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Grimsby Town 5-0 Altrincham

Andy Monkhouse netted twice as Grimsby cruised to their seventh victory in eight games against lowly Altrincham.

Monkhouse slotted home early, with Omar Bogle's header from a Nathan Arnold free-kick doubling the lead.

The Mariners scored again through Monkhouse, before Padraig Amond added a fourth and Arnold completed the dominant victory.

Grimsby stayed in third place in the National League, with Altrincham 21st, one point from safety.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It's nice to that one to bed; good victory, good for our goal difference, you never know if that could come in handy, all without playing particularly brilliant.

"In some ways I see that as a positive to still win 5-0 and not be totally happy.

"I thought we showed a lot of good intent on the ball, wanting to get on it, quicken our play.

"It was almost like there was an element of it being a little bit easy. I felt that they had some attacking players that could cause problems for us but we got the second goal and it was comfortable, don't get me wrong, but I just want us to be a little bit better on the ball and take care of it."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 6Gowling
  • 8DisleyBooked at 36mins
  • 3RobertsonSubstituted forPearsonat 22'minutes
  • 22Nsiala
  • 20Arnold
  • 16ClaySubstituted forNolanat 64'minutes
  • 11MonkhouseSubstituted forHendersonat 73'minutes
  • 9BogleBooked at 70mins
  • 10Amond

Substitutes

  • 5Pearson
  • 14Marshall
  • 18Pittman
  • 28Henderson
  • 31Nolan

Altrincham

  • 17Deasy
  • 20Sinnott
  • 4Moult
  • 8RichmanSubstituted forLawrieat 46'minutes
  • 3Griffin
  • 6LeatherBooked at 72mins
  • 26Mottley HenryBooked at 43minsSubstituted forCrowtherat 65'minutes
  • 12Heathcote
  • 15Ginnelly
  • 9RankineBooked at 52minsSubstituted forO'Keefeat 80'minutes
  • 27Margetts

Substitutes

  • 7Lawrie
  • 10Reeves
  • 14O'Keefe
  • 19Crowther
  • 23Williams
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
4,323

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away22

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 5, Altrincham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 5, Altrincham 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adam Griffin (Altrincham).

  4. Post update

    Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Scott Leather (Altrincham).

  6. Post update

    Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 5, Altrincham 0. Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Omar Bogle.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jordan Sinnott with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Richard Tait (Grimsby Town).

  14. Post update

    Josh Ginnelly (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham).

  16. Post update

    Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by James Lawrie (Altrincham).

  18. Post update

    Conor Henderson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Lawrie (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Adam Griffin (Altrincham).