Jamie Vardy's stunning effort saw off Grimsby and extended Fleetwood's unbeaten league run to 21 games.

A Liam Hearn shot, that was deflected in by Fleetwood midfielder Peter Cavanagh, gave Grimsby the lead.

The Cod Army's Richard Brodie had an effort cleared off the line, but Andy Mangan made it 1-1 from the spot after Anthony Church felled Vardy.

Vardy secured the victory late on with a superb effort that flew into the top-right corner.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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

"I never really thought it was a penalty, I never had that feeling and the referee certainly delayed his decision and then to top it off apparently a few of their lads have said that it was never a penalty.

"When you hear that it's a difficult one to take.

"For me, the delay in the referee's decision made it clear that it wasn't a penalty and ultimately if that's the case he has to give a corner or a goal kick."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (3)

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 02 Beesley
  • 05 McNulty
  • 06 Pond
  • 12 Brown
  • 14 Mangan
  • 18 McGuire Booked
  • 26 Cavanagh
  • 27 Fowler (Till - 57' )
  • 19 Seddon (Brodie - 56' Booked )
  • 33 Vardy

Substitutes

  • 34 Stephenson
  • 13 Goodall
  • 11 Till
  • 09 Brodie
  • 10 Vieira

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Silk Booked
  • 15 Pearson Booked
  • 22 Townsend Booked
  • 32 Miller
  • 04 Church
  • 07 Coulson
  • 08 Disley Booked
  • 40 Soares Booked (Thanoj - 64' )
  • 10 Hearn
  • 39 Elding

Substitutes

  • 26 I'Anson
  • 19 Wood
  • 21 Thanoj
  • 12 Duffy
  • 33 Hughes-Mason
Ref: West
Att: 2,447

Match Stats

Shots

19 5

On target

13 2

Corners

9 4

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:33 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Silk on Junior Brown. Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Vardy - Fleetwood 2 - 1 Grimsby A goal is scored by Jamie Vardy from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Fleetwood Town 2-1 Grimsby.

88:54

Jamie Vardy delivers the ball, Shaun Pearson makes a clearance. Jamie Vardy takes a short corner, Header from close range by Andy Mangan misses to the right of the goal.

88:25

Jamie Vardy takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Miller.

87:11

Corner taken left-footed by Junior Brown from the right by-line, Peter Cavanagh challenges Craig Disley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shaun Pearson manages to make a clearance. Direct free kick taken by Conor Townsend.

86:49

Corner taken by Junior Brown, Nathan Pond takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Pearson.

86:33

Shaun Beeley takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

85:05

The ball is sent over by Junior Brown, Header from close in by Jamie McGuire misses to the right of the target.

84:52

The ball is crossed by Peter Till, Andi Thanoj manages to make a clearance.

82:47

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael Coulson.

82:21

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

80:15

Andi Thanoj takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie McGuire.

79:47

Conor Townsend takes the direct free kick.

79:47 Booking

Booking Booking for Jamie McGuire.

79:38

Unfair challenge on Anthony Church by Jamie McGuire results in a free kick.

78:52

A cross is delivered by Michael Coulson.

76:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Mangan - Fleetwood 1 - 1 Grimsby Penalty taken right-footed by Andy Mangan and scored. Fleetwood Town 1-1 Grimsby.

76:02 Booking

Booking The referee shows Gary Silk a yellow card.

75:23

Jamie Vardy fouled by Gary Silk, the ref awards a Penalty.

75:05

Richard Brodie takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Miller.

74:18

Foul by Steve McNulty on Michael Coulson, free kick awarded. Conor Townsend crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save made by Scott Davies.

73:00 Booking

Booking Conor Townsend receives a yellow card for time wasting.

71:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Brodie on Shaun Pearson. Free kick taken by Shaun Pearson.

70:18

Gary Silk concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie McGuire. Andy Mangan restarts play with the free kick.

69:50

Richard Brodie crosses the ball, clearance made by Anthony Church.

69:21

Anthony Elding concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve McNulty. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

68:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Mangan on Andi Thanoj. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

67:44

Jamie Vardy produces a cross, save by James McKeown.

66:24

Gary Silk concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Vardy. Andy Mangan produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by James McKeown.

65:23

Jamie Vardy crosses the ball, Richard Brodie takes a shot. Conor Townsend manages to make a clearance.

64:38

Foul by Junior Brown on Craig Disley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary Silk.

63:01 Substitution

Substitution Andi Thanoj is brought on as a substitute for Louie Soares.

62:33

Gary Silk sends in a cross.

