National League
GrimsbyGrimsby Town1DoverDover Athletic0

Padraig Amond scored an injury-time penalty against Dover Athletic to extend Grimsby Town's National League winning run to five games.

Amond netted his 17th goal of the season, following Richard Orlu's foul on Conor Townsend.

Grimsby goalkeeper James McKeown denied Ricky Modeste, one of a string of fine saves, while Andy Monkhouse and Craig Clay went close at the other end.

Amond's winner moved Grimsby above Dover into fourth spot in the table.

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"That's the best three points of the season for me today. I think some people turn up and think we're playing Dover, who are Dover? But if you look at the League table and where they are you can see that they're very difficult to play against, a threat and a good side.

"It was a real team effort and it needed to be and that was stated to the players beforehand. They did everything that was asked of them and more.

"For me we were the better team today. We were the ones looking to play. They play a certain way and that's up to them. What they have got is three lads up front that are dangerous in their own right and for large parts of the game we kept them quiet. "

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 6Gowling
  • 11MonkhouseSubstituted forMarshallat 84'minutes
  • 9BogleSubstituted forAlabiat 77'minutes
  • 8Disley
  • 10Amond
  • 16ClayBooked at 62mins
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forPearsonat 90+4'minutes
  • 22Nsiala
  • 26Townsend

Substitutes

  • 3Robertson
  • 5Pearson
  • 14Marshall
  • 28Henderson
  • 29Alabi

Dover

  • 30Rafferty
  • 16Sterling
  • 2Magri
  • 6Orlu
  • 9Miller
  • 23Payne
  • 18Parkinson
  • 17Deverdics
  • 7Modeste
  • 21ThomasSubstituted forAjalaat 70'minutes
  • 5Raggett

Substitutes

  • 1Walker
  • 10Murphy
  • 11Diallo
  • 12Ajala
  • 24Pinnock
Referee:
Michael Salisbury

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamDover
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Shaun Pearson replaces Nathan Arnold.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Dover Athletic. Toby Ajala tries a through ball, but Toby Ajala is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

  7. Post update

    Sam Magri (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Dover Athletic 0. Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

  10. Post update

    Penalty Grimsby Town. Conor Townsend draws a foul in the penalty area.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Richard Tait (Grimsby Town).

  12. Post update

    Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Marcus Marshall replaces Andy Monkhouse.

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Alabi (Grimsby Town).

  16. Post update

    Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.