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Grimsby Town 3-1 Forest Green Rovers

Grimsby came from behind to beat 10-man Forest Green and pile more pressure on boss Dave Hockaday.

Rovers, who have now lost seven of their last eight league matches, went in front when Yan Klukowski followed up Danny Wright's parried effort.

After Rovers' Eddie Oshodi saw red for a serious foul on Craig Disley, Ross Hannah levelled from close range.

Hannah's penalty put Grimsby ahead after Jamie Turley fouled Scott Neilson and Alex Rodman headed in the third.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Post-match: Grimsby boss Hurst

"I thought we started well, and then we found ourselves a goal behind.

"Our keeper has made two outstanding saves, and he's looking for some help, and somehow Azwad messes his clearance up and lets the lad score.

"In the end he put a couple of great balls in for us, got forward well and defended well, so credit to him."

Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Post-match: Forest Green's Hockaday

"Grimsby just had nothing, they did not know what to do and I'm so proud of the players. Those back home should be so proud of those people that wore shirts today because they were a credit to Forest Green Rovers.

"It's us against the world at the moment and that's how it feels. I'm proud of my boys, they've put in a shift, we asked them to put in even more effort and they have.

"They are working hard and with that effort, we will definitely turn things around and that is no doubt in my mind.

"I'm really disappointed with the yellow cards because that's the referee chasing a bad decision with deflection."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 3Thomas
  • 6DoigSubstituted forMcDonaldat 31'minutes
  • 5Pearson
  • 2Hatton
  • 7ColbeckSubstituted forNeilsonat 61'minutes
  • 8Disley
  • 23Rodman
  • 4Kerr
  • 17HannahSubstituted forHearnat 87'minutes
  • 9Cook

Substitutes

  • 19Jones
  • 10Hearn
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 11Neilson
  • 12McDonald

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 15OshodiBooked at 27mins
  • 3Stokes
  • 5Turley
  • 27Pilkington
  • 24Kelly
  • 4Bangura
  • 23Barry
  • 8KlukowskiSubstituted forBennettat 32'minutes
  • 30ManganSubstituted forNorwoodat 54'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 9WrightBooked at 52minsSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 71'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 6Bennett
  • 18Barnes-Homer
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 7Norwood
  • 10Vieira
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,150

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 3, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 3, Forest Green Rovers 1.
Attempt blocked. Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Liam Hearn (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Attempt saved. Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Alex Rodman.
Corner, Grimsby Town.

Booking

Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers).
Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers).
Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Liam Hearn replaces Ross Hannah.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 3, Forest Green Rovers 1. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Attempt saved. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Booking

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for dissent.
Foul by Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town).
Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).
Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Daniel Wright.
Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).
Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 1. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.
Penalty conceded by Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Grimsby Town. Scott Neilson draws a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt missed. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Neilson replaces Joe Colbeck.
Foul by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).
Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Anthony Barry tries a through ball, but Anthony Barry is caught offside.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).
Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Attempt saved. Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood replaces Andrew Mangan.

Booking

Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).
Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Chris Stokes tries a through ball, but Chris Stokes is caught offside.
Foul by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).
Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).
Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.
Attempt missed. Clayton McDonald (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Hatton.
Attempt blocked. Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
goal

As It Stood

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2Kidderminster1610241132
3Luton168621430
4Braintree16844928
5Grimsby16835727
6Salisbury16835327
7Nuneaton16754026
8Barnet16673725
9Welling16745425
10Gateshead16817425
11Halifax16745325
12Alfreton16817-125
13Lincoln City16646122
14Wrexham16547-219
15Macclesfield16547-219
16Forest Green16538018
17Southport16538-618
18Dartford16538-918
19Hereford16457-317
20Tamworth16448-916
21Woking16358-914
22Chester FC16349-1313
23Aldershot16646212
24Hyde United160214-302
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