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Grimsby Town 1-0 FC Halifax Town

Shaun Pearson
Pearson has now scored three goals this season

Shaun Pearson scored the only goal to give Grimsby their fifth successive Conference win and strengthen their hold on second place in the table.

The centre-half powered home a header from a Nathan Arnold corner for his third goal of the season.

Arnold's long-range shot in the 57th minute was tipped on to the bar by Town goalkeeper Matt Glennon, before Lenell John-Lewis fired over from 10 yards.

The visitors had few chances but Matty Pearson hit the bar in the 65th minute.

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was going to be a tough game and it proved that way. I thought it was a good game really, with two good teams.

"I thought at times, particularly first-half, it ebeed and flowed, although I thought we were on top in the main.

"But both teams sort of broke at pace and there were two athletic teams out there. It's a great win for us."

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 19Parslow
  • 22NsialaBooked at 54mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 3Thomas
  • 29Pell
  • 8Disley
  • 6MagnaySubstituted forClayat 55'minutes
  • 20Arnold
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forMackrethat 85'minutes
  • 14John-LewisBooked at 9mins

Substitutes

  • 4Brown
  • 7Mackreth
  • 10Hannah
  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman

Halifax

Formation 3-5-2

  • 27Glennon
  • 38McGintySubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes
  • 4Roberts
  • 6AingeBooked at 57mins
  • 15Roberts
  • 10DyerSubstituted forPearsonat 46'minutes
  • 8Marshall
  • 20Maynard
  • 3McManus
  • 12Peniket
  • 19BodenSubstituted forSchofieldat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 2Bolton
  • 5Pearson
  • 7Smith
  • 22Schofield
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,443

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

  4. Post update

    James McKeown (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Craig Clay (Grimsby Town).

  7. Post update

    Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

  9. Post update

    James McKeown (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Roberts with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Scott Neilson.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

  14. Post update

    Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Nathan Arnold.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Craig Clay (Grimsby Town).

  20. Post update

    Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.