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Grimsby Town 3-1 Barnet

Lenell John-Lewis
Lenell John-Lewis's penalty was his 13th goal of the season for Grimsby

Grimsby consolidated their place in the Conference play-off spots by coming from behind to beat leaders Barnet.

John Akinde fired the Bees into an early lead from the penalty spot after being tripped by Aristote Nsiala, his 22nd league goal of the season.

Oliver Palmer soon levelled with an 18-yard drive, before Lenell John-Lewis's penalty put the Mariners in front after he was fouled by David Stephens.

Jack Mackreth tapped in to seal victory following Palmer's flick on.

It was Barnet's second successive league defeat after they were beaten 4-1 at Lincoln earlier this month.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"A fantastic win, and pleasing when there's aspects of the game that we spoke about, and the players carried that out and stood up to the physical battle.

"We could have perhaps scored one or two more, but it's easier to say when you're on the winning side.

"It must have been compelling viewing in terms of you never quite felt 100% relaxed because they throw men forward and you can see why they've scored a lot of goals. They've obviously got some good players. "



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 19Parslow
  • 22NsialaBooked at 5mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 6Magnay
  • 7Mackreth
  • 4BrownSubstituted forClayat 80'minutes
  • 8Disley
  • 20Arnold
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 33PalmerSubstituted forPittmanat 85'minutes


  • 2Bignot
  • 10Hannah
  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman
  • 26McLaughlin


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Stack
  • 2Yiadom
  • 5N'Gala
  • 6Stephens
  • 28HuntBooked at 30minsSubstituted forVilla Lopezat 64'minutes
  • 11Cook
  • 14Togwell
  • 8WestonSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 46'minutes
  • 16Vilhete
  • 9AkindeBooked at 75mins
  • 10MacDonaldSubstituted forGashat 57'minutes


  • 4Saville
  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 15Villa Lopez
  • 17Muggleton
  • 40Gash
Simon Bennett

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 3, Barnet 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 3, Barnet 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Sam Togwell (Barnet).

  4. Post update

    Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Jack Mackreth tries a through ball, but Jack Mackreth is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Michael Gash (Barnet).

  10. Post update

    Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Ollie Palmer.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Grimsby Town).

  14. Post update

    Bondz N'Gala (Barnet) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Luisma (Barnet).

  17. Post update

    Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Clay replaces Scott Brown.