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Forest Green Rovers 0-1 Grimsby Town

Craig Disley
Grimsby midfielder Craig Disley has scored three goals this season

Craig Disley scored the only goal as Forest Green Rovers were denied the chance to go top of the National League with defeat by Grimsby Town.

Grimsby pressed to break the deadlock when Pat Hoban struck from range and Andy Monkhouse headed wide.

Darren Carter came close for the hosts but hit the side netting after rounding the Grimsby backline.

Disley headed home to seal three points with 19 minutes left when he converted Monkhouse's cross from the left wing.

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Forest Green v Grimsby

"Obviously we're disappointed and I didn't think we tested their keeper enough, Stevie Arnold made three or four good saves, but the game should have been 0-0.

"I didn't think in the final third we were that great, but all credit to Grimsby they've done a good job on us and won the game 1-0.

"It's three points - we're not going to lose the title by losing today and we're not going to not get in the play-offs, so it's three points, that's all it is."

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Second half we had to withstand some pressure without James McKeown really being called upon to make any real saves of note, but you know you're going to have to defend a lot of set plays into the box.

"You wondered with their record if they were going to get that late goal but thankfully we kept that clean sheet and sent a lot of fans home very happy.

"Automatic promotion is still a big ask. Its two teams we've got to catch and they don't have to play each other."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 3Jennings
  • 16Racine
  • 19Sinclair
  • 6Bennett
  • 4Clough
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 11FrearSubstituted forGuthrieat 84'minutes
  • 24CarterSubstituted forMooreat 72'minutes
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forWilliamsat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 10Kelly
  • 14Moore
  • 17Guthrie
  • 26Williams

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 5Pearson
  • 31Nolan
  • 32Horwood
  • 8Disley
  • 20Arnold
  • 6Gowling
  • 35HobanSubstituted forNsialaat 90'minutes
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 10AmondSubstituted forPittmanat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Robertson
  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman
  • 22Nsiala
  • 34Jennings
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
2,242

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home5
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home3
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Aristote Nsiala replaces Pat Hoban.

Attempt saved. James Jennings (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town).

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Elliott Frear.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Padraig Amond.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Brett Williams replaces Jon Parkin.

Attempt missed. Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Jon Nolan tries a through ball, but Jon Nolan is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jon Nolan (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieffer Moore replaces Darren Carter.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 0, Grimsby Town 1. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andy Monkhouse with a cross.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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

Attempt saved. Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 0, Grimsby Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Grimsby Town 0.

Attempt missed. Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Evan Horwood (Grimsby Town).

Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town).

Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham362310366234379
2Forest Green37246762352778
3Grimsby341811567293865
4Braintree33169839261357
5Tranmere351691045341157
6Wrexham361681260441656
7Gateshead34167114449-555
8Eastleigh33158105145653
9Dover321571056441252
10Lincoln City351410115446852
11Woking35147145748949
12Macclesfield35153174842648
13Bromley34145155657-147
14Aldershot34136154047-745
15Southport35119153549-1442
16Chester34109154150-939
17Barrow33109144360-1739
18Guiseley34912133249-1739
19Boreham Wood34811153034-435
20Altrincham33810153255-2334
21Halifax3389164768-2133
22Torquay3278173760-2329
23Welling3568212550-2526
24Kidderminster3659223558-2324
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