Ross Hannah's winner against Hyde coupled with Braintree's failure to beat Barnet earned Grimsby Town a place in the Conference play-offs.

Both sides had good chances in a hectic opening but Town went closest when Hannah's fierce shot hit the woodwork.

Lenell John-Lewis fired an effort over for the Mariners after the break.

And Hyde's defence was breached on 75 minutes when Hannah, who scored a hat-trick against Alfreton, netted from 20 yards for his 15th goal of the season.

Hyde, who were relegated in March, went close through Jordan Lazenbury late on.

But Grimsby held on and are third, a point ahead of Halifax and Gateshead.

Grimsby Town boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

Paul Hurst

Post-match: Grimsby Town boss Hurst

"I think from that performance it can't be anything but nerves from the players. No matter what I say when they are out there it's hard to change that.

"Of course people say they should be able to handle it and I am not going to say they can't or they shouldn't but it was hard to watch one or two players because it certainly looked like the confidence had been drained from them.

"We have got one game left for definite, hopefully we've got another four but I am not too concerned, I think it's another kettle of fish next Saturday depending obviously how we need to go there."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Hatton
  • 03 Thomas (Colbeck - 65' )
  • 04 Kerr
  • 06 Doig
  • 30 Boyce
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 18 Thanoj
  • 17 Hannah
  • 14 John-Lewis (Tounkara - 65' )
  • 11 Neilson (Fyfield - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Colbeck
  • 09 Cook
  • 12 McDonald
  • 27 Fyfield
  • 28 Tounkara

Hyde

  • 20 Kettings
  • 30 Kirby (McNiven - 63' )
  • 21 Blakeman
  • 06 Tomsett
  • 29 Day
  • 16 Thornton
  • 08 Brown (Lazenbury - 60' )
  • 11 Hughes
  • 27 Walker
  • 07 Poole
  • 18 Clark

Substitutes

  • 17 Fitzgerald
  • 19 McNiven
  • 23 Pollard
  • 32 Lazenbury
  • 38 Morrell
Ref: Declan Ford
Att: 4,232

Match Stats

Shots

13 9

On target

6 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Hyde FC 0.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Hyde FC 0.

90:00 +3:57

Foul by Adam Blakeman (Hyde FC).

90:00 +3:57

Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +3:40

Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

90:00 +1:49

Corner, Grimsby Town.

90:00 +0:50

Attempt missed. Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

88:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jamal Fyfield replaces Scott Neilson.

88:19

Foul by Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town).

88:19

Adam Blakeman (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

86:52

Foul by Rhys Day (Hyde FC).

86:52

Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

86:33

Attempt saved. Jordan Lazenbury (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

83:09

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Hyde FC) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right from a direct free kick.

82:31

Foul by Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town).

82:31

Jordan Clark (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

79:24

Foul by Jordan Lazenbury (Hyde FC).

79:24

Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

78:56

Attempt missed. Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Kerr.

78:32

Corner, Grimsby Town.

78:20

Attempt saved. Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

75:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Hyde FC 0. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Oumare Tounkara with a headed pass.

74:13

Offside, Grimsby Town. Scott Neilson tries a through ball, but Scott Neilson is caught offside.

69:41

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

65:46

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

64:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Joe Colbeck replaces Aswad Thomas.

64:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Oumare Tounkara replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

64:31

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Hatton with a cross.

62:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hyde FC. David McNiven replaces James Kirby.

59:52

Foul by Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC).

59:52

Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

59:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hyde FC. Jordan Lazenbury replaces Alex Brown because of an injury.

54:23

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

53:07

Attempt missed. David Poole (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

52:11

Corner, Hyde FC.

51:03

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

49:49

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

49:14

Foul by Alex Brown (Hyde FC).

49:14

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

48:03

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

47:08

Foul by Chris Doig (Grimsby Town).

47:08

Chris Kettings (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

46:43

Foul by James Kirby (Hyde FC).

46:43

Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 0, Hyde FC 0.

45:00 +0:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Hyde FC 0.

42:07

Corner, Hyde FC.

41:51

Attempt blocked. Regan Walker (Hyde FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

39:20

Attempt saved. Alex Brown (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

36:39

Corner, Grimsby Town.

32:10

Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

30:52

Attempt missed. Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Kerr.

30:27

Corner, Grimsby Town.

28:43

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

28:43

Adam Blakeman (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

27:23

Offside, Hyde FC. James Kirby tries a through ball, but James Kirby is caught offside.

23:38

Offside, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin tries a through ball, but Patrick McLaughlin is caught offside.

22:45

Foul by Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town).

22:45

Regan Walker (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

21:31

Corner, Grimsby Town.

21:14

Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

20:45

Hand ball by Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town).

19:12

Foul by Adam Blakeman (Hyde FC).

19:12

Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

18:35

Offside, Grimsby Town. Scott Neilson tries a through ball, but Scott Neilson is caught offside.

17:23

Attempt saved. James Kirby (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

15:51

Attempt saved. Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Scott Kerr with a cross.

15:23

Foul by Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC).

15:23

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

11:38

Foul by Rhys Day (Hyde FC).

11:38

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

10:50

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Hyde FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

9:00

Foul by Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC).

9:00

Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

7:36

Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Hyde FC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

6:29

Offside, Hyde FC. James Kirby tries a through ball, but James Kirby is caught offside.

5:56

Attempt missed. Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Kerr.

5:40

Corner, Grimsby Town.

4:02

Offside, Grimsby Town. Scott Neilson tries a through ball, but Scott Neilson is caught offside.

3:19

Foul by Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town).

3:19

Rhys Day (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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