Shaun Pearson's brace helped Grimsby leapfrog Gateshead in the Blue Square Bet Premier table.

Pearson nodded Frankie Artus's corner past visiting keeper Paul Farman and nearly added a second, only for Sam Rents to clear his effort off the line.

He was not to be denied after the break, when he turned in the rebound after his header, again from an Artus corner, was blocked on the line.

The Mariners climbed to eighth place, with Gateshead falling to 10th.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Silk
  • 15 Pearson Booked
  • 22 Townsend
  • 32 Miller
  • 04 Church (Thanoj - 74' )
  • 08 Disley
  • 11 Artus
  • 07 Coulson
  • 10 Hearn
  • 33 Hughes-Mason (Winn - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 26 I'Anson
  • 21 Thanoj
  • 40 Soares
  • 12 Duffy
  • 36 Winn

Gateshead

  • 13 Farman
  • 03 Rents Booked
  • 06 Clark
  • 14 Baxter
  • 25 Dummett
  • 04 Gate
  • 11 Cummins (Marwood - 61' )
  • 16 Gillies (Odubade - 61' )
  • 21 Chandler
  • 24 O'Brien (Moore - 81' )
  • 09 Shaw

Substitutes

  • 01 Deasy
  • 02 Anaclet
  • 17 Marwood
  • 10 Odubade
  • 19 Moore
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 2,938

Match Stats

Shots

20 8

On target

11 7

Corners

9 6

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:03 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:26

Frankie Artus crosses the ball, save made by Paul Farman.

90:00 +0:32

Liam Hearn is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.

88:23

Kris Gate takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

87:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Pearson on Jon Shaw. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Sam Rents.

81:45

Jamie Chandler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andi Thanoj. Frankie Artus produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

81:37

Peter Winn takes a shot. Paul Dummett gets a block in.

80:48 Substitution

Substitution Chris Moore joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alan O'Brien.

80:06

Effort from 35 yards by Peter Winn went wide right of the goal.

79:44

Yemi Odubade takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Miller.

79:15

Peter Winn takes a shot.

78:52

The ball is crossed by Liam Hearn, Andi Thanoj takes a shot. Paul Farman makes a save.

76:00

Liam Hearn takes a shot. Save made by Paul Farman.

74:35

Liam Hearn takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

73:44 Substitution

Substitution Andi Thanoj joins the action as a substitute, replacing Anthony Church.

73:27

Michael Coulson takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

72:09

Corner taken by Michael Coulson from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Shaun Pearson misses to the right of the target.

71:57

Liam Hearn takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Clark.

71:38 Substitution

Substitution Peter Winn on for Kiernan Hughes-Mason.

71:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan O'Brien by Craig Disley. Free kick taken by Yemi Odubade.

70:34

Yemi Odubade takes a shot. Save by James McKeown. Corner taken by James Marwood from the left by-line, clearance made by Ian Miller.

69:49

Jamie Chandler takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Pearson.

69:30

Inswinging corner taken by James Marwood from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Craig Disley.

69:22

The ball is crossed by Alan O'Brien, Frankie Artus makes a clearance.

68:24

Ben Clark fouled by Craig Disley, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Clark takes the free kick.

67:43

Ben Clark takes a shot. Craig Disley gets a block in.

66:35

Michael Coulson takes a shot. Save by Paul Farman.

65:32

Ian Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Shaw. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jamie Chandler.

63:40

The official flags Liam Hearn offside. Ben Clark takes the free kick.

63:01

Craig Baxter crosses the ball, save by James McKeown.

61:13

Jon Shaw concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Miller. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

60:55 Substitution

Substitution James Marwood is brought on as a substitute for Micky Cummins.

60:38 Substitution

Substitution Yemi Odubade on for Josh Gillies.

58:11

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Paul Farman.

57:22

Jamie Chandler fouled by Anthony Church, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Chandler takes the direct free kick.

55:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Pearson - Grimsby 2 - 0 Gateshead Shaun Pearson gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Grimsby 2-0 Gateshead.

54:48

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Frankie Artus from the right by-line to the near post,

54:29

Inswinging corner taken by Michael Coulson, Ben Clark makes a clearance.

54:00

Corner taken by Michael Coulson from the left by-line to the near post, Ben Clark makes a clearance.

53:38

Craig Baxter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frankie Artus. Craig Disley takes the free kick.

51:55

Josh Gillies takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Frankie Artus.

51:14

Corner taken by Josh Gillies played to the near post, Jon Shaw takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Miller.

50:35

Michael Coulson delivers the ball.

50:11

Unfair challenge on Jamie Chandler by Kiernan Hughes-Mason results in a free kick. Craig Baxter takes the free kick.

47:55

The ball is crossed by Gary Silk.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +3:30 Half time

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

45:00 +3:15

Effort on goal by Liam Hearn from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

45:00 +2:40

Craig Disley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Chandler. Alan O'Brien takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:19

Jamie Chandler is adjudged to have handled the ball. Conor Townsend produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

40:55

Craig Baxter crosses the ball, James McKeown makes a save.

40:00

Frankie Artus produces a cross, Michael Coulson takes a shot. Save made by Paul Farman.

39:02

The ball is crossed by Gary Silk, save by Paul Farman.

36:30

Unfair challenge on Anthony Church by Kris Gate results in a free kick. James McKeown takes the free kick.

34:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Baxter by Liam Hearn. Direct free kick taken by Paul Farman.

32:22

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

31:00

The ball is crossed by Frankie Artus, save by Paul Farman.

30:08

Kiernan Hughes-Mason produces a cross, save by Paul Farman.

27:58

The ball is delivered by Conor Townsend.

27:05

Conor Townsend concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Baxter. Direct free kick taken by Josh Gillies.

26:46

Kiernan Hughes-Mason takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Farman.

25:56

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Coulson from the left by-line, Shaun Pearson takes a shot. Clearance by Sam Rents.

25:19

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary Silk from right channel, clearance made by Micky Cummins.

25:19 Booking

Booking Sam Rents goes into the book.

25:10

Sam Rents concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Disley.

23:06

Corner taken by Josh Gillies from the left by-line, Shaun Pearson manages to make a clearance.

22:53

Josh Gillies takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Disley.

19:33

Frankie Artus takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

16:31

Josh Gillies takes the free kick.

16:31 Booking

Booking Shaun Pearson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

16:15

Shaun Pearson challenges Jon Shaw unfairly and gives away a free kick.

15:02

Assist by Frankie Artus.

15:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Pearson - Grimsby 1 - 0 Gateshead Shaun Pearson scores a headed goal from close in. Grimsby 1-0 Gateshead.

14:38

Inswinging corner taken by Frankie Artus from the right by-line played to the near post,

14:02

Unfair challenge on Frankie Artus by Jamie Chandler results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Conor Townsend.

13:01

Centre by Craig Baxter.

12:08

Foul by Craig Disley on Micky Cummins, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Farman.

9:32

Sam Rents produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the box by Jon Shaw misses to the right of the target.

8:50

A cross is delivered by Liam Hearn, Paul Farman makes a save.

8:17

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Coulson to the near post, Kris Gate manages to make a clearance.

7:46

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Frankie Artus, clearance made by Ben Clark.

6:49

Kiernan Hughes-Mason fouled by Kris Gate, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

4:13

Corner taken by Josh Gillies, clearance made by Michael Coulson.

3:52

Frankie Artus takes a shot. Save made by Paul Farman.

2:31

Sam Rents sends in a cross, save made by James McKeown.

0:00

The game begins.

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