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Southport 0-4 Grimsby Town

Josh Gowling
Defender Josh Gowling headed in Grimsby's fourth goal

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:

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Hurst on Southport v Grimsby Town

"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."

Line-ups

Southport

  • 19Viscosi
  • 2ChallonerSubstituted forAllenat 46'minutes
  • 20Davies
  • 8Wright
  • 9StocktonSubstituted forCameronat 83'minutes
  • 17Almond
  • 5Thompson
  • 18Jones
  • 16RutherfordSubstituted forJoyceat 58'minutes
  • 4Nolan
  • 11JonesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Coughlin
  • 3Beesley
  • 7Allen
  • 14Joyce
  • 23Cameron

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 23East
  • 3Robertson
  • 11MonkhouseSubstituted forMarshallat 70'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 6Gowling
  • 5Pearson
  • 7MackrethSubstituted forTaitat 77'minutes
  • 8Disley
  • 16Clay
  • 18PittmanBooked at 31minsSubstituted forBogleat 63'minutes
  • 27TomlinsonBooked at 44mins

Substitutes

  • 2Tait
  • 9Bogle
  • 10Amond
  • 14Marshall
  • 22Nsiala
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
1,320

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 0, Grimsby Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 0, Grimsby Town 4.

Dismissal

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

Substitution, Southport. Courtney Cameron replaces Cole Stockton.

Booking

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

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Richard Tait replaces Jack Mackreth.

Attempt missed. Gary Jones (Southport) left footed shot from the left side of the box.

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Gary Jones.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

Gary Jones (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Marcus Marshall replaces Andy Monkhouse.

Attempt missed. Gary Jones (Southport) right footed shot is too high. Assisted by Louis Almond with a cross.

Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

Jamie Allen (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Omar Bogle replaces Jon-Paul Pittman.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Ben Tomlinson tries a through ball, but Ben Tomlinson is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Charlie Joyce (Southport).

Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Charlie Joyce replaces Paul Rutherford.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Ben Tomlinson tries a through ball, but Ben Tomlinson is caught offside.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Ben Tomlinson tries a through ball, but Ben Tomlinson is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Louis Almond (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Southport.

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