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Grimsby Town 3-1 Wrexham

Craig Disley and Andy Cook's late goals gave Grimsby's play-off hopes a boost and denied Wrexham a point.

The Mariners had the better of the first half and Scott Neilson beat Andy Coughlin to give them the lead.

Wrexham were level before the interval when Shaun Pearson deflected Johnny Hunt's low cross into his own net.

But Disley headed home a cross from Aswad Thomas with three minutes left and Cook muscled his way through for a third in stoppage time.

Wrexham caretaker manager Billy Barr told BBC Radio Wales:

"The boys in there are lower than they've been but it could get worse before it gets better and that's what is the reality of the situation that we're in. They're desperate to do well.

"The next week will resolve the manager's position one way or another but I keep saying to the boys it's them that's going to be here regardless of who is stood in the technical area.

"It's them that have to make sure that the teams below are not creeping up because it's a precarious position with nine games left."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 5Pearson
  • 2HattonBooked at 90mins
  • 3Thomas
  • 30Boyce
  • 8Disley
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 89'minutes
  • 11NeilsonBooked at 85mins
  • 18Thanoj
  • 29JenningsSubstituted forHannahat 86'minutes
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forCookat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kerr
  • 9Cook
  • 15Bignot
  • 17Hannah
  • 26McLaughlin

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 3Ashton
  • 2Wright
  • 14Tomassen
  • 5Livesey
  • 12KeatesSubstituted forArtellat 90+1'minutes
  • 29Carrington
  • 6Clarke
  • 26AnyinsahSubstituted forOrmerodat 59'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 16Hunt
  • 15OglebySubstituted forHarrisat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mayebi
  • 28Artell
  • 10Ormerod
  • 27Reynolds
  • 8Harris
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
3,506

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 3, Wrexham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 3, Wrexham 1.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 3, Wrexham 1. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Corner, Grimsby Town.

Booking

Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. David Artell replaces Dean Keates.
Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Alex Rodman.
Offside, Wrexham. Mark Carrington tries a through ball, but Mark Carrington is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Wrexham 1. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aswad Thomas with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah replaces Connor Jennings.

Booking

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

Booking

Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Offside, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod tries a through ball, but Brett Ormerod is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Jay Harris replaces Robert Ogleby.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Attempt missed. Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andi Thanoj.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook replaces Lenell John-Lewis.
Foul by Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town).
Danny Livesey (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Hatton with a cross.
Hand ball by Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town).
Offside, Grimsby Town. Scott Neilson tries a through ball, but Scott Neilson is caught offside.
Foul by Danny Livesey (Wrexham).
Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).
Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Alex Rodman with a cross.
Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod replaces Joe Anyinsah.
Corner, Wrexham.
Foul by Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town).
Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt blocked. Mark Carrington (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Andi Thanoj.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).
Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Foul by Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham).
Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 1, Wrexham 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Wrexham 1.
Attempt saved. Stephen Wright (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town).
Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Own Goal by Shaun Pearson, Grimsby Town. Grimsby Town 1, Wrexham 1.
Attempt missed. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box.
Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot is blocked.
Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot misses to the right.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Hand ball by Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham).
Foul by Danny Livesey (Wrexham).
Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Johnny Hunt (Wrexham).
Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
goal

As It Stood

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2Alfreton3720413164
3Cambridge35171262863
4Nuneaton38171011-161
5Halifax37169121757
6Grimsby3316981757
7Barnet3716912757
8Kidderminster3617613257
9Gateshead37151111856
10Salisbury3716714-655
11Forest Green35166131854
12Braintree32157101352
13Welling36141012552
14Lincoln City38131114-250
15Macclesfield3514615148
16Woking3614616-748
17Wrexham3713816-347
18Hereford37101215-1342
19Southport3611718-1640
20Chester3791216-1939
21Aldershot36121113537
22Dartford379721-2334
23Tamworth368820-2432
24Hyde United381730-6610
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