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Kidderminster Harriers 0-1 Grimsby Town

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst
Hurst's Grimsby side claimed their first win in four games at Kidderminster

A Rhys Oates goal five minutes from time was enough to give Grimsby a narrow victory in a mid-table Conference clash at Kidderminster.

The home side had withheld lots of pressure as Town dominated for the majority of the game.

But they were undone by substitute Oates, who controlled Scott Brown's cross before firing in from 20 yards.

Prior to that, Aristote Nsiala had gone close for Town by heading Brown's corner against the crossbar.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We were resilient and we showed a lot of character. We hit the crossbar and they had one really good chance where Michael Gash should have scored.

"It was scrappy at times and a battle but they're the games you get and any points you can take away from home are valuable - and three is fantastic.

"It's a good time to get the points and we're five points away from the play-off spots."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Lewis
  • 28Nicholson
  • 15Grimes
  • 6Dunkley
  • 30Gowling
  • 2HodgkissBooked at 59minsSubstituted forGittingsat 86'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 7Byrne
  • 9GashSubstituted forBlissettat 70'minutes
  • 11StycheSubstituted forReidat 75'minutes
  • 8Johnson

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 10Reid
  • 13Blissett
  • 17Verma
  • 18Gittings

Grimsby

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1McKeown
  • 19Parslow
  • 5Pearson
  • 22NsialaBooked at 68mins
  • 6Magnay
  • 7MackrethSubstituted forOatesat 63'minutes
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 86'minutes
  • 16Clay
  • 4Brown
  • 8Disley
  • 10Hannah

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 12Doig
  • 23Oates
  • 25Winfarrah
  • 26McLaughlin
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
2,093

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Grimsby Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Grimsby Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town).

  4. Post update

    Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

  6. Post update

    Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Oates (Grimsby Town).

  10. Post update

    Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Scott Neilson.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Callum Gittings replaces Jared Hodgkiss.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 0, Grimsby Town 1. Rhys Oates (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Brown.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers).

  17. Post update

    Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

  19. Post update

    Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

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