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Altrincham 2-1 Grimsby Town

Striker George Bowerman scored twice to help Altrincham seal all three points against Grimsby Town in the National League.

The Robins took an early lead when Bowerman pounced following a goalmouth scramble to fire the ball home.

Grimsby restored parity when Omar Bogle scored in his third consecutive game with a powerful near-post shot.

But Bowerman grabbed his second when he beat the Grimsby back line to coolly poke the ball home from close range.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Town boss Paul Hurst reacts to Grimsby defeat

"I think we've let ourselves down a little bit tonight.

"We showed that we were capable of being the better team. I think when we watch it back we will realise we gave them the game with a mistake and a very dubious first goal.

"There's been some harsh words in the dressing room afterwards."

Line-ups

Altrincham

  • 1Coburn
  • 2Densmore
  • 16MarshallSubstituted forReevesat 87'minutes
  • 4Moult
  • 3Griffin
  • 6Leather
  • 20SinnottSubstituted forO'Keefeat 73'minutes
  • 8Richman
  • 7Lawrie
  • 9Rankine
  • 18BowermanSubstituted forCleeat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Reeves
  • 11Clee
  • 14O'Keefe
  • 15Griffith
  • 17Deasy

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2TaitSubstituted forPearsonat 90'minutes
  • 22NsialaBooked at 90mins
  • 8Disley
  • 23East
  • 6GowlingBooked at 69mins
  • 20Arnold
  • 16Clay
  • 11MonkhouseSubstituted forMackrethat 69'minutes
  • 9Bogle
  • 10Amond

Substitutes

  • 3Robertson
  • 5Pearson
  • 7Mackreth
  • 15Clifton
  • 17Venney
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
1,680

Match Stats

Home TeamAltrinchamAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Altrincham 2, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Altrincham 2, Grimsby Town 1.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Michael Rankine (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

Scott Leather (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nicky Clee (Altrincham).

Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Nicky Clee (Altrincham).

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Nicky Clee (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. James Lawrie (Altrincham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Shaun Pearson replaces Richard Tait.

Corner, Altrincham.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Damian Reeves replaces Tom Marshall because of an injury.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Padraig Amond tries a through ball, but Padraig Amond is caught offside.

Foul by Nicky Clee (Altrincham).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Michael Rankine (Altrincham).

Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. James Lawrie (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Altrincham.

Attempt blocked. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Josh O'Keefe replaces Jordan Sinnott.

Attempt missed. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Andy Monkhouse.

Booking

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

Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

Michael Rankine (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Lawrie (Altrincham).

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Nicky Clee replaces George Bowerman.

Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

Stuart Coburn (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

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