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Grimsby Town 7-0 Alfreton Town

Lenell John-Lewis
John-Lewis, who netted twice in Saturday's 6-1 win over Gateshead, opened the scoring against Alfreton

Grimsby made it 13 goals in two games as they inflicted a fifth successive defeat on struggling Alfreton.

Lennell John-Lewis slotted the hosts' first, before his shot ricocheted off keeper Cameron Dawson to make it 2-0.

Jon-Paul Pitman rounded Dawson before the break, and Craig Clay added a fourth moments into the second period.

Alfreton's Anthony Howell was sent off, before Scott Brown's 30-yard strike and Clay's second made it 6-0. Scott Neilson added a seventh in injury time.

Alfreton sit bottom of the Conference table, while Grimsby, who remain unbeaten, move up to eighth.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"There has to be a bit of reality in it all - it's two games.

"It's been two excellent performances and I couldn't really ask for more. We got the clean sheet as well today which I was pleased about, but I'm delighted with the players' attitude in terms of keeping going.

"It could have been quite easy to take the foot off the gas when the game was won, getting the man sent off. It could have been almost too easy but they kept going.

"They could have had a few more again but pleased for their efforts and a bit of a turnaround from the last home game when I was told it's a shambles. "

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 22NsialaBooked at 21minsSubstituted forBignotat 62'minutes
  • 6MagnayBooked at 66minsSubstituted forWinfarrahat 78'minutes
  • 16Clay
  • 5Pearson
  • 30Boyce
  • 11Neilson
  • 4BrownBooked at 1mins
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forMackrethat 70'minutes
  • 26McLaughlin

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 7Mackreth
  • 8Disley
  • 17Connell
  • 25Winfarrah

Alfreton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 20Dawson
  • 2Wood
  • 3Rowe-TurnerBooked at 34mins
  • 11HowellBooked at 65mins
  • 15Keane
  • 4CourtneySubstituted forGrayat 28'minutes
  • 10BradleyBooked at 58minsSubstituted forSheridanat 75'minutes
  • 12Shaw
  • 9ClaytonSubstituted forStevensonat 46'minutes
  • 18Ironside
  • 7Hicks

Substitutes

  • 1Stewart
  • 8Stevenson
  • 14Sheridan
  • 16Gray
  • 17McDonald
Referee:
Nick Kinseley

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home23
Away6
Shots on Target
Home13
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 7, Alfreton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 7, Alfreton Town 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 7, Alfreton Town 0. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 6, Alfreton Town 0. Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jack Mackreth.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Keane (Alfreton Town).

  7. Post update

    Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Stevenson (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 5, Alfreton Town 0. Scott Brown (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Caine Winfarrah replaces Carl Magnay.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).

  17. Post update

    Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Jake Sheridan replaces Danny Bradley.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by James McKeown.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joe Ironside (Alfreton Town).