a great game to watch, I don't think, but I'm happy to get the three points.

"There's no doubt we didn't play as well as I would have liked by a long shot.

"You have to win all different ways and we are capable of that, but I would like us to play more football. It's a bit ironic that we've won the game from two set-plays when we've defended numerous long throws, corners and free-kicks. It wasn't one for the football purist."

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (5)

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 23 Brown
  • 02 Miller (Gray - 48' )
  • 27 Foster
  • 17 Dixon Booked
  • 04 Jordan
  • 12 Sheridan Dismissed
  • 08 Power Booked
  • 16 Robinson (Fairhurst - 73' )
  • 11 Tomlinson
  • 09 Rowe Booked

Substitutes

  • 06 Fofana
  • 31 Preece
  • 07 Fairhurst
  • 15 Gray
  • 19 Nolan

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Hatton Booked
  • 05 Pearson (Bignot - 60' Booked )
  • 03 Thomas
  • 06 Doig
  • 23 Rodman Booked
  • 04 Kerr (McLaughlin - 46' )
  • 08 Disley
  • 11 Neilson Booked (Cook - 68' )
  • 17 Hannah
  • 14 John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 07 Colbeck
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 20 Southwell
  • 09 Cook
  • 15 Bignot
Ref: Chris Kavanagh
Att: 5,421

Match Stats

Shots

15 8

On target

6 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

11 16

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Grimsby Town 2.

90:00 +6:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Grimsby Town 2.

90:00 +3:16

Attempt saved. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90:00 +2:03

Foul by Dan Gray (Lincoln City).

90:00 +2:03

Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

88:58 Dismissal

Dismissal Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

88:52

Foul by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).

88:52

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

87:53

Foul by Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town).

87:53

Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

86:39

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

86:39

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

85:41

Attempt saved. Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved.

82:27

Corner, Grimsby Town.

79:43

Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

79:43

Dan Gray (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

79:14

Foul by Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City).

79:14

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

77:49 Booking

Booking Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77:43

Foul by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).

77:43

Dan Gray (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

73:23

Corner, Lincoln City.

73:05

Corner, Lincoln City.

72:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Waide Fairhurst replaces Conner Robinson because of an injury.

72:18

Attempt saved. Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

70:41

Attempt missed. Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

67:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook replaces Scott Neilson.

66:17

Offside, Lincoln City. Danny L. Rowe tries a through ball, but Danny L. Rowe is caught offside.

66:08

Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

64:30

Corner, Lincoln City.

63:30 Booking

Booking Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:07

Foul by Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town).

63:07

Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

62:38

Corner, Grimsby Town.

62:24

Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

60:31

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

60:31

Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

59:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Paul Bignot replaces Shaun Pearson because of an injury.

59:06 Booking

Booking Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

55:00

Attempt missed. Todd Jordan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

51:18

Corner, Lincoln City.

50:45

Corner, Lincoln City.

49:45

Corner, Grimsby Town.

48:45

Attempt missed. Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

48:02

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

48:02

Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

47:40

Attempt blocked. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Gray.

47:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Dan Gray replaces Tom Miller because of an injury.

46:12

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

46:12

Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Scott Kerr because of an injury.

45:00

Second Half begins Lincoln City 0, Grimsby Town 2.

45:00 +2:37 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Grimsby Town 2.

45:00 +0:29

Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

44:06

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

44:06

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

42:09

Corner, Grimsby Town.

41:51

Attempt saved. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

40:24

Attempt saved. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

39:21

Foul by Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town).

39:21

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

38:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lincoln City 0, Grimsby Town 2. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Kerr with a cross.

37:14

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

37:14

Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

36:07

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

36:07

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

34:33

Attempt missed. Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

33:05

Attempt missed. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

26:21

Attempt missed. Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

25:13

Foul by Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town).

25:13

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

23:43

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

23:43

Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

23:00 Booking

Booking Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

22:21

Foul by Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City).

22:21

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

21:07

Attempt saved. Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

20:05

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

20:05

Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

16:39

Attempt missed. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Foster.

16:24

Luke Foster (Lincoln City) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Alan Power with a cross.

15:07 Booking

Booking Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

14:55

Foul by Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town).

14:55

Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

14:28 Booking

Booking Alan Power (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

13:46

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

13:46

Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

12:10

Corner, Lincoln City.

11:33

Attempt missed. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

10:57

Foul by Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town).

10:57

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

9:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lincoln City 0, Grimsby Town 1. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Scott Kerr.

8:29

Corner, Grimsby Town.

7:46

Attempt missed. Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alan Power.

7:20

Corner, Lincoln City.

6:45

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:22

Foul by Tom Miller (Lincoln City).

5:22

Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

3:31

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

3:31

Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

2:52

Attempt saved. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

1:56

Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

1:56

Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

1:15

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

1:15

Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

0:45 Booking

Booking Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

0:18

Foul by Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City).

0:18

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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