National League
GrimsbyGrimsby Town0HalifaxFC Halifax Town1

Lois Maynard scored the only goal of the game as Halifax maintained their play-off push with a win over promotion rivals Grimsby.

Maynard opened the scoring with a stunning strike from 25 yards.

Ryan Crowther came close to making it 2-0 in the closing stages but his effort was blocked before Paul Marshall fired over the rebound.

The result sees Halifax leapfrog Grimsby into third spot after a seventh consecutive clean sheet.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I don't like losing. We lost to the in-form team in the league, so we've had that two weeks running with Woking and then Halifax. I didn't think there was anything in the game in all honesty, we've lost to an excellent strike.

"I think all night it was a frantic night to be honest. I think when they go 1-0 up they're just happy to clear the ball and sort of not too interested where it goes.

"We had the best chance in the game there's no getting away from that."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 30Boyce
  • 2Hatton
  • 5PearsonBooked at 18mins
  • 3ThomasBooked at 33mins
  • 7ColbeckSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 69'minutes
  • 11Neilson
  • 8Disley
  • 4KerrBooked at 44minsSubstituted forThanojat 82'minutes
  • 28TounkaraSubstituted forHannahat 69'minutes
  • 9Cook

Substitutes

  • 26McLaughlin
  • 12McDonald
  • 17Hannah
  • 27Fyfield
  • 18Thanoj

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 6Lowe
  • 20MaynardBooked at 37mins
  • 3McManus
  • 5Pearson
  • 15RobertsBooked at 73mins
  • 23SmithBooked at 13mins
  • 29BoltonBooked at 90mins
  • 18Marshall
  • 11Gregory
  • 40SpencerSubstituted forCrowtherat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Wilson
  • 28Crowther
  • 22Ainge
  • 7Smith
  • 12Senior
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
4,374

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away6

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