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Nuneaton Town 0-1 Grimsby Town

Alex Rodman

Grimsby moved into the Conference Premier play-off places with a win against Nuneaton.

The only goal came early on, when Alex Rodman converted a deep cross from Aswad Thomas.

Nuneaton had a chance to level after the break but Wesley York shot wide from inside the box, before he saw another blocked in added time.

Between York's chances, team-mate Theo Streete's shot from the edge of the area forced James McKeown into a save.

Grimsby boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It's a good win - that's all I can say. It was an important game - a game that I felt we needed to take something from.

"It's a nice big pitch and it was always going to be windy, but I just went with the team that I felt was best suited to get three points and cause Nuneaton some problems.

"We spoke a lot about starting, and not giving them anything to give them some momentum and to cause them some problems in their own half, and I think that performance today was about that."

Line-ups

Nuneaton

  • 19Belshaw
  • 28MagriSubstituted forMoultat 62'minutes
  • 5Dean
  • 4CowanBooked at 45mins
  • 6Walker
  • 13Sleath
  • 20Trainer
  • 11Streete
  • 26HibbertSubstituted forPearsonat 86'minutes
  • 10Brown
  • 16York

Substitutes

  • 8Adams
  • 9Moult
  • 15Gordon
  • 18Pearson
  • 17Taylor

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 3Thomas
  • 5PearsonBooked at 56mins
  • 30Boyce
  • 15BignotSubstituted forMcDonaldat 57'minutes
  • 8DisleyBooked at 82mins
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forThanojat 73'minutes
  • 4Kerr
  • 23Rodman
  • 29Jennings
  • 14John-LewisBooked at 26minsSubstituted forCookat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 18Thanoj
  • 17Hannah
  • 28Tounkara
  • 9Cook
  • 12McDonald
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
1,585

Match Stats

Home TeamNuneatonAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Grimsby Town 1.

  2. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Wes York (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Grimsby Town 1.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

  6. Post update

    Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Nuneaton Town.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  10. Booking

    Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Greg Pearson replaces Dave Hibbert.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

  13. Post update

    Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Booking

    Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

  16. Post update

    Wes York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Walker (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

  20. Post update

    Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

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