National League
NuneatonNuneaton Borough0GrimsbyGrimsby Town2
Ross Hannah
Ross Hannah has scored three goals this season

Grimsby kept up their Conference promotion push with a comfortable win over struggling Nuneaton.

Jon-Paul Pittman came closest for the Mariners in the first half but his long-range effort hit the crossbar.

Pittman pounced on a rebound to open the scoring before Ross Hannah secured the points late on when he latched onto Aristote Nsiala's knock-down.

Grimsby extend their unbeaten away run to 10 league matches, while Nuneaton have lost their last three.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was a great result on the back of Wednesday night when the lads put in one hell of a shift. Extra-time is bad enough, but with 10 men, so the lads that have certainly played all that game and 90 minutes today, that's a big credit to them.

"I don't care what position they are in the league, it's never easy. But, you have to do your job when you turn up so delighted that we managed to get the win.

"When you're playing against a team like Nuneaton it doesn't matter if you've looked the better team, if they get something to hold on to your task becomes far more difficult. "

Line-ups

Nuneaton

  • 1Dibble
  • 17Smith
  • 5Dean
  • 11StreeteBooked at 15minsSubstituted forCowanat 87'minutes
  • 3Franklin
  • 28Sodje
  • 18Brown
  • 26FowlerSubstituted forNardielloat 76'minutes
  • 16MafutaBooked at 72mins
  • 8Ogleby
  • 10Brown

Substitutes

  • 4Cowan
  • 6Walker
  • 21Quinn
  • 25Nardiello
  • 29Charles

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 19Parslow
  • 5Pearson
  • 22Nsiala
  • 6Magnay
  • 7Mackreth
  • 8Disley
  • 16Clay
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 74'minutes
  • 33PalmerSubstituted forWatsonat 90'minutes
  • 18PittmanBooked at 54minsSubstituted forHannahat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 10Hannah
  • 24Walker
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 31Watson
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
989

Match Stats

Home TeamNuneatonAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Grimsby Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Grimsby Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Smith (Nuneaton Town).

  4. Post update

    Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Hamish Watson replaces Ollie Palmer.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Nuneaton Town 0, Grimsby Town 2. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aristote Nsiala with a headed pass.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Gavin Cowan replaces Theo Streete.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Jack Nardiello replaces Lee Fowler.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Anton Brown (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Nathan Arnold.

  15. Booking

    Gus Mafuta (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town).

  17. Post update

    Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town).

  19. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gus Mafuta (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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