Two goals from Liam Hearn helped Grimsby to a thrilling win at Alfreton.

Hearn's low shot put the Mariners ahead before Michael Coulson doubled their lead when he headed in Hearn's cross.

Nathan Arnold blasted a goal back but Hearn raced on to Andi Thanoj's pass for his second and Scott Garner tapped in Anthony Elding's cross for 4-1.

Alfreton's Matt Wilson headed home Jake Moult's pass but Robert Duffy powered in a fifth to extend Grimsby's unbeaten league run to nine matches.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby Town joint-manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Coming to Alfreton, they've been in pretty good form but if you look at the league position it doesn't tell the story of where they are.

"The conditions were difficult and in the second half it was difficult for us to get out at times so all in all I'm really pleased with the players.

"At times we ask a lot of him (Liam Hearn) but today he was outstanding."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Alfreton Town

  • 21 Day (Wilson - 46' )
  • 02 Law (Mullan - 64' )
  • 03 Franklin
  • 04 Streete
  • 05 Young
  • 25 Quinn
  • 07 Brown
  • 08 Moult
  • 11 Arnold
  • 15 Wilson Booked (Clayton - 66' )
  • 16 Jarman Booked

Substitutes

  • 06 Wilson
  • 12 Franks
  • 14 Hall
  • 19 Mullan
  • 09 Clayton

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown Booked
  • 02 Silk
  • 06 Garner Booked
  • 22 Townsend
  • 32 Miller
  • 08 Disley
  • 11 Artus
  • 21 Thanoj
  • 07 Coulson
  • 10 Hearn (Hughes-Mason - 90' )
  • 39 Elding (Duffy - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 15 Pearson
  • 18 Makofo
  • 25 McCartney
  • 12 Duffy
  • 33 Hughes-Mason
Ref: Bull
Att: 1,924

Match Stats

Shots

15 14

On target

8 11

Corners

10 5

Fouls

14 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:02

The ball is sent over by Jamie Mullan. The ball is crossed by Nathan Arnold, clearance made by Scott Garner.

90:00 +2:56

The ball is crossed by Nathan Jarman, clearance made by James McKeown.

90:00 +2:42

Jake Moult takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Scott Garner.

90:00 +2:21

Corner taken right-footed by Jake Moult from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Gary Silk.

90:00 +2:11

The ball is swung over by Paul Clayton, Conor Townsend makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:21 Substitution

Substitution Kiernan Hughes-Mason comes on in place of Liam Hearn.

89:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Rob Duffy - Alfreton 2 - 5 Grimsby A goal is scored by Rob Duffy from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 2-5 Grimsby.

89:29

Nathan Jarman delivers the ball, clearance by Scott Garner.

87:12

The ball is crossed by Nathan Arnold, Paul Clayton has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

86:25

Nathan Arnold produces a cross.

85:18

The ball is delivered by Liam Hearn, clearance made by Adam Quinn.

84:54

Centre by Nathan Jarman, save by James McKeown.

84:32

Jamie Mullan delivers the ball, Michael Coulson manages to make a clearance.

84:18

Jamie Mullan crosses the ball, clearance made by Gary Silk.

83:06

The ball is delivered by Theo Streete, save by James McKeown.

81:47

Nathan Jarman sends in a cross, Frankie Artus makes a clearance.

81:39

The assistant referee flags for offside against Liam Hearn. Indirect free kick taken by Greg Young.

81:15 Booking

Booking James McKeown receives a caution for time wasting.

80:31

Outswinging corner taken by Jake Moult from the right by-line, Header from close range by Adam Quinn misses to the right of the goal.

80:20

The ball is crossed by Theo Streete, blocked by Conor Townsend.

79:01

Rob Duffy fouled by Adam Quinn, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.

78:43

Jamie Mullan delivers the ball, save by James McKeown.

78:07

Rob Duffy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Theo Streete. Adam Quinn takes the direct free kick.

77:38

Centre by Connor Franklin, save made by James McKeown.

75:30

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Liam Hearn goes wide right of the target. Outswinging corner taken by Michael Coulson, Anton Brown makes a clearance. Corner taken by Michael Coulson, clearance made by Adam Quinn.

75:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rob Duffy by Matt Wilson. Conor Townsend takes the free kick.

73:15 Substitution

Substitution Rob Duffy is brought on as a substitute for Anthony Elding.

72:31

Jake Moult provided the assist for the goal.

72:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Wilson - Alfreton 2 - 4 Grimsby Matt Wilson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Alfreton Town 2-4 Grimsby.

72:15

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jake Moult,

69:46

Free kick taken by James McKeown.

69:46 Booking

Booking The referee shows Nathan Jarman a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

69:33

Nathan Jarman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Garner.

68:29

Adam Quinn takes a shot. Save made by James McKeown.

67:57

Gary Silk challenges Paul Clayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Moult takes the free kick.

66:56

Nathan Jarman takes a shot. James McKeown makes a save.

66:51

The ball is delivered by Jamie Mullan, Scott Garner manages to make a clearance.

66:26

The ball is crossed by Frankie Artus.

64:58

Shot on goal comes in from Frankie Artus from the free kick.

64:58 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Wilson goes off and Paul Clayton comes on.

64:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Hearn by Matt Wilson.

63:43 Substitution

Substitution Josh Law goes off and Jamie Mullan comes on.

60:43

Anthony Elding provided the assist for the goal. Nathan Arnold has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright. Outswinging corner taken by Connor Franklin from the left by-line, Gary Silk makes a clearance. Unfair challenge on Andi Thanoj by Jake Moult results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

60:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Garner - Alfreton 1 - 4 Grimsby Scott Garner grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 1-4 Grimsby.

