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Grimsby Town 0-2 Macclesfield Town

Kristian Dennis scored twice to seal victory for Macclesfield at Grimsby in the National League.

Dennis tapped in from close range in first-half stoppage time to give the travelling side the lead.

He made it 2-0 in the 68th minute, curling the ball into the corner of the net delightfully from outside the box.

Nathan Arnold had a chance to get the Mariners back in it, but he fizzed over from close range as the Silkmen move from 21st up to 16th in the table.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst talking to BBC Radio Humberside:

"Well it's a defeat at home which you particularly don't want. It's frustrating on one hand in respect that I thought we started the game well, we're on top but the goal at half-time changes things, but we still had 45 minutes for us to try and put that right.

"Start of the second-half we were ok but the second goal makes it extremely difficult. It's a great finish from the lad to be fair to him. After that we huffed and puffed but still had chances really. I think we missed a lot of chances today.

"It's very easy to think new players is the answer. I've still got belief in that group of players and some people might think that that's misguided, but a lot of them are still good players."

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 2TaitSubstituted forPittmanat 74'minutes
  • 5Pearson
  • 16Clay
  • 3Robertson
  • 22Nsiala
  • 7Mackreth
  • 25RobinsonSubstituted forDisleyat 80'minutes
  • 14MarshallSubstituted forArnoldat 61'minutes
  • 9Bogle
  • 10Amond

Substitutes

  • 8Disley
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 18Pittman
  • 20Arnold
  • 23East

Macclesfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Jalal
  • 2HallsBooked at 42mins
  • 4ByrneBooked at 32mins
  • 8Lewis
  • 15Diagne
  • 5Pilkington
  • 6Turnbull
  • 9Holroyd
  • 11RoweSubstituted forWhiteheadat 90+2'minutes
  • 14Dennis
  • 23Whitaker

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 7Bailey-Jones
  • 12Cowan
  • 18Whitehead
  • 19Marsden
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
4,251

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away11
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Nathan Arnold.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny Whitehead replaces Danny M. Rowe.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town).

  7. Post update

    Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Mackreth with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

  11. Post update

    Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Jack Mackreth with a cross.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Disley replaces Matt Robinson.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tony Diagne (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Danny M. Rowe with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town).

  16. Post update

    George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town).

  18. Post update

    Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Richard Tait.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.