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Grimsby Town 1-0 Wrexham

Craig Disley celebrates
Craig Disley joined Grimsby from Shrewsbury in 2009

Craig Disley struck early on to boost Grimsby's promotions hopes, denting Wrexham's in the process.

It was the hosts' fourth win in five National League games as they consigned Wrexham to a first defeat in nine.

Disley's drive amid sloppy Wrexham defending from Nathan Arnold's assist gave them Paul Hurst's men the lead at the break.

The hosts went on to deny Gary Mills' side's increasingly desperate attempts to equalise.

The Mariners went close to adding a second when Rob Evans had to hack another Disley shot off the line and Patrick Hoban headed against the crossbar.

Wrexham's best chance was an overhead effort from Connor Jennings, which was cleared off the line by Evan Horwood.

Grimsby boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"As I said, going into the game they were the form team and hadn't conceded a goal in the last six. We managed to put that to bed pretty early. Overall I think it's a deserved win.

"I thought we played very well first half. I think that's the best we've played for a very long time and I said that to the players.

"Training hasn't been great in truth on Thursday and Friday. When it mattered the players produced a performance which we've been asking from them."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2TaitBooked at 46mins
  • 6Gowling
  • 8Disley
  • 32Horwood
  • 22Nsiala
  • 20Arnold
  • 16ClayBooked at 90mins
  • 31Nolan
  • 10AmondSubstituted forBogleat 80'minutes
  • 35HobanBooked at 89minsSubstituted forPearsonat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Robertson
  • 5Pearson
  • 9Bogle
  • 34Jennings
  • 36Stewart

Wrexham

  • 30Taylor
  • 12CarringtonSubstituted forVidalat 65'minutes
  • 4Smith
  • 6Fyfield
  • 3Newton
  • 5Hudson
  • 23Heslop
  • 15EvansSubstituted forBeckat 78'minutes
  • 7FowlerSubstituted forYorkat 46'minutes
  • 10JenningsBooked at 45mins
  • 14Jackson

Substitutes

  • 2Vidal
  • 9Gray
  • 11Moke
  • 16York
  • 25Beck
Referee:
Wayne Barratt

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home19
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Wrexham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Wrexham 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kayden Jackson (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Connor Jennings (Wrexham).

  6. Post update

    Jon Nolan (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Shaun Pearson replaces Pat Hoban.

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

  10. Post update

    Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  11. Booking

    Pat Hoban (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Connor Jennings (Wrexham).

  13. Post update

    Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Connor Jennings (Wrexham).

  16. Post update

    Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Omar Bogle replaces Padraig Amond.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Mark Beck replaces Rob Evans.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pat Hoban (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Craig Clay with a cross.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham402511475264986
2Forest Green40258764362883
3Grimsby372012571314072
4Dover382081069462368
5Braintree381911843261768
6Tranmere4018121054401466
7Eastleigh38189115648863
8Wrexham391881364451962
9Gateshead40188144958-962
10Lincoln City401511146156556
11Bromley40167176162-155
12Macclesfield39166175243954
13Woking39148175956350
14Barrow381311145164-1350
15Aldershot39138184261-1947
16Southport401210184055-1546
17Chester391110185159-843
18Guiseley39914163658-2241
19Halifax371010174969-2040
20Altrincham38911184062-2238
21Torquay38911184167-2638
22Boreham Wood39813183141-1037
23Welling40611233057-2729
24Kidderminster39610234063-2328
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