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Grimsby Town 2-1 Barnet

Grimsby retained fourth place in the Conference Premier with victory over fellow promotion chasers Barnet.

Ross Hannah bagged the opener by smashing a half-volley into the top corner from the edge of the box.

Liam Hearn added the second with a simple right-footed finish after Andy Cook skipped into the box and unselfishly squared to him.

Dave Stephens fired in a stunning volley from 25 yards to halve the deficit, but the Mariners held on.

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Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

Paul Hurst

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Post-match: Grimsby manager Hurst

"The players deserve loads of credit.

"We had a tough run in terms of the amount of effort we have had to put into games recently

"At half-time I said Portsmouth would knock the ball around and I spoke about the patience we would need.

"I thought more than any team we have played it would be a very different game at it was."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 2Hatton
  • 12McDonald
  • 3Thomas
  • 5PearsonBooked at 23mins
  • 8Disley
  • 4Kerr
  • 23Rodman
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 17HannahSubstituted forHearnat 75'minutesSubstituted forColbeckat 90+6'minutes
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forCookat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Colbeck
  • 9Cook
  • 11Neilson
  • 10Hearn
  • 15Bignot

Barnet

  • 29Stack
  • 30Stephens
  • 3Johnson
  • 6SavilleBooked at 24mins
  • 19Villa López
  • 15Cadogan
  • 14AbdullahSubstituted forGambinat 77'minutes
  • 1Davids
  • 2Yiadom
  • 4Weston
  • 21SykesSubstituted forNurseat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Jupp
  • 8Byrne
  • 28Nurse
  • 39Fletcher
  • 11Gambin
Referee:
Peter Banks
Attendance:
3,441

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Barnet 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Barnet 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Joe Colbeck replaces Liam Hearn because of an injury.
Foul by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).
Luke Gambin (Barnet) wins a free kick.
Foul by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).
Edgar Davids (Barnet) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Luisma (Barnet) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Foul by Jack Saville (Barnet).
Clayton McDonald (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by David Stephens (Barnet).
Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).
Luisma (Barnet) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Luisma (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Barnet 1. David Stephens (Barnet).
Foul by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).
Luke Gambin (Barnet) wins a free kick.
Offside, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook tries a through ball, but Andy Cook is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Barnet 0. Liam Hearn (Grimsby Town).
Attempt missed. Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.
Foul by Jack Saville (Barnet).
Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Luke Gambin replaces Ahmed Abdullah.
Foul by Luisma (Barnet).
Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Liam Hearn replaces Ross Hannah.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook replaces Lenell John-Lewis.
Attempt missed. Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Kieron Cadogan (Barnet) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Jon Nurse with a cross.
Offside, Grimsby Town. Clayton McDonald tries a through ball, but Clayton McDonald is caught offside.
Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnet).
Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jon Nurse replaces George Sykes.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Barnet 0. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town).
Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Ross Hannah with a cross.
Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Foul by George Sykes (Barnet).
Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lenell John-Lewis with a cross.
Offside, Barnet. Luisma tries a through ball, but Luisma is caught offside.
Attempt missed. David Stephens (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Barnet.
Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).
Luisma (Barnet) wins a free kick.
Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).
Edgar Davids (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 0, Barnet 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Barnet 0.
Offside, Barnet. George Sykes tries a through ball, but George Sykes is caught offside.
Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.
Foul by David Stephens (Barnet).
Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Luisma (Barnet).
Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Ahmed Abdullah (Barnet).
Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).
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