60:19

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Coulson from the right by-line, Anthony Elding takes a shot. Save by Greg Young.

59:32

The ball is crossed by Liam Hearn, Matt Wilson makes a clearance.

58:13

Jake Moult takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

57:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against Anthony Elding. Free kick taken by Greg Young.

56:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Theo Streete on Andi Thanoj. Conor Townsend takes the direct free kick.

55:32

Foul by Anthony Elding on Adam Quinn, free kick awarded. Adam Quinn takes the free kick.

55:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Wilson on Gary Silk. Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.

54:29

Michael Coulson takes a shot. Save by Greg Young.

53:29

The ball is crossed by Anthony Wilson.

51:23

Effort on goal by Anthony Wilson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

50:44

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Greg Young.

49:53

A cross is delivered by Conor Townsend, clearance made by Adam Quinn.

48:59

Matt Wilson challenges Liam Hearn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Frankie Artus delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Nathan Jarman makes a clearance.

48:34

Liam Hearn sends in a cross, clearance made by Connor Franklin.

47:17

Nathan Jarman crosses the ball, Close range header by Nathan Arnold goes over the bar.

46:20

Inswinging corner taken by Josh Law from the left by-line, Scott Garner manages to make a clearance.

46:10

Connor Franklin sends in a cross, Scott Garner gets a block in.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Joe Day goes off and Matt Wilson comes on.

45:00 +3:05 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +2:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andi Thanoj by Anthony Wilson. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

44:41

Anthony Wilson sends in a cross, James McKeown makes a save.

44:01

Shot from just outside the box by Liam Hearn goes over the crossbar.

43:05

Liam Hearn produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

42:52

Nathan Arnold delivers the ball, Michael Coulson makes a clearance.

42:34

The ball is crossed by Nathan Arnold, clearance made by Craig Disley.

39:32

Assist by Andi Thanoj.

39:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Hearn - Alfreton 1 - 3 Grimsby Goal scored by Liam Hearn from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 1-3 Grimsby.

39:22

A cross is delivered by Nathan Jarman, Scott Garner manages to make a clearance.

38:24

James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

38:24 Booking

Booking Anthony Wilson receives a yellow card.

37:10

Josh Law crosses the ball, clearance by Michael Coulson.

35:27

Anthony Wilson challenges Scott Garner unfairly and gives away a free kick. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.

34:57

Josh Law takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Scott Garner.

34:42

Shot from outside the penalty box by Anthony Wilson goes wide right of the goal.

34:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Hearn on Adam Quinn. Joe Day takes the free kick.

32:25

Assist on the goal came from Anthony Wilson.

32:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Arnold - Alfreton 1 - 2 Grimsby A goal is scored by Nathan Arnold from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 1-2 Grimsby.

31:55

Ian Miller challenges Anthony Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Moult takes the direct free kick.

30:50

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

30:22

The referee penalises Frankie Artus for handball. Theo Streete restarts play with the free kick.

29:43

Josh Law sends in a cross, save by James McKeown.

28:34

Assist by Liam Hearn.

28:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Coulson - Alfreton 0 - 2 Grimsby Michael Coulson grabs a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 0-2 Grimsby.

28:22

The ball is swung over by Frankie Artus. Liam Hearn sends in a cross,

27:58

Josh Law challenges Frankie Artus unfairly and gives away a free kick. Conor Townsend takes the free kick.

26:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Moult by Michael Coulson. Free kick taken by Greg Young.

25:44

Effort on goal by Anthony Wilson from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

25:17

The offside flag is raised against Anthony Elding. Adam Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

25:04

The ball is swung over by Greg Young, clearance made by Scott Garner.

24:47

Inswinging corner taken by Josh Law from the left by-line, clearance made by Ian Miller.

24:40

Nathan Arnold sends in a cross, Ian Miller gets a block in.

23:41

Corner taken by Frankie Artus from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jake Moult.

23:35

A cross is delivered by Michael Coulson, clearance by Jake Moult.

22:11

Frankie Artus takes a shot. Save by Joe Day.

19:36

Liam Hearn is caught offside. Joe Day restarts play with the free kick.

17:33

Unfair challenge on Liam Hearn by Greg Young results in a free kick. Scott Garner takes the direct free kick.

17:27

The ball is delivered by Nathan Arnold, clearance made by Michael Coulson.

16:53

Corner taken left-footed by Frankie Artus to the near post, clearance by Adam Quinn.

16:45

The ball is sent over by Anthony Elding, Adam Quinn manages to make a clearance.

16:06

Free kick taken by Josh Law.

16:06 Booking

Booking Scott Garner is booked.

16:02

Unfair challenge on Anthony Wilson by Scott Garner results in a free kick.

14:47

The official flags Liam Hearn offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Day.

13:55

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Josh Law, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andi Thanoj by Jake Moult. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.

13:33

Unfair challenge on Anthony Wilson by Conor Townsend results in a free kick. Josh Law takes the free kick.

13:14

Anthony Elding takes a shot. Save by Joe Day.

10:51

Assist by Conor Townsend.

10:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Hearn - Alfreton 0 - 1 Grimsby Liam Hearn scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 0-1 Grimsby.

5:18

A cross is delivered by Theo Streete, Nathan Jarman takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

3:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Disley by Jake Moult. James McKeown takes the free kick.

1:39

Frankie Artus produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

1:12

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Josh Law.

0:56

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. James McKeown makes a save.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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