Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Colchester United 0.
Grimsby Town 1-0 Colchester United
Grimsby revived their League Two play-off hopes with victory over Colchester at Blundell Park.
Sam Jones grabbed the only goal of the game as the Mariners completed a second straight win on home turf.
Chances were few and far between in the opening stages, although the game did almost spark into life on 12 minutes.
Colchester forward Tarique Fosu took aim from 25 yards, and he had James McKeown beaten with a strike that cannoned back off the post.
At the other end - with their first real attack - the Mariners took the lead on 43 minutes when Jones bundled home from Calum Dyson's clever assist.
It was equally lifeless after the break, although Colchester went close to an equaliser when left-back Matt Briggs was denied by McKeown.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 5PearsonBooked at 52mins
- 32OsborneSubstituted forComleyat 56'minutes
- 29DysonSubstituted forVernonat 85'minutes
- 35JonesSubstituted forMaxwellat 89'minutes
- 22GarvanBooked at 71mins
- 4LapslieSubstituted forPykeat 75'minutes
- 7WrightSubstituted forVincent-Youngat 80'minutes
- 23MurrayBooked at 73mins
- 31Fosu-HenryBooked at 83mins
- Darren Drysdale
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Colchester United 0.
Attempt missed. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Chris Clements (Grimsby Town).
George Elokobi (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town).
Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Luke Maxwell replaces Sam Jones.
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Cameron James.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Vernon replaces Callum Dyson.
Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Zak Mills (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United).
Substitution, Colchester United. Kane Vincent-Young replaces Drey Wright.
Substitution, Colchester United. Rekeil Pyke replaces Tom Lapslie.
Sean Murray (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Gavin Gunning (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sean Murray (Colchester United).
Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).