Match ends, Southport 0, Grimsby Town 4.
Grimsby made it six games unbeaten as they thrashed struggling Southport.
The game was over as a contest by half-time, and defeat leaves Southport without a win in six games.
Craig Clay opened the scoring with a stunning strike, finding the top corner from 25 yards, before Craig Disley headed in from close range.
Jon-Paul Pittman made it three before Josh Gowling headed in to complete the rout, while Gary Jones was sent off to pile on the misery for Southport.
Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:
"Four-nil away from home against a team that had shown quite a bit of improvement and only one loss in six, the same as ourselves, and from what I had heard and having had them watched. We played well.
"To come away with the three points as comfortably as we did is a good afternoon.
"I was pleased that we got the four goals so quickly I think that just killed them off mentally as much as anything in terms of any thoughts of a comeback at all, and then we got in some good areas."
- 2ChallonerSubstituted forAllenat 46'minutes
- 9StocktonSubstituted forCameronat 83'minutes
- 16RutherfordSubstituted forJoyceat 58'minutes
- 11JonesBooked at 90mins
- 11MonkhouseSubstituted forMarshallat 70'minutesBooked at 83mins
- 7MackrethSubstituted forTaitat 77'minutes
- 18PittmanBooked at 31minsSubstituted forBogleat 63'minutes
- 27TomlinsonBooked at 44mins
- Ryan Johnson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southport 0, Grimsby Town 4.
Gary Jones (Southport) is shown the red card for violent conduct.
Foul by Gary Jones (Southport).
Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Grimsby Town).
Louis Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Substitution, Southport. Courtney Cameron replaces Cole Stockton.
Marcus Marshall (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Marcus Marshall (Grimsby Town).
Andrai Jones (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Louis Almond (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).
Andrew Wright (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Louis Almond (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).
Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Richard Tait replaces Jack Mackreth.