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Grimsby Town 1-0 Kidderminster Harriers

Grimsby extended their impressive run of form to one defeat in 18 games with victory over Kidderminster Harriers.

The first half was one of few chances as Dave Hockaday's visitors showed their defensive capabilities.

Grimsby improved after the break as Padraig Amond connected with Conor Townsend's cross, only to be denied by a save from Dean Snedker.

But the Harriers could not hold on as Townsend crossed into the box for Amond to head home the winner.

Kidderminster's defeat sees them slip to the bottom of the National League, eight points behind fourth-from-bottom Boreham Wood, while Grimsby climb to third.

Grimsby boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on Grimsby Town v Kidderminster

"Conditions were very difficult, it was never going to be pretty but there's a hell of a lot of teams would swap there result for ours today.

"A clean sheet as well, half-way stage of the season now, a good points total, we're tucked in nicely and now a little break with a cup game to look forward too.

"We're not in the time of the season now were if we get a couple of injuries or a bit of illness like we've had this week. Scott Brown was ill and Danny East wasn't available today through illness but there's nothing you can do."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 22Nsiala
  • 8Disley
  • 26Townsend
  • 6Gowling
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forPittmanat 87'minutes
  • 16Clay
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 10AmondSubstituted forAlabiat 76'minutes
  • 19JonesSubstituted forBogleat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Pearson
  • 9Bogle
  • 18Pittman
  • 28Henderson
  • 29Alabi

Kidderminster

  • 13Snedker
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 5Langmead
  • 34Whitfield
  • 27Francis-Angol
  • 40Howkins
  • 25Fazlic
  • 4MaxwellSubstituted forRowe-Turnerat 75'minutes
  • 36McQuilkin
  • 33MurphySubstituted forJonesat 65'minutes
  • 9Barnes-HomerSubstituted forSinghat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 7Singh
  • 18Jones
  • 26Brown
  • 31Forsyth
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
3,894

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home4
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Kidderminster Harriers).

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

Foul by James Alabi (Grimsby Town).

Kelvin Langmead (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Zaine Francis-Angol (Kidderminster Harriers).

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

Foul by Kelvin Langmead (Kidderminster Harriers).

James Alabi (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Nathan Arnold.

Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers).

James McKeown (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers).

Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Gurjit Singh tries a through ball, but Gurjit Singh is caught offside.

Foul by Richard Tait (Grimsby Town).

Zaine Francis-Angol (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Ben Whitfield tries a through ball, but Ben Whitfield is caught offside.

Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. James Alabi replaces Padraig Amond.

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Lathanial Rowe-Turner replaces Luke Maxwell.

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers).

Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Gurjit Singh (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Gurjit Singh replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.

Attempt blocked. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Conor Townsend (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0. Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Townsend with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jordan Jones replaces Jordan Murphy.

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers).

goal

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