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Grimsby Town 2-1 Forest Green Rovers

Lenell John-Lewis
Lenell John-Lewis has scored 12 goals in 23 games so far this season

Lenell John-Lewis scored one goal and created another against Forest Green to help Grimsby move into the Conference play-off places.

John-Lewis was foiled by keeper Sam Russell before meeting Carl Magnay's cross to steer home the opener.

Chris Stokes levelled with a volley and James Norwood twice tested Mariners keeper James McKeown.

Craig Disley got on the end of a John-Lewis pull back pass to win it and lift Grimsby to fourth in the table.

Forest Green Rovers manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Grimsby v Forest Green

"It's our fault, isn't it? We just had chance after chance after chance but we didn't score any goals.

"We came to a big club like this and we battered them and we didn't get a reward for it.

"I thought Jon Parkin was different class again. He's becoming what I want him to be - his hold up play, his work rate - he's doing really well."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 4BrownBooked at 57minsSubstituted forClayat 73'minutes
  • 5Pearson
  • 6MagnayBooked at 62minsSubstituted forBignotat 90+3'minutes
  • 19Parslow
  • 7Mackreth
  • 8Disley
  • 20Arnold
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forNeilsonat 82'minutes
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 22Nsiala

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 10Hannah
  • 11Neilson
  • 16Clay
  • 31Watson

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 2PipeSubstituted forBennettat 84'minutes
  • 5Oliver
  • 26ColesBooked at 41mins
  • 3Stokes
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forHughesat 82'minutes
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 10Kelly
  • 18Frear
  • 17GuthrieBooked at 64mins
  • 20Parkin

Substitutes

  • 6Bennett
  • 11Hughes
  • 16Racine
  • 21White
  • 29McGrory
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
3,204

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Paul Bignot replaces Carl Magnay because of an injury.

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town).

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Wedgbury with a cross.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Dale Bennett replaces David Pipe because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Neilson replaces Jon-Paul Pittman.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes replaces James Norwood.

Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town).

David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 1. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jon-Paul Pittman.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Clay replaces Scott Brown.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Booking

Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Scott Brown (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Scott Brown tries a through ball, but Scott Brown is caught offside.

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