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Grimsby Town 2-1 Gateshead

Nathan Arnold scored twice as Grimsby came from behind to beat Gateshead and extend their unbeaten run to eight matches in the National League.

Home keeper James McKeown let Craig Baxter's cross slip through his hands as the visitors went ahead early on.

Arnold squared things up shortly after when he ran into the visiting box before finishing at the near post.

The striker then fired in a winner from 25 yards to move Grimsby to within a point of sixth-placed Gateshead.

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on Grimsby Town v Gateshead

"I have to say, I think the first 25 or 30 minutes was the best we've played for a while.

"A real tempo and energy to us - credit to the players - it's not easy when you start a game well and something like that happens and it can sometimes knock you off course.

"I thought we stuck to us task. Perhaps then just the energy and pressing that we tried to do when we hadn't got the ball was hard to do for the full 45 minutes."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 3Robertson
  • 5Pearson
  • 16Clay
  • 8Disley
  • 6Gowling
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 20Arnold
  • 23East
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forBogleat 71'minutes
  • 27TomlinsonSubstituted forAmondat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mackreth
  • 9Bogle
  • 10Amond
  • 14Marshall
  • 22Nsiala

Gateshead

  • 1Russell
  • 22Ramsden
  • 2Baxter
  • 11PhillipsSubstituted forRamshawat 78'minutes
  • 14Buddle
  • 6Clark
  • 15AllenSubstituted forMafutaat 84'minutes
  • 16Cranston
  • 26McLaughlinSubstituted forMarwoodat 59'minutes
  • 19Bowman
  • 9Shaw

Substitutes

  • 5Curtis
  • 7Marwood
  • 8Ramshaw
  • 12Mafuta
  • 13MacDonald
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
3,835

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away3
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Gateshead 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Gateshead 1.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Padraig Amond tries a through ball, but Padraig Amond is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Gus Mafuta replaces River Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Rob Ramshaw replaces Jimmy Phillips.

Offside, Gateshead. Ryan Bowman tries a through ball, but Ryan Bowman is caught offside.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Gateshead).

Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Omar Bogle replaces Jon-Paul Pittman.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Padraig Amond replaces Ben Tomlinson.

Attempt saved. Ben Tomlinson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Danny East (Grimsby Town).

Ryan Bowman (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Phillips (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Corner, Gateshead.

Corner, Gateshead.

Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Gateshead).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. James Marwood replaces Patrick McLaughlin.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Phillips (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Patrick McLaughlin (Gateshead).

Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town).

Jimmy Phillips (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Gateshead 1. Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 1, Gateshead 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Gateshead 1.

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town).

Patrick McLaughlin (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town).

Jimmy Phillips (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

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