National League
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Ollie Palmer
Ollie Palmer has scored twice in three games since joining Grimsby Town on loan from Mansfied

Grimsby extended their unbeaten run away from home to 11 league matches with victory against Conference play-off hopefuls Eastleigh at Ten Acres.

Ollie Palmer slotted the game's only goal in off the post after catching Jamie Turley in possession.

Shaun Pearson had an header cleared off the line by Eastleigh's Daniel Spence and Ross Flitney kept out Craig Disley's follow-up effort.

Keeper James McKeown denied Craig McAllister's late on to ensure victory.

The win moves the fourth-placed Mariners to within a point of second spot, while defeat leaves Eastleigh two points adrift of the top five.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I do think for large parts we played very well tonight and at the end we had to stand up to the physical threat of Eastleigh, which we know there is.

"We should have put the game to bed in all honesty.

"It was a big pitch and a long journey down but all credit to the players and a thoroughly deserving victory, in my opinion."

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 2Spence
  • 25Turley
  • 14Strevens
  • 16Evans
  • 10Reason
  • 8StanleySubstituted forOdubadeat 63'minutes
  • 26Partington
  • 19HowardSubstituted forMcAllisterat 63'minutes
  • 12Midson
  • 9Constable

Substitutes

  • 6Todd
  • 7Odubade
  • 11McAllister
  • 17Reid
  • 21Noice

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 35Robertson
  • 5PearsonBooked at 56mins
  • 22Nsiala
  • 6Magnay
  • 20Arnold
  • 8Disley
  • 16Clay
  • 34JolleySubstituted forParslowat 75'minutes
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 33Palmer

Substitutes

  • 7Mackreth
  • 10Hannah
  • 19Parslow
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 31Watson
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
1,515

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home5
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home4
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Eastleigh 0, Grimsby Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Grimsby Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

  4. Post update

    James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig McAllister (Eastleigh) header from the left side of the box is saved.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jack Midson (Eastleigh).

  7. Post update

    Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Eastleigh. James Constable tries a through ball, but James Constable is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yemi Odubade (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Grimsby Town).

  12. Post update

    Joe Partington (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig McAllister (Eastleigh) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jai Reason.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Danny Parslow replaces Christian Jolley.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Grimsby Town).

  18. Post update

    Joe Partington (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Christian Jolley tries a through ball, but Christian Jolley is caught offside.