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Grimsby Town 2-1 Eastleigh

Lenell John-Lewis
Lenell John-Lewis took his tally to 14 goals for Grimsby this season

Grimsby moved up to third place in the Conference as they beat play-off rivals Eastleigh.

The Mariners' Ollie Palmer got his fifth goal in seven games as he turned in Nathan Arnold's cross early on.

Top-scorer Lenell John-Lewis wrapped up the points as he reacted quickest after Palmer's cross was spilled by Eastleigh goalkeeper Ross Flitney.

Eastleigh's Deon Burton was sent off late on before Jamie Turley headed in a late consolation for the Spitfires.

Grimsby have taken 16 points from their last six games and have won eight of their last 11 league matches.

Eastleigh remain two points outside the final play-off place, but have a game in hand on the side immediately above them, Forest Green.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 6MagnayBooked at 90mins
  • 22NsialaBooked at 56mins
  • 8Disley
  • 35Robertson
  • 5Pearson
  • 34Jolley
  • 16Clay
  • 20Arnold
  • 33Palmer
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 4Brown
  • 10Hannah
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 19Parslow

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 3Green
  • 5Beckwith
  • 8Stanley
  • 25Turley
  • 14Strevens
  • 2Spence
  • 27Pell
  • 19HowardSubstituted forMcAllisterat 69'minutes
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forWalkerat 69'minutes
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forBurtonat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 11McAllister
  • 16Evans
  • 26Partington
  • 28Walker
  • 29Burton
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
4,034

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Eastleigh 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Eastleigh 1.

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

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Eastleigh 1. Jamie Turley (Eastleigh) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Michael Green with a cross.

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

Dean Beckwith (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Craig McAllister (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Booking

Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dismissal

Deon Burton (Eastleigh) is shown the red card for fighting.

Foul by Deon Burton (Eastleigh).

Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Christian Jolley tries a through ball, but Christian Jolley is caught offside.

Foul by Dean Beckwith (Eastleigh).

Ollie Palmer (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

Dean Beckwith (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).

Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Dean Beckwith (Eastleigh).

Ollie Palmer (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

Jamie Turley (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Craig McAllister (Eastleigh) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Michael Green with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Eastleigh 0. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ollie Palmer with a cross.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt saved. Christian Jolley (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

Dean Beckwith (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Jon-Paul Pittman.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Ollie Palmer tries a through ball, but Ollie Palmer is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Dan Walker replaces James Constable.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Deon Burton replaces Jack Midson.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Craig McAllister replaces Brian Howard.

Foul by James Constable (Eastleigh).

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

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