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Grimsby Town 3-1 Aldershot Town

Ross Hannah scored two goals in three minutes as Grimsby Town earned a comfortable win over Aldershot.

Hannah latched on to Craig Disley's through ball and lifted the ball over Phil Smith to put the Mariners ahead.

The striker lobbed Smith for his second shortly after, and Jon-Paul Pittman extended the lead to three by firing in from 12 yards out after the break.

Jordan Roberts's powerful free-kick cut the deficit late on, but the Shots were unable to threaten Grimsby thereafter.

The home side were already assured of a play-off spot before the game, and will now face Eastleigh for a place in the play-off final.

Aldershot Town caretaker boss Chris Barker told BBC Surrey:

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Barker on Grimsby v Aldershot

"I thought we were very disappointing today and it's no excuse it was a long journey because you have them everywhere else but you have to give Grimsby credit.

"Overall I'm not going to be too hard tonight. The four months I've had have been fantastic, we got ourselves out of trouble.

"I want to push the club on and I don't want to face another relegation battle."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Bignot
  • 22NsialaSubstituted forSunterat 75'minutes
  • 4Brown
  • 36GowlingBooked at 70mins
  • 19Parslow
  • 37Chapell
  • 8Disley
  • 7MackrethSubstituted forClayat 81'minutes
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 65'minutes
  • 10Hannah

Substitutes

  • 14John-Lewis
  • 16Clay
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 33Palmer
  • 38Sunter

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 16Richards
  • 5WilsonSubstituted forStevensonat 72'minutes
  • 22Alexander
  • 6BarkerBooked at 26mins
  • 3McGinty
  • 7Hatton
  • 14Roberts
  • 8MolesleyBooked at 24mins
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forJarvisat 82'minutes
  • 21McCollinSubstituted forRasuloat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Thomas
  • 15Rasulo
  • 17Jarvis
  • 19Stevenson
  • 24Welch
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
3,364

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home13
Away13
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 3, Aldershot Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 3, Aldershot Town 1.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

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

Attempt saved. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 3, Aldershot Town 1. Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Hand ball by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Ryan Jarvis (Aldershot Town).

Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Ryan Jarvis replaces Brett Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Clay replaces Jack Mackreth.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Joshua Sunter replaces Aristote Nsiala.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jim Stevenson replaces Glenn Wilson.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt missed. Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town).

Tom Richards (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Jon-Paul Pittman because of an injury.

Foul by Jordan Chapell (Grimsby Town).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Giorgio Rasulo replaces Andre McCollin.

Attempt saved. Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 3, Aldershot Town 0. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aristote Nsiala.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Brown.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town).

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