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Kidderminster Harriers 0-1 Grimsby Town

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst
Hurst's Grimsby side claimed their first win in four games at Kidderminster

A Rhys Oates goal five minutes from time was enough to give Grimsby a narrow victory in a mid-table Conference clash at Kidderminster.

The home side had withheld lots of pressure as Town dominated for the majority of the game.

But they were undone by substitute Oates, who controlled Scott Brown's cross before firing in from 20 yards.

Prior to that, Aristote Nsiala had gone close for Town by heading Brown's corner against the crossbar.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on Kidderminster v Grimsby Town

"We were resilient and we showed a lot of character. We hit the crossbar and they had one really good chance where Michael Gash should have scored.

"It was scrappy at times and a battle but they're the games you get and any points you can take away from home are valuable - and three is fantastic.

"It's a good time to get the points and we're five points away from the play-off spots."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 28Nicholson
  • 15Grimes
  • 6Dunkley
  • 30Gowling
  • 2HodgkissBooked at 59minsSubstituted forGittingsat 86'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 7Byrne
  • 9GashSubstituted forBlissettat 70'minutes
  • 11StycheSubstituted forReidat 75'minutes
  • 8Johnson

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 10Reid
  • 13Blissett
  • 17Verma
  • 18Gittings

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 19Parslow
  • 5Pearson
  • 22NsialaBooked at 68mins
  • 6Magnay
  • 7MackrethSubstituted forOatesat 63'minutes
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 86'minutes
  • 16Clay
  • 4Brown
  • 8Disley
  • 10Hannah

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 12Doig
  • 23Oates
  • 25Winfarrah
  • 26McLaughlin
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
2,093

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town).

Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

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

Foul by Rhys Oates (Grimsby Town).

Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Scott Neilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Callum Gittings replaces Jared Hodgkiss.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 0, Grimsby Town 1. Rhys Oates (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Brown.

Attempt missed. Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

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

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers).

Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Craig Reid replaces Reece Styche.

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Scott Brown.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Nathan Blissett replaces Michael Gash.

Foul by Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt blocked. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt blocked. Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Reece Styche (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

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