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Macclesfield Town 0-1 Grimsby Town

Jack Mackreth's early strike earned Grimsby Town all three points against Conference promotion rivals Macclesfield Town at Moss Rose.

Mackreth latched onto Nathan Arnold's rebounded shot to tap in the winner from close range after four minutes.

Waide Fairhurst almost put the Silkmen level after the break but he headed Scott Barrow's ball into the ground.

Danny Whittaker nearly snatched a late equaliser for the hosts but Grimsby held on and are unbeaten in five games.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It's a great result. I said I wanted result over performance today definitely.

"But that said, before the game we talked about them being unbeaten at home and wanting to try and be the first team to do that.

"It was a bit scrappy really. I said we needed to look after the ball better.

"To take three points and to be the first team to do so, it's a great result."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 31HoganSubstituted forGrantat 46'minutes
  • 2Halls
  • 5Pilkington
  • 3BarrowBooked at 69mins
  • 6Turnbull
  • 23Whitaker
  • 11MokeSubstituted forJohnstoneat 73'minutes
  • 9Holroyd
  • 10FairhurstSubstituted forGnahouaat 83'minutes
  • 29Barnes-Homer

Substitutes

  • 14Gnahoua
  • 20Branagan
  • 27Thomas
  • 28Grant
  • 32Johnstone

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 19Parslow
  • 22NsialaBooked at 44mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 3Thomas
  • 7Mackreth
  • 8Disley
  • 4BrownSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 81'minutes
  • 20Arnold
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forClayat 68'minutes
  • 14John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 10Hannah
  • 11Neilson
  • 16Clay
  • 26McLaughlin
Referee:
Ben Toner

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home5
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Grimsby Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Grimsby Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Nathan Arnold tries a through ball, but Nathan Arnold is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Arthur Gnahoua replaces Waide Fairhurst.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Scott Brown.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

  12. Post update

    Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Denny Johnstone replaces Adriano Moke.

  14. Booking

    Scott Barrow (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Clay replaces Jon-Paul Pittman.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

  17. Post update

    Scott Brown (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

  19. Post update

    Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.