Two late goals continued Grimsby's Blue Square Bet Premier play-off push at the expense of AFC Telford.

The visitors almost took the lead when Steve Jones ran clear but James McKeown raced off his line to block the striker's effort.

With time running out, substitute Rob Duffy climbed to head in Liam Hearn's cross into the bottom corner.

Frankie Artus made the game safe when he stroked home from close range after good work by Andi Thanoj.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby Town joint-manager Rob Scott told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was a frustrating afternoon for everybody - players, us, fans, but we didn't play particularly well in the first half.

"They knew they needed to raise their standard and tempo and they did that in the second half.

"There were spells where Telford looked to break on us and I think that was their game plan - to try and soak it up and hit us on the break with the way that they played.

"Liam does extremely well this time as a supplier and Rob Duffy does what he's been doing when he's been coming off the bench and that is getting the goals for us."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Silk
  • 06 Garner
  • 22 Townsend
  • 32 Miller
  • 07 Coulson
  • 08 Disley
  • 11 Artus
  • 21 Thanoj
  • 10 Hearn (Hughes-Mason - 90' )
  • 39 Elding (Duffy - 76' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 15 Pearson
  • 26 I'Anson
  • 04 Church
  • 12 Duffy
  • 33 Hughes-Mason

AFC Telford United

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon (Samuels - 86' )
  • 05 Futcher Booked
  • 18 Blackburn
  • 23 Valentine
  • 04 Rodgers
  • 15 Rooney
  • 17 Jackson (Perry - 24' )
  • 28 Cain
  • 25 Sharp
  • 29 Jones Booked

Substitutes

  • 32 Robinson
  • 03 Newton
  • 12 Samuels
  • 16 Preston
  • 09 Perry
Ref: Bond
Att: 3,704

Match Stats

Shots

11 14

On target

5 5

Corners

5 9

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

93:24 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:23

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Frankie Artus, Chris Sharp makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Frankie Artus, Ben Futcher makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:16

Michael Coulson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ryan Valentine restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:20 Substitution

Substitution Kiernan Hughes-Mason is brought on as a substitute for Liam Hearn.

88:30

Assist on the goal came from Andi Thanoj.

88:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Frankie Artus - Grimsby 2 - 0 AFC Telf'd Frankie Artus gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Grimsby 2-0 AFC Telford.

87:40

Michael Coulson challenges Dwayne Samuels unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Valentine restarts play with the free kick.

87:02

Ryan Valentine delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

87:02 Booking

Booking Steve Jones booked for unsporting behaviour.

86:54 Booking

Booking Rob Duffy receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

86:40

Foul by Rob Duffy on Steve Jones, free kick awarded.

86:19

The ball is swung over by Liam Hearn, save by Ryan Young.

85:07 Substitution

Substitution Dwayne Samuels joins the action as a substitute, replacing Will Salmon.

84:52

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

83:27

Liam Hearn produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

81:58

Long range shot by Nathan Rooney goes wide right of the target.

80:53

The assist for the goal came from Liam Hearn.

80:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Rob Duffy - Grimsby 1 - 0 AFC Telf'd Rob Duffy scores a headed goal from close range. Grimsby 1-0 AFC Telford.

80:24

Effort from the edge of the area by Steve Jones goes wide of the right-hand post.

80:13

The ball is sent over by Will Salmon, Ian Miller makes a clearance.

79:32

The ball is swung over by Ryan Valentine, Ian Miller manages to make a clearance.

78:10

Centre by Ashley Cain, Scott Garner manages to make a clearance.

77:26

Centre by Nathan Rooney, Ben Futcher takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

77:10

Nathan Rooney takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Gary Silk makes a clearance.

76:54

Steve Jones takes a shot. Scott Garner gets a block in.

76:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Blackburn by Rob Duffy. Ryan Valentine takes the direct free kick.

75:46 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Elding goes off and Rob Duffy comes on.

75:17

The official flags Chris Sharp offside. Indirect free kick taken by James McKeown.

74:53

Chris Sharp delivers the ball, Scott Garner manages to make a clearance.

73:27

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Frankie Artus.

71:49

Kyle Perry takes a shot. Clearance made by James McKeown. Corner taken right-footed by Nathan Rooney from the right by-line, Close range header by Ben Futcher goes wide of the left-hand upright.

70:52

Chris Blackburn concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Coulson. Free kick taken by Craig Disley.

69:20

Centre by Michael Coulson, clearance made by Chris Blackburn.

68:10

Liam Hearn is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

67:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cain by Michael Coulson. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

66:05

Conor Townsend fouled by Nathan Rooney, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael Coulson from left wing, Ryan Valentine makes a clearance.

64:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Frankie Artus on Will Salmon. Will Salmon restarts play with the free kick.

63:37

Conor Townsend delivers the ball, Chris Sharp makes a clearance.

60:59

Liam Hearn takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young. Corner taken right-footed by Michael Coulson, save made by Ryan Young.

60:46

The ball is swung over by Anthony Elding, clearance made by Ben Futcher.

59:52

Foul by Ashley Cain on Conor Townsend, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

57:59

Centre by Conor Townsend, save made by Ryan Young.

56:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Rooney on Andi Thanoj. Conor Townsend produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

55:39

Direct free kick taken by Conor Townsend.

55:39 Booking

Booking The referee books Ben Futcher for unsporting behaviour.

55:32

Foul by Ben Futcher on Craig Disley, free kick awarded.

54:11

Anthony Elding gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Futcher. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

52:26

Anthony Elding fouled by Chris Blackburn, the ref awards a free kick. Frankie Artus takes the direct free kick.

49:59

Effort from outside the penalty box by Carl Rodgers goes wide right of the goal.

48:29

The ball is delivered by Conor Townsend, Liam Hearn takes a shot.

46:47

Anthony Elding crosses the ball, Scott Garner takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

46:25

The ball is sent over by Frankie Artus.

45:47

Anthony Elding fouled by Chris Blackburn, the ref awards a free kick. Frankie Artus restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:27 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +2:01

Conor Townsend takes a shot. Chris Blackburn gets a block in.

45:00 +0:10

Nathan Rooney takes a shot. Gary Silk gets a block in.

43:36

Ryan Valentine fouled by Craig Disley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Valentine.

42:08

Liam Hearn is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Young.

41:30

Ashley Cain takes a shot. Conor Townsend gets a block in.

38:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Miller on Kyle Perry. Nathan Rooney takes the free kick.

38:21

The ball is delivered by Conor Townsend, save made by Ryan Young.

37:51

Conor Townsend sends in a cross, clearance made by Ben Futcher.

36:45

A cross is delivered by Ryan Valentine, Ian Miller manages to make a clearance.

34:11

Nathan Rooney takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

33:20

Steve Jones fouled by Craig Disley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Valentine.

32:05

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nathan Rooney, Unfair challenge on Scott Garner by Kyle Perry results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

31:21

Corner taken by Nathan Rooney. Nathan Rooney takes a corner.

30:41

Nathan Rooney takes a shot. Ian Miller gets a block in. Nathan Rooney takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

30:10

A cross is delivered by Frankie Artus, Will Salmon makes a clearance.

29:43

Steve Jones takes a shot. Blocked by James McKeown.

29:04

Foul by Nathan Rooney on Andi Thanoj, free kick awarded. Craig Disley restarts play with the free kick.

28:48

Steve Jones takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

27:45

Unfair challenge on Frankie Artus by Kyle Perry results in a free kick. Conor Townsend restarts play with the free kick.

26:20

Centre by Will Salmon.

25:02

Liam Hearn takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Young.

23:54

Ian Miller fouled by Steve Jones, the ref awards a free kick. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.

23:33

The referee blows for offside. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

23:15 Substitution

Substitution Marlon Jackson leaves the field to be replaced by Kyle Perry.

20:50

A cross is delivered by Marlon Jackson.

17:41

The official flags Liam Hearn offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

17:01

Frankie Artus concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Cain. Will Salmon takes the direct free kick.

16:09

Conor Townsend delivers the ball, clearance made by Chris Blackburn.

15:27

Nathan Rooney takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Anthony Elding manages to make a clearance.

14:54

Ashley Cain fouled by Liam Hearn, the ref awards a free kick. Will Salmon takes the free kick.

14:15

Outswinging corner taken by Nathan Rooney, clearance made by Ian Miller.

13:11

Chris Sharp takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

11:31

Chris Blackburn challenges Liam Hearn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Frankie Artus, Ryan Young makes a save.

10:40

Liam Hearn takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken by Michael Coulson from the left by-line played to the near post, Chris Blackburn makes a clearance.

9:06

Michael Coulson produces a cross, clearance by Chris Blackburn.

7:23

Ryan Valentine challenges Michael Coulson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Frankie Artus.

6:58

Nathan Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Frankie Artus. Craig Disley takes the free kick.

6:03

Michael Coulson challenges Ashley Cain unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Valentine takes the direct free kick.

5:49

The referee blows for offside against Chris Sharp. Scott Garner takes the free kick.

5:29

Will Salmon produces a cross, Ian Miller manages to make a clearance.

5:04

The ball is delivered by Will Salmon, Michael Coulson makes a clearance.

3:18

Corner taken right-footed by Nathan Rooney from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Frankie Artus.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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