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Grimsby Town 1-0 Chesterfield

Grimsby's first win in 21 games saw them take a huge step towards securing their League Two place for next season and send Chesterfield to the bottom of the table.

The Mariners' first success of 2018 - and since Michael Jolley took over the reins - leaves them seven points clear of their opponents.

Mitch Rose kept his cool, under the most intense pressure, to score a decisive penalty two minutes from time.

It was a cagey opening 45 minutes but the visitors did enjoy a late wave of pressure.

Mariners goalkeeper James McKeown denied Andy Kellett twice in quick succession, before making a smart save from leading scorer Kristian Dennis.

At the other end, the recalled JJ Hooper might have done better after turning past his man and firing straight at Aaron Ramsdale.

Upon the restart, Grimsby skipper Nathan Clarke went close with a header from six yards.

Chesterfield had forged the better opportunities before half-time, but it was a different story after the break.

Drew Talbot was penalised for handball late on, with Rose stepping up to send Ramsdale the wrong way, sparking jubilant scenes in Cleethorpes.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 31Hall-Johnson
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Collins
  • 23FoxBooked at 53mins
  • 27DembeleBooked at 68minsSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 75'minutes
  • 8RoseBooked at 88mins
  • 19Summerfield
  • 25WoolfordBooked at 55mins
  • 21VernonSubstituted forCardwellat 71'minutes
  • 9HooperSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McAllister
  • 10McSheffrey
  • 12Mills
  • 17Cardwell
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 29Matt
  • 30Killip

Chesterfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 27Barry
  • 35Nelson
  • 33Whitmore
  • 22TalbotBooked at 90mins
  • 25ReedBooked at 79mins
  • 28WeirSubstituted forO'Gradyat 81'minutes
  • 44Brown
  • 24Kellett
  • 41HinesSubstituted forMcCourtat 61'minutes
  • 9Dennis

Substitutes

  • 10O'Grady
  • 12Anyon
  • 15Rowley
  • 17Smith
  • 19Dodds
  • 20Maguire
  • 26McCourt
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
6,780

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Chesterfield 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Chesterfield 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Kellett (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Alex Whitmore (Chesterfield).

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  7. Booking

    Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Booking

    Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Chesterfield 0. Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Sid Nelson (Chesterfield) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jacob Brown.

  12. Post update

    Gary McSheffrey (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jak McCourt (Chesterfield).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town).

  15. Post update

    Bradley Barry (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Chris O'Grady replaces Robbie Weir.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town).

  18. Post update

    Bradley Barry (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Booking

    Louis Reed (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington40265967402783
2Luton422311887434480
3Wycombe412111975552074
4Exeter412261357471072
5Notts County4219131063441970
6Lincoln City401813957421567
7Coventry411981451401165
8Mansfield4116151060471363
9Swindon41196166160163
10Carlisle421613135750761
11Colchester421613135146561
12Crawley42169175359-657
13Newport401315124951-254
14Cambridge411412154455-1154
15Cheltenham421312176260251
16Stevenage411312165557-251
17Crewe42145235670-1447
18Yeovil39129185362-945
19Port Vale421013194659-1343
20Morecambe40915163851-1342
21Grimsby421011213463-2941
22Forest Green41117234870-2240
23Barnet4299243863-2536
24Chesterfield3997234169-2834
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