Grimsby moved into the Conference Premier play-off places with a win against Nuneaton.

The only goal came early on, when Alex Rodman converted a deep cross from Aswad Thomas.

Nuneaton had a chance to level after the break but Wesley York shot wide from inside the box, before he saw another blocked in added time.

Between York's chances, team-mate Theo Streete's shot from the edge of the area forced James McKeown into a save.

Post-match: Grimsby manager Hurst

Grimsby boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It's a good win - that's all I can say. It was an important game - a game that I felt we needed to take something from.

"It's a nice big pitch and it was always going to be windy, but I just went with the team that I felt was best suited to get three points and cause Nuneaton some problems.

"We spoke a lot about starting, and not giving them anything to give them some momentum and to cause them some problems in their own half, and I think that performance today was about that."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Nuneaton Town

  • 19 Belshaw
  • 28 Magri (Moult - 62' )
  • 05 Dean
  • 04 Cowan Booked
  • 06 Walker
  • 13 Sleath
  • 20 Trainer
  • 11 Streete
  • 26 Hibbert (Pearson - 86' )
  • 10 Brown
  • 16 York

Substitutes

  • 08 Adams
  • 09 Moult
  • 15 Gordon
  • 18 Pearson
  • 17 Taylor

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Thomas
  • 05 Pearson Booked
  • 30 Boyce
  • 15 Bignot (McDonald - 57' )
  • 08 Disley Booked
  • 11 Neilson (Thanoj - 73' )
  • 04 Kerr
  • 23 Rodman
  • 29 Jennings
  • 14 John-Lewis Booked (Cook - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Thanoj
  • 17 Hannah
  • 28 Tounkara
  • 09 Cook
  • 12 McDonald
Ref: Chris Kavanagh
Att: 1,585

Match Stats

Shots

11 4

On target

3 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Grimsby Town 1.

90:00 +6:09

Attempt blocked. Wes York (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

90:00 +6:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Grimsby Town 1.

90:00 +3:24

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

90:00 +2:36

Foul by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

90:00 +2:36

Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

89:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

88:28

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

86:41

Attempt missed. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

85:56 Booking

Booking Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

85:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Greg Pearson replaces Dave Hibbert.

83:08

Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

83:08

Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

81:58 Booking

Booking Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

81:50

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

81:50

Wes York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

80:36

Attempt missed. Adam Walker (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

77:41

Attempt saved. Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

77:02

Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

77:02

Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

76:23

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

74:32

Foul by Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town).

74:32

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

73:37

Attempt saved. Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Scott Kerr.

73:32

Corner, Grimsby Town.

72:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andi Thanoj replaces Scott Neilson.

69:18

Attempt missed. Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

64:38

Foul by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).

64:38

Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

63:33

Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

62:19

Attempt missed. Wes York (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

61:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Louis Moult replaces Sam Magri.

57:30

Corner, Grimsby Town.

56:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Clayton McDonald replaces Paul Bignot because of an injury.

55:29 Booking

Booking Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53:15

Attempt saved. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

49:13

Foul by Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town).

49:13

Wes York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

45:58

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

45:00

Second Half begins Nuneaton Town 0, Grimsby Town 1.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Grimsby Town 1.

45:00 +1:35

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

45:00 +0:37 Booking

Booking Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00 +0:26

Foul by Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town).

45:00 +0:26

Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

44:24

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

44:24

Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

41:00

Foul by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).

41:00

Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

38:49

Foul by Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town).

38:49

Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

34:48

Foul by Sam Magri (Nuneaton Town).

34:48

Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

34:22

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

33:57

Attempt saved. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

32:54

Foul by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).

32:54

Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

30:51

Foul by Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town).

30:51

James Belshaw (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

29:53

Corner, Grimsby Town.

25:04 Booking

Booking Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

24:51

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

24:51

Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

23:50

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

23:50

Wes York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

22:33

Foul by Wes York (Nuneaton Town).

22:33

Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

20:13

Offside, Grimsby Town. Connor Jennings tries a through ball, but Connor Jennings is caught offside.

18:46

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

13:01

Foul by Sam Magri (Nuneaton Town).

13:01

Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

11:11

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

8:37

Attempt missed. Adam Walker (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

7:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Nuneaton Town 0, Grimsby Town 1. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aswad Thomas with a cross.

5:32

Foul by Adam Walker (Nuneaton Town).

5:32

Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

2:52

Foul by Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town).

2:52

Wes York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

1:55

Foul by Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town).

1:55

Lenell John-Lewis (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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