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Kidderminster Harriers 0-1 Grimsby Town

Alex Rodman

Alex Rodman's early goal saw promotion-chasing Grimsby retain third place and severely dent Kidderminster's chances of reaching the play-offs.

Rodman gave Grimsby the lead when he chipped the ball over Harriers keeper Danny Lewis from outside the area.

Kidderminster went close to equalising before half-time when Amari'i Bell's header was tipped onto a post.

Defeat means Harriers, who are 10th in Conference Premier, are now seven points off the top five.

Rodman also went close to doubling Grimsby's lead late on, but he was denied by the onrushing Lewis.

The defeat was Gary Whild's first in his seven games since taking charge at Aggborough following the departure of Andy Thorn.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Post-match: Grimsby manager Hurst

"I'd prefer us to score more goals, but I've got to give the players a lot of credit for another victory.

"It gets us another three points but if you look at the other results, it's still very tight.

"Nothing's going to be decided yet but if we take care of our own results, we know we're going to be OK"

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Vaughan
  • 26BellSubstituted forVermaat 81'minutes
  • 6Dunkley
  • 15Grimes
  • 3Demetriou
  • 25O'Keefe
  • 7Byrne
  • 14WrightSubstituted forCieslewiczat 58'minutes
  • 9GashSubstituted forBlissettat 74'minutes
  • 22Morgan-Smith

Substitutes

  • 23Vaughan
  • 27Cieslewicz
  • 13Blissett
  • 10Malbon
  • 17Verma

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 3Thomas
  • 2Hatton
  • 5Pearson
  • 30Boyce
  • 4Kerr
  • 23Rodman
  • 26McLaughlinBooked at 61mins
  • 8Disley
  • 17HannahSubstituted forJenningsat 78'minutes
  • 14John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 18Thanoj
  • 28Tounkara
  • 29Jennings
  • 11Neilson
  • 12McDonald
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
2,176

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis tries a through ball, but Lenell John-Lewis is caught offside.

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

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers).

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

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt blocked. Adrian Cieslewicz (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Aman Verma replaces Amari'i Bell.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Connor Jennings tries a through ball, but Connor Jennings is caught offside.

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Connor Jennings replaces Ross Hannah.

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Nathan Blissett replaces Michael Gash.

Attempt missed. Adrian Cieslewicz (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Amari'i Bell (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt missed. Josh O'Keefe (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Booking

Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town).

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Adrian Cieslewicz replaces Nick Wright.

Foul by Nick Wright (Kidderminster Harriers).

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt saved. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the left side of the box is saved.

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Kidderminster Harriers 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Foul by Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town).

Amari'i Bell (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers).

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