60:26

Andy Mangan takes the direct free kick.

60:26 Booking

Booking Shaun Pearson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

60:13 Booking

Booking Craig Disley goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

60:02

Jamie Vardy fouled by Craig Disley, the ref awards a free kick.

59:11

Unfair challenge on Craig Disley by Richard Brodie results in a free kick. Conor Townsend restarts play with the free kick.

58:29 Booking

Booking Richard Brodie is given a yellow card.

57:42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Mangan from the left by-line, Ian Miller makes a clearance.

57:15

The ball is swung over by Junior Brown.

55:39 Substitution

Substitution Lee Fowler goes off and Peter Till comes on.

55:39 Substitution

Substitution (Fleetwood Town) makes a substitution, with Richard Brodie coming on for Gareth Seddon.

53:51

Gary Silk produces a cross, clearance made by Nathan Pond. Corner taken by Michael Coulson. The ball is crossed by Michael Coulson, Lee Fowler gets a block in.

52:07

Andy Mangan takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Miller.

51:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Fowler on Anthony Church. Direct free kick taken by Conor Townsend.

50:11

A cross is delivered by Gareth Seddon, clearance made by Ian Miller.

50:05

The ball is swung over by Louie Soares.

48:13

Peter Cavanagh takes a shot. Junior Brown takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Shaun Pearson. Short corner taken by Andy Mangan.

46:38

The ball is crossed by Gary Silk.

45:22

Jamie Vardy has a headed effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

45:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Hearn on Nathan Pond. Scott Davies takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:48

Shot by Peter Cavanagh. James McKeown makes a save.

45:00 +0:23

Lee Fowler takes a short corner.

43:04

Andy Mangan takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

39:18

A cross is delivered by Anthony Elding, Nathan Pond makes a clearance.

37:01

Junior Brown crosses the ball, Shaun Pearson makes a clearance.

35:26

A cross is delivered by Conor Townsend, save made by Scott Davies.

35:20

Conor Townsend sends in a cross, Nathan Pond makes a clearance.

34:35

Centre by Anthony Elding.

33:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Pearson on Jamie Vardy. Free kick crossed by Lee Fowler.

32:06

Corner taken short by Andy Mangan.

31:46

Shot by Jamie McGuire from 20 yards. Anthony Church gets a block in.

31:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Church on Shaun Beeley. Direct free kick taken by Lee Fowler.

25:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Elding on Nathan Pond. Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick.

25:05

Anthony Church has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

23:37

The ball is delivered by Andy Mangan, Close range header by Jamie Vardy goes wide of the left-hand upright.

22:00

Direct free kick taken by Steve McNulty.

22:00 Booking

Booking Booking for Louie Soares for unsporting behaviour.

21:47

Jamie Vardy fouled by Louie Soares, the ref awards a free kick.

20:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Pond on Anthony Elding. Centre by Michael Coulson, Anthony Church has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the right of the goal.

18:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Peter Cavanagh - Fleetwood 0 - 1 Grimsby Peter Cavanagh scores an own goal from 18 yards. Fleetwood Town 0-1 Grimsby.

17:35

The referee blows for offside against Anthony Elding. Shaun Beeley takes the direct free kick.

16:47

Liam Hearn is ruled offside. Lee Fowler restarts play with the free kick.

16:23

Gary Silk produces a cross, Peter Cavanagh manages to make a clearance.

15:51

Jamie Vardy takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Pearson. Peter Cavanagh crosses the ball, save by James McKeown.

14:16

Close range effort by Anthony Church goes wide of the left-hand post.

13:54

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael Coulson, Nathan Pond manages to make a clearance.

13:32

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael Coulson, clearance made by Nathan Pond.

13:15

Michael Coulson takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Silk.

11:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Seddon by Conor Townsend. Lee Fowler crosses the ball in from the free kick, Shaun Pearson makes a clearance.

9:56

Gareth Seddon takes a shot. James McKeown makes a save.

9:50

The ball is crossed by Junior Brown.

9:14

Anthony Church gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie McGuire. Steve McNulty takes the direct free kick.

8:36

Unfair challenge on Conor Townsend by Jamie Vardy results in a free kick. Michael Coulson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Scott Davies.

8:06

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

2:49

Foul by Louie Soares on Junior Brown, free kick awarded. Scott Davies takes the free kick.

0:46

Centre by Lee Fowler.

0:19

Corner taken by Lee Fowler from the right by-line to the near post, Ian Miller makes a clearance.

0:11

A cross is delivered by Jamie Vardy.

0:00

The game begins.

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