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Swindon Town 0-1 Grimsby Town

Mitch Rose's penalty provided a massive boost in Grimsby's efforts to avoid relegation from League Two and ended Swindon's play-off hopes after they were beaten at the County Ground.

The 23-year-old struck from the spot to score for the third game in a row - and his eighth of the season - to keep the visitors five points ahead of the relegation zone.

Swindon's Paul Mullin found the back of the net in the 30th minute but he had his effort disallowed after punching the ball in with his hand.

The home side did not have to wait long for another chance though and almost took the lead through Marc Richards when he rifled his shot against the crossbar.

In first-half injury time, Grimsby's Harry Cardwell was fouled by Ryan McGivern in the box, leaving Rose to drill his penalty into the bottom corner.

Swindon's best chance to equalise came in the 52nd minute when Matt Taylor played a short free-kick to Keshi Anderson, who had a teasing shot saved by James McKeown and the away side held on for maximum points.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 21Charles-Cook
  • 24Knoyle
  • 23Romanski
  • 34McGivern
  • 3Hussey
  • 30AndersonSubstituted forTwineat 72'minutes
  • 16Linganzi
  • 8DunneSubstituted forMcDermottat 56'minutes
  • 31Taylor
  • 17Richards
  • 7MullinBooked at 31minsSubstituted forBanksat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Purkiss
  • 18McDermott
  • 19Elsnik
  • 26Young
  • 27Twine
  • 28Moore
  • 29Banks

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 31Hall-JohnsonBooked at 40minsSubstituted forDaviesat 72'minutes
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Collins
  • 23Fox
  • 15Clifton
  • 19Summerfield
  • 8RoseBooked at 45mins
  • 25Woolford
  • 9HooperSubstituted forSulimanat 85'minutes
  • 17CardwellSubstituted forMattat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 10McSheffrey
  • 16Suliman
  • 27Dembele
  • 29Matt
  • 30Killip
  • 39Jackson
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
6,690

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

Foul by Amine Linganzi (Swindon Town).

Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Swindon Town).

Martyn Woolford (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Scott Twine (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Easah Suliman replaces JJ Hooper.

Attempt missed. Donal McDermott (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Donal McDermott (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Joe Romanski (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Attempt missed. Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jamille Matt replaces Harry Cardwell.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ben Davies replaces Reece Hall-Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Scott Twine replaces Keshi Anderson.

Foul by Donal McDermott (Swindon Town).

Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ryan McGivern (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

Foul by Donal McDermott (Swindon Town).

Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc Richards (Swindon Town).

Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town).

JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Chris Hussey (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

Attempt blocked. JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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1Accrington43286974413390
2Luton442412891454684
3Wycombe4422121076591778
4Exeter442381362511177
5Notts County4421131070462476
6Lincoln City4319141059441571
7Coventry432181456421471
8Mansfield4417171063491468
9Swindon44197186465-164
10Carlisle441615135952763
11Colchester441613155351261
12Cambridge431612155058-860
13Crawley441610185663-758
14Newport421415135154-357
15Stevenage441313185763-652
16Cheltenham441312196565051
17Crewe44155245873-1550
18Port Vale441114194860-1247
19Yeovil431210215671-1546
20Forest Green43137235371-1846
21Grimsby441112213765-2845
22Morecambe43917174155-1444
23Barnet441010244265-2340
24Chesterfield4398264578-3335
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