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Grimsby Town 1-0 Kidderminster Harriers

Grimsby extended their impressive run of form to one defeat in 18 games with victory over Kidderminster Harriers.

The first half was one of few chances as Dave Hockaday's visitors showed their defensive capabilities.

Grimsby improved after the break as Padraig Amond connected with Conor Townsend's cross, only to be denied by a save from Dean Snedker.

But the Harriers could not hold on as Townsend crossed into the box for Amond to head home the winner.

Kidderminster's defeat sees them slip to the bottom of the National League, eight points behind fourth-from-bottom Boreham Wood, while Grimsby climb to third.

Grimsby boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Conditions were very difficult, it was never going to be pretty but there's a hell of a lot of teams would swap there result for ours today.

"A clean sheet as well, half-way stage of the season now, a good points total, we're tucked in nicely and now a little break with a cup game to look forward too.

"We're not in the time of the season now were if we get a couple of injuries or a bit of illness like we've had this week. Scott Brown was ill and Danny East wasn't available today through illness but there's nothing you can do."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 22Nsiala
  • 8Disley
  • 26Townsend
  • 6Gowling
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forPittmanat 87'minutes
  • 16Clay
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 10AmondSubstituted forAlabiat 76'minutes
  • 19JonesSubstituted forBogleat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Pearson
  • 9Bogle
  • 18Pittman
  • 28Henderson
  • 29Alabi

Kidderminster

  • 13Snedker
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 5Langmead
  • 34Whitfield
  • 27Francis-Angol
  • 40Howkins
  • 25Fazlic
  • 4MaxwellSubstituted forRowe-Turnerat 75'minutes
  • 36McQuilkin
  • 33MurphySubstituted forJonesat 65'minutes
  • 9Barnes-HomerSubstituted forSinghat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 7Singh
  • 18Jones
  • 26Brown
  • 31Forsyth
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
3,894

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home4
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Kidderminster Harriers).

  4. Post update

    Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by James Alabi (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Kelvin Langmead (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Zaine Francis-Angol (Kidderminster Harriers).

  8. Post update

    Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kelvin Langmead (Kidderminster Harriers).

  10. Post update

    James Alabi (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Nathan Arnold.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

  14. Post update

    Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers).

  16. Post update

    James McKeown (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers).

  18. Post update

    Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers).

  20. Post update

    Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

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