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Grimsby Town 0-1 FC Halifax Town

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."



  • 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


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


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


  • 14Wilson
  • 28Crowther
  • 22Ainge
  • 7Smith
  • 12Senior
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

  3. Booking

    James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

  5. Post update

    Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. James McKeown (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

  10. Post update

    Chris Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andi Thanoj replaces Scott Kerr.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  13. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Crowther (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Offside, FC Halifax Town. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ryan Crowther replaces Scott Spencer.

  19. Booking

    Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

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