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Hereford United 0-1 Grimsby Town

Alex Rodman scored his sixth goal of the season as 10-man Grimsby edged closer to the Conference Premier play-off places with victory over Hereford.

Rodman broke the deadlock in the second half with a sensational strike into the top corner from the edge of the area.

Scott Kerr saw red 10 minutes later for a second yellow card but they held on.

The result left Grimsby outside the play-offs on goal difference only but with two games in hand, while United are just one point above the drop zone.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Post-match: Grimsby manager Hurst

"Today there was no real excuse. It was a nice pitch, a nice day - I just didn't think we played with enough urgency right from the off.

"One piece of excellent play from Alex Rodman sort of won us the game.

"We got there and the table looks better so I'm pleased in a sense, but I certainly want more from us as a team.

"Scott Kerr is a wholehearted player and he leads by example. I said it at half-time and I said it after the game, we have to try and take his lead a little bit."

Line-ups

Hereford

  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 12Collins
  • 6GrahamBooked at 90mins
  • 3Bush
  • 7Purdie
  • 4JamesSubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes
  • 16ArtusBooked at 81mins
  • 17Brown
  • 32BowenSubstituted forLeadbitterat 71'minutes
  • 10SharpSubstituted forWalkerat 56'minutes
  • 11Smith

Substitutes

  • 30Williams
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 9Walker
  • 5McDonald
  • 22Edge

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 3Thomas
  • 30BoyceBooked at 77mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 2Hatton
  • 8Disley
  • 4KerrBooked at 72mins
  • 23Rodman
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forThanojat 74'minutes
  • 29JenningsSubstituted forHannahat 64'minutes
  • 9CookSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12McDonald
  • 7Colbeck
  • 18Thanoj
  • 17Hannah
  • 14John-Lewis
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
2,545

Match Stats

Home TeamHerefordAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home0
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Hereford United 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hereford United 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Alex Rodman tries a through ball, but Alex Rodman is caught offside.

Foul by Chris Bush (Hereford United).

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

Booking

Luke Graham (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Graham (Hereford United).

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Frankie Artus (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).

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

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

Sam Smith (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Hereford United.

Booking

Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town).

Dan Walker (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Cory Williams (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andi Thanoj replaces Scott Neilson.

Attempt missed. Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Frankie Artus.

Corner, Hereford United.

Attempt blocked. Cory Williams (Hereford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Daniel Leadbitter replaces Jarrod Bowen.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Cory Williams replaces Kingsley James.

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

Jarrod Bowen (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hereford United).

Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

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