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Grimsby Town 7-0 FC Halifax Town

Padraig Amond scored four times as Grimsby Town put seven past National League strugglers FC Halifax Town.

Omar Bogle tapped in the hosts' opener before Amond scored his first via a deflection off keeper Matt Glennon.

Bogle beat Glennon at his near post before producing a clever dummy to help Amond score his second of the night.

Amond and Bogle linked up for Craig Clay to score Grimsby's fifth, while Amond lobbed Glennon for his hat-trick then repeated the trick for his fourth.

Seven up again for Fax
Halifax conceded seven for the second time in four games, having lost 7-1 at home to Cheltenham in Darren Kelly's first game in charge on 3 October.

Grimsby are now unbeaten in their last 10 league matches and sit fourth in the table, six points behind leaders Forest Green.

Halifax, who have now conceded 18 goals in their four games under new boss Darren Kelly, sit 23rd with just two wins this season.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I'm struggling really to find much to complain about. I'm disappointed Andy Monkhouse has had to come off but, other than that, I don't think it could have gone much better.

"Given Halifax's form and mental state, we wanted to not give them anything to really hang on to. We got in front and then, when Andy got his injury, just for a short while, the game stuttered a little.

"Once we got the second we really pushed on and probably overall the most pleasing thing for me is the second-half performance.

"At half-time at 4-0 up you know realistically the game is won but, to keep that intensity and desire to get more goals, that's what I was asking for at half-time."

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 5Pearson
  • 16Clay
  • 26Townsend
  • 22Nsiala
  • 20Arnold
  • 8DisleySubstituted forBrownat 63'minutes
  • 11MonkhouseSubstituted forMarshallat 22'minutes
  • 9BogleSubstituted forTomlinsonat 71'minutes
  • 10Amond

Substitutes

  • 4Brown
  • 7Mackreth
  • 14Marshall
  • 23East
  • 27Tomlinson

Halifax

Formation 4-3-3

  • 27Glennon
  • 2BoltonBooked at 54mins
  • 14BrownBooked at 48mins
  • 35Wroe
  • 15Roberts
  • 37Banton
  • 36Sadlier
  • 4JamesBooked at 72mins
  • 18TutonSubstituted forMacDonaldat 46'minutes
  • 9Burrow
  • 39Hamilton

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 6Bencherif
  • 17MacDonald
  • 24Hughes
  • 38Brooks
Referee:
Ian Hussin
Attendance:
3,806

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 7, FC Halifax Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 7, FC Halifax Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Grimsby Town).

  4. Post update

    Julian Banton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Padraig Amond tries a through ball, but Padraig Amond is caught offside.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 7, FC Halifax Town 0. Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Brown.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Grimsby Town).

  10. Post update

    Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  12. Post update

    Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

  13. Post update

    Ben Tomlinson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kieran Sadlier (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Scott Brown (Grimsby Town).

  16. Post update

    Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 6, FC Halifax Town 0. Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Richard Tait.

  18. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nicky Wroe (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

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