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Just In: FT: Grimsby 3 Kidderminster 1

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 19/12/2013 19:41

Grimsby took on 3rd place Harriers at Blundell Park.

Kidderminster started brightly and had three chances in the opening 5 minutes.

The visitors took the lead after 7 minutes when Gash's speculative shot took a big deflection off Pearson and looped over McKeown.

Within 10 minutes Grimsby had a spell of pressure and a Hatton long throw was nodded on to Disley who hit the ball in the net from close range.

Grimsby were ahead ten minutes later when Neilson latched on to a loose ball in the box and smashed it past Lewis.

Both teams created chances in the remainder of an exciting first half, and Hannah should have put Grimsby 3-1 up when he latched on to a defensive mix-up by Kiddie, rounded the 'keeper but shot into the side netting from a narrow angle.

The second half started with a bang with two outrageous scoring attempts by Town. Neilson tried to chip the 'keeper than Hannah forced a save from a 40 yard shot.

Town made it 3-1 after a long spell of Kidderminster pressure when a long ball out was flicked into the path of Neilson who chipped it over the 'keeper with the outside of his boot for his second goal.

Grimsby finished strongly and Ross Hannah missed another chance in front of goal after a superb cross by Thomas just before the 90 minute mark.

Town held on comfortably to win 3-1 and go third in the table.

Grimsby: McKeown, Hatton, Pearson, McDonald, Thomas, Rodman, Disley, Kerr, Neilson, Hannah, John-Lewis

Subs: Colbeck, Cook, Bignot, Southwell, McLaughlin

Kidderminster: Lewis, Lee Vaughan, Gowling, Dunkley, Demetriou, Jackman, Fowler, Storer, Lolley, Gash, Malbon

Subs: Nathan Vaughan, Tolley, Blissett, Dance, Riis

Referee: Ben Toner (England)  Forum

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