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Lincoln City 0-2 Grimsby Town

Grimsby Town's Ross Hannah

Grimsby Town extended their unbeaten run to 14 matches in all competitions with victory at Lincoln City.

The Mariners took the lead when Ross Hannah headed home Scott Kerr's inswinging corner.

Luke Foster almost levelled for the Imps when he headed Alan Power's free-kick against the bar.

Craig Disley made it 2-0 with a diving header but was then the victim of a bad 89th-minute challenge by Lincoln's Jake Sheridan, who was sent off.

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Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

"They're third in the table, full of confidence and going very well. We've got one or two who perhaps shouldn't have played and one or two on the bench who would have struggled if they'd gone on, but we kept going, gave everything from the first to the last minute and if we keep working as hard as that, surely things have got to turn sooner or later.

"At half-time we were battering them but were 2-0 down and that's how we've been recently. I thought we more than matched them at times today. They had a couple of chances and took them and their keeper pulled off some terrific saves.

"I'm just disappointed for the supporters, it's a local derby and they came out in their numbers so I'm disappointed for them. The players put their bodies on the line, they tried and tried and we just needed a goal. If we'd got one then momentum might have seen us through but we just couldn't get the goal."

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Post-match: Grimsby manager Hurst

"It started off at a frantic pace, very similar to last year... but it wasn't a great game to watch, I don't think, but I'm happy to get the three points.

"There's no doubt we didn't play as well as I would have liked by a long shot.

"You have to win all different ways and we are capable of that, but I would like us to play more football. It's a bit ironic that we've won the game from two set-plays when we've defended numerous long throws, corners and free-kicks. It wasn't one for the football purist."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 23Brown
  • 2MillerSubstituted forGrayat 48'minutes
  • 27Foster
  • 17DixonBooked at 23mins
  • 4Jordan
  • 12SheridanBooked at 89mins
  • 8PowerBooked at 15mins
  • 16RobinsonSubstituted forFairhurstat 73'minutes
  • 11Tomlinson
  • 9RoweBooked at 1mins

Substitutes

  • 6Fofana
  • 31Preece
  • 7Fairhurst
  • 15Gray
  • 19Nolan

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 2HattonBooked at 16mins
  • 5PearsonSubstituted forBignotat 60'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 3Thomas
  • 6Doig
  • 23RodmanBooked at 78mins
  • 4KerrSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 46'minutes
  • 8Disley
  • 11NeilsonBooked at 60minsSubstituted forCookat 68'minutes
  • 17Hannah
  • 14John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 7Colbeck
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 20Southwell
  • 9Cook
  • 15Bignot
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
5,421

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Grimsby Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Grimsby Town 2.

Attempt saved. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Dan Gray (Lincoln City).

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

Dismissal

Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town).

Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

Dan Gray (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City).

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).

Dan Gray (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Waide Fairhurst replaces Conner Robinson because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

Attempt missed. Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook replaces Scott Neilson.

Offside, Lincoln City. Danny L. Rowe tries a through ball, but Danny L. Rowe is caught offside.

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

Corner, Lincoln City.

Booking

Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town).

Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Paul Bignot replaces Shaun Pearson because of an injury.

Booking

Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Attempt missed. Todd Jordan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

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