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Grimsby Town 1-3 Lincoln City

Lincoln picked up their first away win since 16 August with victory over local rivals Grimsby.

Craig Disley connected with Jon-Paul Pittman's cross to put the hosts in front midway through the first-half.

The Imps hit back with two quick-fire goals before the break through Charlee Adams' stunning long-range effort and Alan Power's close-range finish.

Ben Tomlinson hit the bar for Lincoln in the second half before Marcus Marshall tapped in to secure the win.

Grimsby boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We played a lot better today than we did against Macclesfield. It's a result business and we know that but I'm certainly not going to be too harsh on the players.

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Hurst on Grimsby v Lincoln City

"I thought they gave me everything and that's all I can ask of them and ever will.

"I think on a lot of days if we play that well then we'll win more games than we lose.

"I have to give credit to them and the way they took their opportunities, they did well, but we've had a lot of chances today as well and played some good stuff."

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Moyses on Grimsby v Lincoln City

"I'm so pleased for the fans more than anything else because we've had some dark times but we're trying to get things back on track and we're doing our best.

"Honest endeavour, I would call it. They're a different class now as a set of men, we're going into every game thinking we can win it.

"I think what we've done is we've freed everybody up, we've tried to encourage players to play. We're not trying to accommodate anybody, everyone is in that team on merit.

"We were disappointed to concede but the response was great. It's been a good Christmas for us so I hope we can keep it going."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 19Parslow
  • 3Thomas
  • 5Pearson
  • 6MagnaySubstituted forBignotat 46'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 20Arnold
  • 16ClaySubstituted forMcLaughlinat 86'minutes
  • 8DisleyBooked at 23mins
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forMackrethat 26'minutes
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 18Pittman

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 4Brown
  • 7Mackreth
  • 10Hannah
  • 26McLaughlin

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 17Caprice
  • 23Brown
  • 3Newton
  • 5Bencherif
  • 8PowerBooked at 85mins
  • 12MendySubstituted forNolanat 59'minutes
  • 20Adams
  • 22Marshall
  • 15Sam-Yorke
  • 11TomlinsonBooked at 36minsSubstituted forBurrowat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 9Burrow
  • 14Nolan
  • 16Robinson
  • 26Townsend
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
7,136

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Lincoln City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Lincoln City 3.

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

Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

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

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Craig Clay.

Foul by Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town).

Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Booking

Alan Power (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, Lincoln City. Delano Sam-Yorke tries a through ball, but Delano Sam-Yorke is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Danny Parslow (Grimsby Town).

Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).

Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Danny Parslow (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Nathan Arnold with a cross.

Foul by Charlee Adams (Lincoln City).

Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Danny Parslow (Grimsby Town).

Sean Newton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Lincoln City 3. Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Delano Sam-Yorke with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jordan Burrow replaces Ben Tomlinson.

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

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt saved. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jon Nolan replaces Arnaud Mendy.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt saved. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town).

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