Goals from Liam Hearn, Michael Coulson and Anthony Elding helped Grimsby Town comfortably beat local rivals Lincoln.

Conor Townsend's pass found an unmarked Hearn and he calmly put the Mariners ahead before Coulson doubled the lead, heading in another Townsend delivery.

Elding converted a penalty after Jean-Francois Christophe's handball but Lincoln pulled one back through Jamie Taylor's deflected 18-yard effort.

Grimsby's Emmanuel Panther was sent off in the last minute for violent conduct.

Panther was shown a straight red card when he reacted to a late challenge from Tony Sinclair.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby Town joint manager Rob Scott told BBC Radio Humberside:

"To pick three points up hot on the heels of three points away against Lincoln is an excellent afternoon's work.

"I'm pleased with the attitude of the players over the two games as it's never easy to win two games against the same team so close together.

"I'm pleased that there was a lot of fans who came out and watched us in numbers and it was pleasing to give them a result at home."

Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth told BBC Lincolnshire:

"I can't hide my disappointment at the manner of the goals we gave away. They were cheap goals and that was the deciding factor because Grimsby haven't outplayed us.

"We've given them the opportunities and they've been victorious because of poor defending and also a cameo role from the referee.

"We played some very attractive football but you can't defend like that. If we'd scored a second they may have given way but it wasn't to be, so we have to take the positives from it and cut out the silly mistakes."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 06 Garner
  • 22 Townsend
  • 32 Miller
  • 08 Disley (Thanoj - 66' )
  • 11 Artus
  • 19 Wood Booked
  • 23 Panther Dismissed
  • 07 Coulson Booked
  • 10 Hearn
  • 39 Elding

Substitutes

  • 02 Silk
  • 18 Makofo
  • 21 Thanoj
  • 25 McCartney
  • 12 Duffy

Lincoln City

  • 01 Anyon
  • 02 Hinds
  • 03 Nutter
  • 04 Williams
  • 13 Sinclair Booked
  • 08 Power
  • 27 Christophe (Smith - 77' )
  • 34 Thompson
  • 36 Sheridan (Medley - 53' )
  • 07 Taylor
  • 12 Platt (Russell - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Draper
  • 15 Russell
  • 17 Nicolau
  • 14 Smith
  • 32 Medley
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 6,672

Match Stats

Shots

14 11

On target

6 8

Corners

4 3

Fouls

14 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:29 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:35

Frankie Artus gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Sinclair. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

89:25

Tony Sinclair concedes a free kick for a foul on Emmanuel Panther. Conor Townsend takes the free kick.

89:25 Booking

Booking Tony Sinclair is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

89:11 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Emmanuel Panther a red card.

86:58

Foul by Emmanuel Panther on Alan Power, free kick awarded. Tony Sinclair delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

86:02

Jamie Taylor takes a shot. Save by James McKeown. Sam Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Garner. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.

84:48

Jamie Taylor takes a shot. James McKeown makes a save.

82:46

James McKeown takes the free kick.

82:46 Substitution

Substitution Simon Russell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Conal Platt.

82:46

Unfair challenge on Bradley Wood by Jamie Taylor results in a free kick.

81:16

Emmanuel Panther gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Power. Free kick crossed left-footed by John Nutter, clearance made by Andi Thanoj.

80:38

Conor Townsend produces a cross.

79:17

Corner taken by Michael Coulson from the left by-line, Robbie Williams manages to make a clearance.

78:25

Liam Hearn fouled by Richard Hinds, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Frankie Artus from right channel, Robbie Williams manages to make a clearance.

76:09 Substitution

Substitution Sam Smith joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jean Francois Christophe.

75:29

Frankie Artus takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Jean Francois Christophe. Michael Coulson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

74:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Power on Andi Thanoj. A cross is delivered by Conor Townsend, Michael Coulson takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.

72:45

Jean Francois Christophe challenges Conor Townsend unfairly and gives away a free kick. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

72:30

Luke Medley takes a shot. Blocked by Bradley Wood.

72:00

Luke Medley challenges Scott Garner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.

70:14

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Frankie Artus, Jean Francois Christophe makes a clearance.

69:26

A cross is delivered by Emmanuel Panther, Robbie Williams manages to make a clearance.

68:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Conal Platt on Bradley Wood. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Frankie Artus, clearance by Tony Sinclair.

67:00

Jamie Taylor has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

66:12

Short corner taken by Conal Platt.

65:11

Direct free kick taken by Alan Power.

65:11 Substitution

Substitution (Grimsby) makes a substitution, with Andi Thanoj coming on for Craig Disley.

65:11 Booking

Booking Bradley Wood goes into the book.

64:59

Handball decision goes against Bradley Wood.

