Alex Rodman's early goal saw promotion-chasing Grimsby retain third place and severely dent Kidderminster's chances of reaching the play-offs.

Rodman gave Grimsby the lead when he chipped the ball over Harriers keeper Danny Lewis from outside the area.

Kidderminster went close to equalising before half-time when Amari'i Bell's header was tipped onto a post.

Defeat means Harriers, who are 10th in Conference Premier, are now seven points off the top five.

Rodman also went close to doubling Grimsby's lead late on, but he was denied by the onrushing Lewis.

The defeat was Gary Whild's first in his seven games since taking charge at Aggborough following the departure of Andy Thorn.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I'd prefer us to score more goals, but I've got to give the players a lot of credit for another victory.

"It gets us another three points but if you look at the other results, it's still very tight.

"Nothing's going to be decided yet but if we take care of our own results, we know we're going to be OK"

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Kidderminster Harriers

  • 01 Lewis
  • 02 Vaughan
  • 26 Bell (Verma - 81' )
  • 06 Dunkley
  • 15 Grimes
  • 03 Demetriou
  • 25 O'Keefe
  • 07 Byrne
  • 14 Wright (Cieslewicz - 58' )
  • 09 Gash (Blissett - 74' )
  • 22 Morgan-Smith

Substitutes

  • 23 Vaughan
  • 27 Cieslewicz
  • 13 Blissett
  • 10 Malbon
  • 17 Verma

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Thomas
  • 02 Hatton
  • 05 Pearson
  • 30 Boyce
  • 04 Kerr
  • 23 Rodman
  • 26 McLaughlin Booked
  • 08 Disley
  • 17 Hannah (Jennings - 78' )
  • 14 John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 18 Thanoj
  • 28 Tounkara
  • 29 Jennings
  • 11 Neilson
  • 12 McDonald
Ref: Karl Evans
Att: 2,176

Match Stats

Shots

10 4

On target

4 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

12 8

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Grimsby Town 1.

90:00 +4:38 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Grimsby Town 1.

90:00 +4:18

Offside, Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis tries a through ball, but Lenell John-Lewis is caught offside.

90:00 +3:37

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

90:00 +1:54

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers).

90:00 +1:54

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

86:48

Corner, Grimsby Town.

81:27

Attempt blocked. Adrian Cieslewicz (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

80:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Aman Verma replaces Amari'i Bell.

79:54

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

79:13

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

79:13

Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

77:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Connor Jennings replaces Ross Hannah.

77:32

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

77:32

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

73:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Nathan Blissett replaces Michael Gash.

73:22

Attempt missed. Adrian Cieslewicz (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

71:52

Attempt missed. Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

70:18

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

70:18

Amari'i Bell (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

68:02

Corner, Grimsby Town.

67:13

Attempt missed. Josh O'Keefe (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

63:49

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

63:22

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

63:22

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

60:53 Booking

Booking Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

60:25

Foul by Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town).

60:25

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

57:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Adrian Cieslewicz replaces Nick Wright.

55:02

Foul by Nick Wright (Kidderminster Harriers).

55:02

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

54:18

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

52:32

Attempt saved. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the left side of the box is saved.

46:38

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers).

46:38

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

45:00

Second Half begins Kidderminster Harriers 0, Grimsby Town 1.

45:00 +0:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Grimsby Town 1.

43:26

Foul by Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town).

43:26

Amari'i Bell (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

42:30

Foul by Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers).

42:30

Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

41:25

Corner, Grimsby Town.

40:55

Corner, Grimsby Town.

38:37

Foul by Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town).

38:37

Amari'i Bell (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

35:26

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

33:30

Foul by Josh O'Keefe (Kidderminster Harriers).

33:30

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

33:06

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

32:54

Attempt saved. Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

32:01

Attempt saved. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Nick Wright with a cross.

30:58

Attempt missed. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

29:45

Hand ball by Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers).

28:00

Foul by Josh O'Keefe (Kidderminster Harriers).

28:00

Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

26:37

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Lee Vaughan tries a through ball, but Lee Vaughan is caught offside.

25:45

Attempt saved. Nick Wright (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

24:58

Foul by Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers).

24:58

Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

23:33

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers).

23:33

Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

21:11

Attempt missed. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Craig Disley.

20:48

Corner, Grimsby Town.

19:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 0, Grimsby Town 1. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Disley with a headed pass.

17:54

Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

15:30

Foul by Nick Wright (Kidderminster Harriers).

15:30

Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

13:56

Foul by Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town).

13:56

Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

8:13

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

7:25

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Kidderminster Harriers).

7:25

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

0:14

Foul by Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers).

0:14

Alex Rodman (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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