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Aldershot Town 3-4 Grimsby Town

Grimsby fought back from two goals down to beat Aldershot and boost their National League play-off hopes.

Charlie Walker's deflected free-kick put the hosts ahead, before Giorgio Rasulo's shot doubled the lead.

Grimsby then took a 3-2 lead with goals from Padraig Amond, Omar Bogle and Nathan Arnold, before Rhys Browne fired in an equaliser for Aldershot.

But Jon Nolan's cross went over Shots keeper Phil Smith and into the net to earn the Mariners all three points.

The result keeps Paul Hurst's Grimsby side third in the table, seven points above sixth-placed Braintree.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"I am just disappointed with the goals we conceded, but I thought the first-half the players showed that commitment and desire. The passing football we like to do and like to play made us score two great goals.

"In the second half we still played some good stuff and the boys still worked hard, but lapses of concentration in our box cost us.

"The players know who they are picking up in the box. Phil Smith has held his hand up for two goals and feels he could've done better, which is credit to him, but it's lapses of concentration."

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"First-half going in at 2-0 was very concerning because I asked them some questions and they were quiet.

"To drag themselves back into the game and get in front and then have the disappointment of going 3-3, but clearly there was some luck in the end with the winning goal from Jon Nolan.

"We've certainly earned some luck, we haven't had it recently and I'm hoping that's a change in that fortune. What a fantastic three points and reward for the fans that were not happy at half-time as we all weren't."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 14Beckles
  • 16GallagherBooked at 81mins
  • 3McGinty
  • 5SavilleSubstituted forRichardsat 66'minutesSubstituted forPaveyat 89'minutes
  • 17Rasulo
  • 8Stevenson
  • 15Browne
  • 23Lafayette
  • 10WalkerBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 7Hatton
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 20Pavey
  • 21McGrory

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 6GowlingBooked at 34mins
  • 31Nolan
  • 3Robertson
  • 22Nsiala
  • 20Arnold
  • 8DisleyBooked at 61mins
  • 11MonkhouseSubstituted forBogleat 46'minutes
  • 10AmondSubstituted forClayat 90'minutes
  • 35HobanSubstituted forStewartat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Pearson
  • 9Bogle
  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman
  • 36Stewart
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
1,397

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 3, Grimsby Town 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 3, Grimsby Town 4.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town).

  4. Post update

    Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town).

  6. Post update

    Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town).

  8. Post update

    Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Clay replaces Padraig Amond.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Alfie Pavey replaces Tom Richards.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Aldershot Town 3, Grimsby Town 4. Jon Nolan (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from long range on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Jon Nolan with a cross.

  12. Booking

    Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town).

  14. Post update

    Jon Nolan (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  16. Booking

    Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town).

  18. Post update

    Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jon Nolan (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham422611579295089
2Forest Green422510766382885
3Grimsby402112777393875
4Dover412281172502274
5Tranmere4219121157421569
6Braintree4119111145331268
7Eastleigh401910115849967
8Wrexham411991366462066
9Gateshead42189155161-1063
10Macclesfield411861757451260
11Bromley42178176564159
12Barrow411611145865-759
13Lincoln City421512156259357
14Woking41149186260251
15Aldershot42148204767-2050
16Southport421212184358-1548
17Chester421112195666-1045
18Torquay411111194569-2444
19Guiseley41916164062-2243
20Halifax401110195376-2343
21Boreham Wood42914193846-841
22Altrincham41913194366-2340
23Welling42811233459-2535
24Kidderminster41611244166-2529
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