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Forest Green Rovers 1-0 Grimsby Town

Forest Green substitute Junior Mondal maintained Rovers' unbeaten start to the season with a second-half winner in a dogged 1-0 win over Grimsby.

Rovers made it two wins and a draw from their opening three games to bring an end to Grimsby's undefeated opening.

Earlier, first-half chances were at a premium as the game failed to raise the pulses.

On the cusp of the break, Matty Stevens played in Dom Bernard, but he skewed wide - his side's only first-half strike on goal.

Grimsby were left to rue missing a great opportunity to take a 54th-minute lead.

James Hanson's header dropped to Luke Waterfall, but his ungainly poke went wide of the mark.

The Mariners were kicking themselves on 65 minutes - Harry Davis played in Hanson, but again he dragged his shot wide.

And it was Mondal who broke the stalemate on 76 minutes - finding the bottom corner of James McKeown's net after Bernard's cross and Shawn McCoulsky's initial strike was blocked.

Grimsby failed to find their range with seven minutes to go - Hanson profligate again from a Luke Hendrie cut-back.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 13Wollacott
  • 22Godwin-Malife
  • 5Mills
  • 19McGinley
  • 23Mills
  • 7WinchesterBooked at 31mins
  • 3Bernard
  • 18DawsonSubstituted forMondalat 69'minutes
  • 14Adams
  • 9StevensSubstituted forGrubbat 45'minutes
  • 21McCoulsky

Substitutes

  • 8Grubb
  • 10Collins
  • 12Allen
  • 15Morton
  • 20Kitching
  • 24Thomas
  • 25Mondal

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 22Hewitt
  • 6Waterfall
  • 4Davis
  • 2Hendrie
  • 15CliftonSubstituted forRingat 80'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 10Whitehouse
  • 7GreenSubstituted forVernamat 80'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 20OgbuSubstituted forCookat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Gibson
  • 11Cook
  • 18Vernam
  • 19Wright
  • 21Ring
  • 23Russell
  • 25Pollock
Referee:
Leigh Doughty
Attendance:
2,152

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away20

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Udoka Godwin-Malife (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town).

Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Shawn McCoulsky (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Charles Vernam with a cross.

Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Hanson (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Sebastian Ring replaces Harry Clifton.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Charles Vernam replaces Matt Green.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Elliott Whitehouse.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Grimsby Town 0. Junior Mondal (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Matt Mills (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Hanson (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jordan Cook replaces Moses Ogbu.

Attempt blocked. Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ebou Adams.

Dominic Bernard (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Hanson (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers).

Matt Green (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Junior Mondal replaces Kevin Dawson.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury James McKeown (Grimsby Town).

Attempt missed. Kevin Dawson (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dayle Grubb.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Harry Davis.

Attempt missed. Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Green with a cross.

Foul by Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers).

Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Elliott Hewitt (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Clifton.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Matt Mills.

Attempt blocked. Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Hanson with a headed pass.

Nathan McGinley (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Green (Grimsby Town).

Hand ball by James Hanson (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Harry Davis.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32106337
2Exeter32103127
3Forest Green32103127
4Macclesfield32015236
5Plymouth32014136
6Crewe320134-16
7Bradford31204135
8Mansfield31206425
9Newport31203215
10Cambridge31202115
11Cheltenham31114224
12Crawley31115414
13Grimsby31113214
14Salford31113304
15Walsall31112204
16Leyton Orient311113-24
17Port Vale30303303
18Carlisle310246-23
19Morecambe302124-22
20Northampton301224-21
21Colchester301224-21
22Stevenage301203-31
23Scunthorpe301238-51
24Oldham300316-50
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