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Forest Green Rovers 0-3 Grimsby Town

JJ Hooper's second-half hat-trick handed Grimsby a comfortable victory at Forest Green on the final day of the League Two season.

Hooper broke the deadlock on 51 minutes when he stretched to touch the ball over the line.

He grabbed his second on 83 minutes with a sumptuous angled strike and six minutes later completed his treble with a powerful finish from 25 yards.

Grimsby, who have gone unbeaten in their final five games of the season, finish the season in 18th place while Forest Green have ended up 21st in the table.

Forest Green created the better first-half chances but found Grimsby keeper James McKeown in fine form as he denied 25-goal striker Christian Doidge, a Scott Laird free-kick and a Charlie Cooper header.

Referee Seb Stockbridge hobbled off to be replaced by fourth official Adam Bromley with 20 minutes to go.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 5Collins
  • 32Hollis
  • 20Rawson
  • 3Laird
  • 16GunningBooked at 19mins
  • 15Cooper
  • 34OsbourneSubstituted forGrubbat 60'minutes
  • 10BrownSubstituted forBrayat 60'minutes
  • 26ReidSubstituted forCampbellat 71'minutes
  • 9Doidge

Substitutes

  • 8Grubb
  • 12Simpson
  • 17Wishart
  • 25Campbell
  • 27Anderson
  • 30Belford
  • 31Bray

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 31Hall-JohnsonSubstituted forDaviesat 63'minutes
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Collins
  • 23FoxBooked at 67mins
  • 15Clifton
  • 8RoseSubstituted forBerrettat 88'minutes
  • 9Hooper
  • 19Summerfield
  • 25Woolford
  • 17CardwellSubstituted forMattat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 7Berrett
  • 11Kelly
  • 14Osborne
  • 29Matt
  • 30Killip
  • 39Jackson
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,880

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Grimsby Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Grimsby Town 3.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 0, Grimsby Town 3. JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. James Berrett replaces Mitch Rose.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 0, Grimsby Town 2. JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Mitch Rose.

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

Alex Bray (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town).

Attempt saved. Tahvon Campbell (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jamille Matt replaces Harry Cardwell.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Tahvon Campbell replaces Reuben Reid.

Booking

Andrew Fox (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Bray (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Fox (Grimsby Town).

Martyn Woolford (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers).

Haydn Hollis (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Dayle Grubb replaces Isaiah Osbourne.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Alex Bray replaces Reece Brown.

Attempt saved. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 0, Grimsby Town 1. JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathan Clarke with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Forest Green Rovers).

Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 0, Grimsby Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Grimsby Town 0.

Attempt missed. Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Reece Hall-Johnson.

Attempt missed. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Andrew Fox.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington462961176463093
2Luton462513894464888
3Wycombe4624121079601984
4Exeter462481464541080
5Notts County4621141171482377
6Coventry462291564471775
7Lincoln City4620151164481675
8Mansfield4618181067521572
9Swindon46208186765268
10Carlisle461716136254867
11Newport461616145658-264
12Cambridge461713165660-464
13Colchester461614165352162
14Crawley461611195866-859
15Crewe46175246275-1356
16Stevenage461413196065-555
17Cheltenham461312216773-651
18Grimsby461312214266-2451
19Yeovil461212225975-1648
20Port Vale461114214967-1847
21Forest Green46138255477-2347
22Morecambe46919184156-1546
23Barnet461210244665-1946
24Chesterfield46108284783-3638
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