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Grimsby Town 4-1 Barrow

Andy Monkhouse
Former Hartlepool man Andy Monkhouse joined Grimsby in the summer after beating them in the Conference play-off final with Bristol Rovers

Andy Monkhouse scored twice as Grimsby cruised to victory over newly-promoted Barrow at Blundell Park.

The summer signing headed the Mariners in front early on before Omar Bogle doubled the lead for last season's beaten play-off finalists.

Monkhouse netted his second, and third in two games, as he fired into the net after Barrow failed to clear.

Aristote Nsiala got the fourth from close range before Elliot Newby's neat stoppage-time consolation goal.

Grimsby Town boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on Grimsby v Barrow

"I thought we started the game extremely well and you don't always get it but tonight we got a goal and kicked on from there. I was just disappointed to concede at the end.

"We spoke yesterday about how deep we were on Saturday and I think we took that on board for large parts of the game and made it very difficult for Andy Cook playing that lone striker role.

"It still took us a little bit to get going again and then we had another good spell where we put the game out of sight and then it's just having that pride and discipline. "

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 6Gowling
  • 8Disley
  • 23East
  • 22Nsiala
  • 20Arnold
  • 16ClaySubstituted forVenneyat 84'minutes
  • 11MonkhouseBooked at 19mins
  • 9Bogle
  • 10AmondSubstituted forMackrethat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Robertson
  • 5Pearson
  • 7Mackreth
  • 15Clifton
  • 17Venney

Barrow

  • 12Dixon
  • 2Cowperthwaite
  • 5Livesey
  • 16Fofana
  • 3Ashton
  • 6Grand
  • 7Haworth
  • 15MellorBooked at 32minsSubstituted forWalkerat 60'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 23SymingtonSubstituted forNewbyat 85'minutes
  • 8Harvey
  • 10Cook

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 9Walker
  • 17Williams
  • 18Grimes
  • 20Newby
Referee:
Stephen Ross
Attendance:
5,047

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 4, Barrow 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 4, Barrow 1.

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town).

Neil Ashton (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 4, Barrow 1. Elliot Newby (Barrow) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town).

Neil Ashton (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

Andy Cook (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Elliot Newby replaces David Symington.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Josh Venney replaces Craig Clay.

Booking

Jason Walker (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jason Walker (Barrow).

Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Alex-Ray Harvey (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved.

Foul by Danny Livesey (Barrow).

Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Richard Tait tries a through ball, but Richard Tait is caught offside.

Foul by Jason Walker (Barrow).

Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Jason Walker (Barrow) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt blocked. David Symington (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Andy Cook (Barrow).

Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Andy Cook (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Padraig Amond.

Offside, Barrow. Jason Walker tries a through ball, but Jason Walker is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 4, Barrow 0. Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Andy Cook (Barrow).

Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Omar Bogle tries a through ball, but Omar Bogle is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Jason Walker replaces David Mellor.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 3, Barrow 0. Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Foul by Andy Cook (Barrow).

James McKeown (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

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