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Grimsby Town 1-0 Southport

Padraig Amond scored his 27th goal of the season to hand Grimsby a narrow win over Southport at Blundell Park.

The 28-year-old striker netted after just a minute, bundling in the ball after Toto Nsiala's header came back off the post.

Steven Hewitt's second-half effort forced home keeper James McKeown into an impressive save as Grimsby hung on.

Victory saw the Mariners move to within 10 points of second-placed Forest Green in the National League.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on Grimsby Town v Southport

"A great three points on the back of Friday night. We couldn't have got off to a better start and I thought for the first 15 minutes we were excellent but fair play to Southport I thought they came back into it.

"The lads stood strong and it's a really good three points for us.

"We won the game and it's just a case of us trying to keep our shape and discipline which was good. We've just got to try and look after the ball better."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 6GowlingBooked at 44mins
  • 8Disley
  • 32Horwood
  • 22Nsiala
  • 20Arnold
  • 31NolanSubstituted forClayat 67'minutes
  • 11MonkhouseSubstituted forJenningsat 71'minutes
  • 10AmondSubstituted forEastat 90+2'minutes
  • 35Hoban

Substitutes

  • 3Robertson
  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman
  • 23East
  • 34Jennings

Southport

  • 25Crocombe
  • 2Challoner
  • 20O'BrienBooked at 75mins
  • 11Jones
  • 12BlakemanSubstituted forPhenixat 67'minutes
  • 4Nolan
  • 23HewittSubstituted forBishopat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Wright
  • 6Cartwright
  • 7AllenSubstituted forAlmondat 82'minutes
  • 9Westcarr

Substitutes

  • 10Bishop
  • 17Almond
  • 18Jones
  • 19Viscosi
  • 22Phenix
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
3,180

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Southport 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Southport 0.

Attempt blocked. Louis Almond (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Craig Clay (Grimsby Town).

Louis Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ryan Jennings (Grimsby Town).

Liam Nolan (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Danny East replaces Padraig Amond.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Andy Bishop replaces Steven Hewitt.

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Evan Horwood with a cross.

Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Offside, Southport. Craig Westcarr tries a through ball, but Craig Westcarr is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Louis Almond replaces Jamie Allen.

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

Offside, Southport. Jamie Allen tries a through ball, but Jamie Allen is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Liam Nolan (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Steven Hewitt.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Evan Horwood (Grimsby Town).

Michael Phenix (Southport) wins a free kick.

Booking

Mark O'Brien (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Southport).

Pat Hoban (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Ryan Jennings (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ryan Jennings replaces Andy Monkhouse because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Evan Horwood with a cross.

Foul by Andrew Wright (Southport).

Pat Hoban (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Pat Hoban tries a through ball, but Pat Hoban is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Clay replaces Jon Nolan.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Michael Phenix replaces Adam Blakeman.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Offside, Southport. Craig Westcarr tries a through ball, but Craig Westcarr is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Craig Westcarr (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Max Cartwright (Southport) wins a free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham372311367244380
2Forest Green37246762352778
3Grimsby351911568293968
4Braintree351710841261561
5Tranmere3717101050371361
6Dover341771059451458
7Gateshead36177124854-658
8Wrexham361681260441656
9Eastleigh35168115348556
10Lincoln City3615101156461055
11Bromley36156155858051
12Woking37147165851749
13Macclesfield36154174842649
14Aldershot36136174257-1545
15Chester361110155053-343
16Barrow351110144560-1543
17Southport37119173551-1642
18Guiseley35913133451-1740
19Boreham Wood36812163036-636
20Halifax3599174869-2136
21Altrincham35811163458-2435
22Torquay3489174062-2233
23Welling3769222753-2627
24Kidderminster3759233761-2424
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