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Bromley 1-2 Grimsby Town

Jon-Paul Pittman
Jon-Paul Pittman has scored five goals for Grimsby this season

Jon-Paul Pittman's late strike helped promotion-chasing Grimsby Town come from behind to beat Bromley.

Nathan Arnold missed two early chances to give the Mariners the lead, before Sean Francis headed managerless Bromley in front from Paul Rodgers' cross.

On-loan striker Jon Nolan equalised for the visitors in his first start for the club, powering in from long distance.

Alex Wall fired narrowly wide for the visitors, before Pittman turned in Arnold's cross to secure the win.

Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on Bromley v Grimsby

"We fell behind in terms of games and obviously points, but I am delighted because I think that's the type of victory that the top two have managed to get.

"Without it being pretty, we managed to get the job done and defended our box well after the initial goal which set us back.

"It's very rare that you get the performances you want on a regular basis and at this time of year, because of the pitches and conditions, you have to dig deep."

Line-ups

Bromley

  • 1Julian
  • 12Rodgers
  • 6Holland
  • 15Minshull
  • 13Anderson
  • 19Francis
  • 20CoombesSubstituted forGoldbergat 90+1'minutes
  • 4Fuseini
  • 26AllassaniSubstituted forWallat 67'minutes
  • 11CunningtonSubstituted forMayat 46'minutes
  • 18EmmanuelBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 3Tumwa
  • 5Swaine
  • 9May
  • 10Goldberg
  • 17Wall

Grimsby

  • 1McKeownBooked at 90mins
  • 2Tait
  • 22Nsiala
  • 31Nolan
  • 32Horwood
  • 6Gowling
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forPearsonat 86'minutes
  • 8DisleyBooked at 76mins
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 9BogleSubstituted forPittmanat 59'minutes
  • 10Amond

Substitutes

  • 5Pearson
  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman
  • 23East
  • 28Henderson
Referee:
Nigel Lugg

Match Stats

Home TeamBromleyAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away11
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bromley 1, Grimsby Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bromley 1, Grimsby Town 2.

Booking

James McKeown (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Alex Wall (Bromley).

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Bromley. Bradley Goldberg replaces Adam Coombes.

Attempt saved. Ben May (Bromley) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Joe Anderson.

Corner, Bromley.

Corner, Bromley.

Attempt blocked. Ali Fuseini (Bromley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Shaun Pearson replaces Nathan Arnold.

Goal!

Goal! Bromley 1, Grimsby Town 2. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathan Arnold with a cross.

Booking

Moses Emmanuel (Bromley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Moses Emmanuel (Bromley).

Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town).

Alan Julian (Bromley) wins a free kick.

Foul by Adam Coombes (Bromley).

Jon Nolan (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Adam Coombes (Bromley).

Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Adam Coombes (Bromley) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Anderson with a cross.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Alex Wall (Bromley) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alex Wall (Bromley).

Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Alex Wall (Bromley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Evan Horwood (Grimsby Town).

Lee Minshull (Bromley) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

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

Attempt missed. Sean Francis (Bromley) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Coombes.

Corner, Bromley.

Foul by Ali Fuseini (Bromley).

Jon Nolan (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Bromley. Alex Wall replaces Reise Allassani.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham31209261223969
2Forest Green32215655312468
3Grimsby301610461243758
4Tranmere32158944331153
5Eastleigh3014884841750
6Woking321471155421349
7Braintree28147733211249
8Dover3014795142949
9Lincoln City33139114842648
10Gateshead30146103942-348
11Macclesfield32152154637947
12Wrexham321371254441046
13Aldershot31125143744-741
14Bromley30115145154-338
15Southport31108133141-1038
16Barrow32108144158-1738
17Chester3198143647-1135
18Guiseley30810122946-1734
19Altrincham3088142848-2032
20Halifax3079144362-1930
21Boreham Wood30610142533-828
22Welling3068162541-1626
23Kidderminster3048182948-1920
24Torquay2948173259-2720
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