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Grimsby Town 3-0 Dartford

Lenell John-Lewis
John-Lewis has scored 10 goals in all competitions this season

Grimsby moved to within a point of the Conference play-off places after easing to victory over Dartford.

Defender Carl Magnay netted from close range after 13 minutes after Nathan Arnold's pinpoint cross, before the winger doubled the home side's lead just before the break.

The in-form Lenell John-Lewis scored from the penalty spot three minutes from time after being brought down.

Dartford stay in the relegation places after their eighth league defeat.

John-Lewis has now scored six goals in his last four games after hitting the net twice in Grimsby's FA Cup fourth qualifying round win over Guiseley last week.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on Grimsby Town v Dartford

"If hadn't have got the victory today we know what sort of comments would have been made so we knew it was important to win.

"We haven't quite managed to get into that top five but it extends the run that we are currently on.

"Once we got to 2-0 I thought we looked relatively comfortable but I would have liked to have got that third earlier."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 6Magnay
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Pearson
  • 3Thomas
  • 7MackrethSubstituted forPittmanat 82'minutes
  • 8DisleySubstituted forMcLaughlinat 88'minutes
  • 16Clay
  • 29Pell
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forHannahat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Hannah
  • 11Neilson
  • 18Pittman
  • 24Walker
  • 26McLaughlin

Dartford

  • 1Brown
  • 2Bender
  • 5BradbrookBooked at 33mins
  • 4McAuley
  • 14Mitchell-KingBooked at 86mins
  • 17CrawfordSubstituted forHayesat 63'minutes
  • 15Collier
  • 8Noble
  • 16Sweeney
  • 10PughSubstituted forHarrisat 63'minutes
  • 9DaleySubstituted forBradbrookat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Cornhill
  • 7Hayes
  • 11Harris
  • 21Ibrahim
  • 23Bradbrook
Referee:
Ian Hussin

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home18
Away3
Shots on Target
Home9
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 3, Dartford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 3, Dartford 0.

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Tom Bradbrook (Dartford).

Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Harry Pell (Grimsby Town).

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Craig Disley.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah replaces Nathan Arnold.

Hand ball by Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town).

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 3, Dartford 0. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by James McKeown.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Jack Mackreth.

Offside, Dartford. Danny Harris tries a through ball, but Danny Harris is caught offside.

Corner, Dartford.

Attempt missed. Tom Bender (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Tom Bradbrook replaces Luke Daley.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Danny Harris replaces Andy Pugh.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Ryan Hayes replaces Harry Crawford.

Attempt missed. Peter Sweeney (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Peter Sweeney.

Foul by Harry Pell (Grimsby Town).

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis tries a through ball, but Lenell John-Lewis is caught offside.

Foul by Luke Daley (Dartford).

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