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Grimsby Town 1-0 Forest Green Rovers

Mitch Rose's first-half goal was enough to give Grimsby victory over 10-man Forest Green at Blundell Park.

The midfielder followed up on Sam Jones' missed penalty after Jack Fitzwater was sent off for the visitors.

Grimsby had the majority of the play during the first half, with Jones sending an effort over before Luke Summerfield forced Bradley Collins into a smart save.

The hosts were eventually rewarded for their efforts when Diallang Jaiyesimi was hauled down in the box by Fitzwater, leading to the defender's second yellow card after 37 minutes.

Jones saw his penalty saved by Collins, but Rose was quickest to the rebound and tucked the ball away to give the hosts a deserved lead.

Forest Green almost got themselves back into the game just after the break when Jamille Matt was forced to clear off the line from a corner.

Grimsby almost doubled their lead when Jones' header came back off a post, but they held on to their lead to record a third straight league win.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeownBooked at 90mins
  • 12Mills
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Collins
  • 2Davies
  • 20JaiyesimiSubstituted forWoolfordat 72'minutes
  • 8RoseSubstituted forHooperat 82'minutes
  • 19SummerfieldBooked at 74mins
  • 27DembeleBooked at 76mins
  • 10Jones
  • 29MattSubstituted forVernonat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dixon
  • 9Hooper
  • 14Osborne
  • 17Cardwell
  • 21Vernon
  • 25Woolford
  • 30Killip

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 33JamesSubstituted forStevensat 58'minutes
  • 21RobertsBooked at 64mins
  • 20Iacovitti
  • 16FitzwaterBooked at 37mins
  • 3Laird
  • 5Collins
  • 15CooperSubstituted forBugielat 63'minutes
  • 17Wishart
  • 10BrownSubstituted forCorreia Gomesat 58'minutes
  • 9Doidge

Substitutes

  • 11Bugiel
  • 12Simpson
  • 23Russell
  • 25Correia Gomes
  • 35Stevens
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,398

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home21
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home21
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Attempt missed. Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

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

Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Vernon replaces Jamille Matt.

Attempt missed. Jordan Stevens (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jordan Stevens.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.

Attempt missed. Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. JJ Hooper replaces Mitch Rose.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town).

Mark Roberts (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers).

Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Toni Correia Gomes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town).

Booking

Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Toni Correia Gomes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Martyn Woolford replaces Diallang Jaiyesimi.

Foul by Toni Correia Gomes (Forest Green Rovers).

Ben Davies (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town).

Attempt blocked. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

Booking

Mark Roberts (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

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3Accrington20114532221037
4Exeter2111372925436
5Wycombe219753829934
6Lincoln City219662619733
7Coventry219572114732
8Swindon2010283025532
9Mansfield218853025532
10Colchester219572924532
11Grimsby219572526-132
12Newport218763025531
13Cambridge218581725-829
14Carlisle217773130128
15Cheltenham217682829-127
16Stevenage217682631-527
17Crawley216691923-424
18Morecambe215791725-822
19Port Vale2163122131-1021
20Yeovil2155112740-1320
21Chesterfield2155112538-1320
22Crewe2162132135-1420
23Forest Green2155112340-1720
24Barnet2145122231-917
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