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Grimsby Town 3-1 Aldershot Town

Ross Hannah scored two goals in three minutes as Grimsby Town earned a comfortable win over Aldershot.

Hannah latched on to Craig Disley's through ball and lifted the ball over Phil Smith to put the Mariners ahead.

The striker lobbed Smith for his second shortly after, and Jon-Paul Pittman extended the lead to three by firing in from 12 yards out after the break.

Jordan Roberts's powerful free-kick cut the deficit late on, but the Shots were unable to threaten Grimsby thereafter.

The home side were already assured of a play-off spot before the game, and will now face Eastleigh for a place in the play-off final.

Aldershot Town caretaker boss Chris Barker told BBC Surrey:

"I thought we were very disappointing today and it's no excuse it was a long journey because you have them everywhere else but you have to give Grimsby credit.

"Overall I'm not going to be too hard tonight. The four months I've had have been fantastic, we got ourselves out of trouble.

"I want to push the club on and I don't want to face another relegation battle."

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Bignot
  • 22NsialaSubstituted forSunterat 75'minutes
  • 4Brown
  • 36GowlingBooked at 70mins
  • 19Parslow
  • 37Chapell
  • 8Disley
  • 7MackrethSubstituted forClayat 81'minutes
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 65'minutes
  • 10Hannah

Substitutes

  • 14John-Lewis
  • 16Clay
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 33Palmer
  • 38Sunter

Aldershot

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Smith
  • 16Richards
  • 5WilsonSubstituted forStevensonat 72'minutes
  • 22Alexander
  • 6BarkerBooked at 26mins
  • 3McGinty
  • 7Hatton
  • 14Roberts
  • 8MolesleyBooked at 24mins
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forJarvisat 82'minutes
  • 21McCollinSubstituted forRasuloat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Thomas
  • 15Rasulo
  • 17Jarvis
  • 19Stevenson
  • 24Welch
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
3,364

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home13
Away13
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 3, Aldershot Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 3, Aldershot Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 3, Aldershot Town 1. Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Jarvis (Aldershot Town).

  9. Post update

    Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Ryan Jarvis replaces Brett Williams.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Clay replaces Jack Mackreth.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Joshua Sunter replaces Aristote Nsiala.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

  16. Post update

    Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jim Stevenson replaces Glenn Wilson.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  20. Booking

    Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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