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Gateshead 1-0 Grimsby Town

Danny Johnson scored the game's only goal as Gateshead ended Grimsby's nine-match unbeaten National League run.

The goal came after just three minutes when Johnson latched onto Paddy McLaughlin's header to prod the ball past Grimsby goalkeeper James McKeown.

Gateshead nearly doubled their lead early in the second half but Jon Shaw's low strike was blocked on the line.

Grimsby's Jon-Paul Pittman had chances but could not find a goal to prevent a first league defeat since October.

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"The first-half performance cost us today. We didn't start well enough and didn't do the basics well enough in the first half.

"In general I thought we were better in the second half, in all honesty it wasn't a big ask to be better and probably could have got an equaliser at some point but it didn't seem to quite drop. So I'm obviously disappointed.

"All in all there was not much in the game. I think these are the days where you have to go home whether it's with a 0-0, or if we keep it 0-0 we nick a goal and you take the three points. But first half we let ourselves down."

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Russell
  • 30Bennett
  • 5Curtis
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 29Whitmore
  • 6Clark
  • 8Ramshaw
  • 12MafutaBooked at 31minsSubstituted forChandlerat 89'minutes
  • 20Johnson
  • 9Shaw
  • 3PattisonSubstituted forHamiltonat 19'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Baxter
  • 4Chandler
  • 10Gillies
  • 25Pearson
  • 28Hamilton

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 22NsialaBooked at 45mins
  • 31Nolan
  • 23East
  • 6Gowling
  • 20Arnold
  • 8Disley
  • 11MonkhouseSubstituted forMarshallat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Bogle
  • 10AmondSubstituted forPittmanat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Marshall
  • 15Clifton
  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman
  • 28Henderson
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
2,174

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home2
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gateshead 1, Grimsby Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gateshead 1, Grimsby Town 0.

  3. Booking

    Marcus Marshall (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Marshall (Grimsby Town).

  5. Post update

    Patrick McLaughlin (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Jamie Chandler replaces Gus Mafuta.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

  10. Post update

    Danny Johnson (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon Nolan (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. CJ Hamilton (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Patrick McLaughlin (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

  18. Post update

    Jon Shaw (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Danny East (Grimsby Town).

  20. Post update

    Gus Mafuta (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

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