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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:

"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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Altrincham 2, Grimsby Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Altrincham 2, Grimsby Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

  4. Post update

    Michael Rankine (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Scott Leather (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Clee (Altrincham).

  8. Post update

    Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Clee (Altrincham).

  11. Post update

    Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

  14. Post update

    Nicky Clee (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Shaun Pearson replaces Richard Tait.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  20. Substitution

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

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