National League
Grimsby1Braintree0

Grimsby Town 1-0 Braintree Town

Craig Disley
Craig Disley's winner lifts Grimsby to third, eight points behind leaders Bristol Rovers

Craig Disley scored the only goal as Grimsby beat visitors Braintree.

The winner came two minutes into the second half when Disley rose to meet Carl Magnay's cross and head past Nick Hamann.

Braintree's chances of salvaging a point were dashed when midfielder Chez Isaac was sent off four minutes from time for a second bookable offence.

The result allowed Grimsby to take advantage of Macclesfield's 4-0 defeat at Eastleigh to move into third.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on Grimsby Town v Braintree

"For me that's the best win out of the three at the end of a tough week.

"What we have to remember is the expectations that the players have to carry which Braintree don't.

"People might think that Grimsby v Braintree is not a big occasion but it's a crucial goal - look at the other results.

"We've put a little bit of pressure on Macclesfield now going above them."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 6Magnay
  • 5Pearson
  • 22Nsiala
  • 35Robertson
  • 7Mackreth
  • 8DisleyBooked at 45mins
  • 16ClaySubstituted forBrownat 74'minutes
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forJolleyat 67'minutes
  • 18Pittman
  • 14John-LewisBooked at 45minsSubstituted forParslowat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Brown
  • 10Hannah
  • 19Parslow
  • 33Palmer
  • 34Jolley

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 20Clerima
  • 6MasseyBooked at 81mins
  • 3Habergham
  • 26MulleySubstituted forMaybanksat 18'minutesSubstituted forPetersat 77'minutes
  • 8DavisBooked at 44mins
  • 4IsaacBooked at 86mins
  • 11Sparkes
  • 9MarksBooked at 4mins
  • 15Akinola

Substitutes

  • 16Maybanks
  • 19Pollen
  • 23Peters
  • 24Moore
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
3,339

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Braintree Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Braintree Town 0.

Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mitch Brundle with a cross.

Foul by Christian Jolley (Grimsby Town).

Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) for a bad foul.

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town).

Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Danny Parslow replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

Attempt missed. Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Alan Massey (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town).

Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Ryan Peters replaces Joe Maybanks.

Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mitch Brundle with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Brown replaces Craig Clay.

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Christian Jolley replaces Nathan Arnold.

Attempt missed. Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town).

Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Arnold with a cross.

Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Braintree Town 0. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Carl Magnay.

Foul by Remy Clerima (Braintree Town).

Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 0, Braintree Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Braintree Town 0.

Booking

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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