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Grimsby Town 1-0 Braintree Town

Craig Disley
Craig Disley's winner lifts Grimsby to third, eight points behind leaders Bristol Rovers

Craig Disley scored the only goal as Grimsby beat visitors Braintree.

The winner came two minutes into the second half when Disley rose to meet Carl Magnay's cross and head past Nick Hamann.

Braintree's chances of salvaging a point were dashed when midfielder Chez Isaac was sent off four minutes from time for a second bookable offence.

The result allowed Grimsby to take advantage of Macclesfield's 4-0 defeat at Eastleigh to move into third.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"For me that's the best win out of the three at the end of a tough week.

"What we have to remember is the expectations that the players have to carry which Braintree don't.

"People might think that Grimsby v Braintree is not a big occasion but it's a crucial goal - look at the other results.

"We've put a little bit of pressure on Macclesfield now going above them."

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 6Magnay
  • 5Pearson
  • 22Nsiala
  • 35Robertson
  • 7Mackreth
  • 8DisleyBooked at 45mins
  • 16ClaySubstituted forBrownat 74'minutes
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forJolleyat 67'minutes
  • 18Pittman
  • 14John-LewisBooked at 45minsSubstituted forParslowat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Brown
  • 10Hannah
  • 19Parslow
  • 33Palmer
  • 34Jolley

Braintree

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 20Clerima
  • 6MasseyBooked at 81mins
  • 3Habergham
  • 26MulleySubstituted forMaybanksat 18'minutesSubstituted forPetersat 77'minutes
  • 8DavisBooked at 44mins
  • 4IsaacBooked at 86mins
  • 11Sparkes
  • 9MarksBooked at 4mins
  • 15Akinola

Substitutes

  • 16Maybanks
  • 19Pollen
  • 23Peters
  • 24Moore
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
3,339

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Braintree Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mitch Brundle with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Christian Jolley (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

  9. Post update

    Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town).

  11. Post update

    Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Danny Parslow replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Booking

    Alan Massey (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

  16. Post update

    Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town).

  18. Post update

    Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Ryan Peters replaces Joe Maybanks.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mitch Brundle with a cross.

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