National League
Grimsby1Halifax0

Grimsby Town 1-0 FC Halifax Town

Shaun Pearson
Pearson has now scored three goals this season

Shaun Pearson scored the only goal to give Grimsby their fifth successive Conference win and strengthen their hold on second place in the table.

The centre-half powered home a header from a Nathan Arnold corner for his third goal of the season.

Arnold's long-range shot in the 57th minute was tipped on to the bar by Town goalkeeper Matt Glennon, before Lenell John-Lewis fired over from 10 yards.

The visitors had few chances but Matty Pearson hit the bar in the 65th minute.

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Hurst on Grimsby Town v FC Halifax

"It was going to be a tough game and it proved that way. I thought it was a good game really, with two good teams.

"I thought at times, particularly first-half, it ebeed and flowed, although I thought we were on top in the main.

"But both teams sort of broke at pace and there were two athletic teams out there. It's a great win for us."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 19Parslow
  • 22NsialaBooked at 54mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 3Thomas
  • 29Pell
  • 8Disley
  • 6MagnaySubstituted forClayat 55'minutes
  • 20Arnold
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forMackrethat 85'minutes
  • 14John-LewisBooked at 9mins

Substitutes

  • 4Brown
  • 7Mackreth
  • 10Hannah
  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 38McGintySubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes
  • 4Roberts
  • 6AingeBooked at 57mins
  • 15Roberts
  • 10DyerSubstituted forPearsonat 46'minutes
  • 8Marshall
  • 20Maynard
  • 3McManus
  • 12Peniket
  • 19BodenSubstituted forSchofieldat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 2Bolton
  • 5Pearson
  • 7Smith
  • 22Schofield
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,443

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, FC Halifax Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, FC Halifax Town 0.

Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

James McKeown (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Foul by Craig Clay (Grimsby Town).

Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

James McKeown (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Roberts with a cross.

Hand ball by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Scott Neilson.

Foul by Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Nathan Arnold.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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

Foul by Craig Clay (Grimsby Town).

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Schofield replaces Scott Boden.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Adam Smith replaces Sean McGinty.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Marc Roberts tries a through ball, but Marc Roberts is caught offside.

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

Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt missed. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Nathan Arnold with a cross.

Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

Danny Parslow (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Nathan Arnold.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt saved. Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

goal

Top Stories