64:30

Michael Coulson takes a shot. Joe Anyon makes a comfortable save.

60:20

Liam Hearn takes a shot. Save made by Joe Anyon.

59:40

Jamie Taylor takes a shot. Comfortable save by James McKeown.

59:00

The assist for the goal came from John Nutter.

59:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Taylor - Grimsby 3 - 1 Lincoln Goal scored by Jamie Taylor from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Grimsby 3-1 Lincoln City.

58:37

John Nutter decides to take the corner short.

58:27

Luke Medley takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

57:25

A cross is delivered by Bradley Wood, save by Joe Anyon.

55:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Wood on Conal Platt. John Nutter sends in a cross, Jean Francois Christophe produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

55:43

The ball is sent over by Luke Medley, Scott Garner makes a clearance.

55:22

Foul by Michael Coulson on Conal Platt, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by John Nutter.

54:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Medley on Bradley Wood. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

52:43

Centre by John Nutter, clearance made by Ian Miller.

52:13 Substitution

Substitution Luke Medley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jake Sheridan.

51:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Elding - Grimsby 3 - 0 Lincoln Anthony Elding scores a placed penalty. Grimsby 3-0 Lincoln City.

50:48

Jean Francois Christophe is penalised for a handball.

49:57

Foul by Jean Francois Christophe on Craig Disley, free kick awarded. Frankie Artus crosses the ball in from the free kick.

48:22

Anthony Elding has an effort at goal from a long way out that misses to the right of the target.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:31 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:50

Conor Townsend delivers the ball,

45:00 +1:47

The assist for the goal came from Conor Townsend.

45:00 +1:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Coulson - Grimsby 2 - 0 Lincoln Michael Coulson scores a headed goal from inside the area. Grimsby 2-0 Lincoln City.

44:22

Conor Townsend crosses the ball, Joe Anyon makes a save.

43:30

Michael Coulson takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Jake Sheridan makes a clearance.

43:18

Bradley Wood takes a shot. Save made by Joe Anyon.

42:18

Jamie Taylor produces a cross, clearance made by Scott Garner.

41:20

The ball is crossed by John Nutter.

38:48

Bradley Wood produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

37:40

Free kick crossed by Alan Power, Emmanuel Panther manages to make a clearance.

37:40 Booking

Booking Michael Coulson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

37:27

Foul by Michael Coulson on Tyrone Thompson, free kick awarded.

37:12

Tony Sinclair sends in a cross, Scott Garner makes a clearance.

35:55

Tyrone Thompson fouled by Emmanuel Panther, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.

34:08

Anthony Elding challenges Tyrone Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Nutter crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by James McKeown.

32:31

The assistant referee flags for offside against Anthony Elding. Joe Anyon takes the free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conor Townsend by Conal Platt. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.

31:51

John Nutter delivers the ball, save made by James McKeown.

30:01

Foul by Frankie Artus on Tony Sinclair, free kick awarded. Tony Sinclair takes the direct free kick.

29:29

Emmanuel Panther challenges Tyrone Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Anyon takes the direct free kick.

28:08

Craig Disley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Power. A cross is delivered by John Nutter, Header by Jamie Taylor from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

26:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Elding by Tony Sinclair. Craig Disley takes the free kick. Close range strike by Michael Coulson goes over the bar.

24:56

Conor Townsend provided the assist for the goal.

24:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Hearn - Grimsby 1 - 0 Lincoln Goal scored by Liam Hearn from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Grimsby 1-0 Lincoln City.

23:20

Foul by Alan Power on Craig Disley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

22:33

Short corner taken by Jamie Taylor.

21:48

Foul by Emmanuel Panther on Alan Power, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by John Nutter.

20:42

Michael Coulson takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

20:15

Conal Platt takes a shot. James McKeown makes a comfortable save.

18:58

Jake Sheridan takes a shot. Save made by James McKeown.

18:19

Liam Hearn is ruled offside. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.

17:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Conal Platt on Conor Townsend. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

15:54

Centre by Jamie Taylor, save by James McKeown.

13:55

Anthony Elding concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Anyon. Joe Anyon takes the direct free kick.

13:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony Sinclair on Conor Townsend. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Michael Coulson, save made by Joe Anyon.

11:34

Centre by Frankie Artus, Anthony Elding has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.

3:31

Unfair challenge on Jean Francois Christophe by Emmanuel Panther results in a free kick. Free kick taken by John Nutter.

2:19

Unfair challenge on Liam Hearn by Tyrone Thompson results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Conor Townsend from the free kick.

2:04

Bradley Wood delivers the ball, Conal Platt makes a clearance.

1:24

Craig Disley produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

1:03

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Taylor. James McKeown takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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