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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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 0, Grimsby Town 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 0, Grimsby Town 4.

  3. Dismissal

    Gary Jones (Southport) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Gary Jones (Southport).

  5. Post update

    Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Grimsby Town).

  7. Post update

    Louis Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Courtney Cameron replaces Cole Stockton.

  11. Booking

    Marcus Marshall (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Marshall (Grimsby Town).

  13. Post update

    Andrai Jones (Southport) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Louis Almond (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

  16. Post update

    Andrew Wright (Southport) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

  19. Post update

    Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Richard Tait replaces Jack Mackreth.

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