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Alfreton Town 3-3 Grimsby Town

Ross Hannah

Ross Hannah's hat-trick was only enough to secure Grimsby a point as play-off rivals Alfreton hit back three times.

Kick-off was delayed by 75 minutes after the late arrival of the Grimsby team bus due to heavy traffic.

Hannah converted Scott Neilson's cross for the opener, but Josh Law was teed up by Paul Clayton for the equaliser.

A left-footed shot and penalty saw Hannah twice restore the Mariners' lead but they were pegged back by a John Akinde spot kick and a Clayton strike.

Despite their fightback, Alfreton are now six points adrift of the play-offs with just two games left, while Grimsby move up to third above Halifax, who host Macclesfield on Saturday.

Grimsby Town boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

Paul Hurst

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Post-match: Grimsby Town boss Hurst

"Shaun has done exactly just what I told him not to do at half time, gives away a penalty.

"We scored three goals away from home and we expect to win the game.

"I'm pleased for Ross [Hannah] who gets the ball to take home but I'm sure he will be the first to admit he would have liked it to be with three points as well."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 25Jones
  • 2WoodBooked at 19mins
  • 7Law
  • 6KempsonBooked at 64mins
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 12MeadowsSubstituted forShawat 60'minutes
  • 10Bradley
  • 9ClaytonSubstituted forHarradat 89'minutes
  • 18AkindeBooked at 34mins
  • 26HogansonSubstituted forPokuat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Franklin
  • 4Westwood
  • 8Shaw
  • 23Poku
  • 24Harrad

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 2Hatton
  • 3Thomas
  • 4Kerr
  • 5PearsonBooked at 51mins
  • 30Boyce
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 18Thanoj
  • 17HannahBooked at 71mins
  • 14John-LewisBooked at 38minsSubstituted forCookat 81'minutes
  • 11Neilson

Substitutes

  • 7Colbeck
  • 9Cook
  • 12McDonald
  • 27Fyfield
  • 28Tounkara
Referee:
Peter Banks
Attendance:
1,771

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away24
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away14

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