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Grimsby Town 0-2 Kidderminster Harriers

Marvin Johnson
Marvin Johnson is Kidderminster's leading scorer this season with four league goals

Kidderminster Harriers ended high-flying Grimsby's eight-game unbeaten run with a shock win at Blundell Park.

The visitors went ahead after just 66 seconds when Marvin Johnson latched onto Josh Gowling's clearance to slot the ball past James McKeown.

Jack Byrne then headed in Craig Reid's corner from six yards to double the Harriers' lead on 49 minutes.

Reece Hales and Johnson had further chances for the Harriers as Grimsby were restricted to mostly half-chances.

The Harriers' first away win in two months lifted them back up to ninth in the Conference, two points shy of the play-offs places.

It came at the end of a week in which, for financial reasons, boss Gary Whild has had to let go of strikers Michael Gash (Nuneaton Town) and Nathan Blissett (Bristol Rovers) and centre-half Chey Dunkley (Oxford United).

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We've conceded goals at very bad times.

"We spoke about the difficulties Kidderminster have had and not to give them a confidence boost and certainly we did that.

"Both goals were at terrible times and in the end it looked like it was going to be one of those days."

Kidderminster Harriers manager Gary Whild told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"If you ever can get such a thing in football, it was as close to a complete performance as possible. A goal early on, then another just after half time

"The workrate was there, which is what we expect, but so was our ability with the ball.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 6Magnay
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Pearson
  • 3Thomas
  • 19ParslowSubstituted forPittmanat 57'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 4Brown
  • 29PellSubstituted forDisleyat 73'minutes
  • 20Arnold
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forHannahat 73'minutes
  • 11Neilson

Substitutes

  • 7Mackreth
  • 8Disley
  • 10Hannah
  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 2HodgkissBooked at 46mins
  • 30GowlingBooked at 55mins
  • 15Grimes
  • 28Nicholson
  • 17Verma
  • 23Robinson
  • 7Byrne
  • 8JohnsonSubstituted forGreenat 84'minutes
  • 22HalesSubstituted forObengat 70'minutes
  • 10ReidSubstituted forGittingsat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 14Obeng
  • 18Gittings
  • 20Williams
  • 24Long
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
3,446

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home8
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Kidderminster Harriers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Kidderminster Harriers 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town).

  4. Post update

    Ahmed Obeng (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).

  9. Post update

    Kevin Nicholson (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Aswad Thomas with a cross.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jake Green replaces Marvin Johnson.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Scott Brown tries a through ball, but Scott Brown is caught offside.

  15. Booking

    Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town).

  17. Post update

    Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Nicholson with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

  20. Post update

    Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

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