Grimsby scored twice late in the first half to record a victory over Hereford.

Substitute Dayle Southwell opened the scoring after 40 minutes, firing into the bottom corner on the turn.

Four minutes later they had doubled their lead when Shaun Pearson scrambled the ball home after the Bulls failed to deal with Joe Colbeck's corner.

Hereford never looked like getting back into it and Brian Smikle headed wide, with Tom Nichols's shot being saved by away keeper James McKeown.

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Grimsby Town joint boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We came down yesterday, prepared correctly and we looked to build on the Mansfield game.

"With the exception of an outstanding save at the end from James McKeown I didn't feel in too much danger.

"Credit to them, they did pass it well at times, but I thought we did it better today."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Hereford

  • 12 Hanford
  • 02 Gallinagh
  • 05 Townsend
  • 06 Graham
  • 08 Carruthers
  • 04 Pell Booked
  • 11 Clist (Sammons - 64' )
  • 18 Clucas Booked
  • 22 Smikle (Plummer - 59' )
  • 10 Canham (Bowman - 60' )
  • 21 Nicholls

Substitutes

  • 14 Stam
  • 17 Evans
  • 20 Sammons
  • 19 Bowman
  • 23 Plummer

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Thomas
  • 05 Pearson
  • 04 Niven Booked
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 08 Disley
  • 11 Artus
  • 19 Wood
  • 22 Pond
  • 12 Cook (Elding - 76' )
  • 18 Pearson (Southwell - 25' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Hatton
  • 16 Ford
  • 21 Thanoj
  • 09 Elding
  • 20 Southwell
Ref: Breakspear
Att: 2,059

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

4 3

Corners

3 3

Fouls

7 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +10:46 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +0:01

Tom Nichols produces a right-footed shot from yards. Save by James McKeown. Inswinging corner taken by Tristan Plummer from the left by-line, clearance by Nathan Pond. Harry Pell delivers the ball. Anthony Elding is caught offside. Dan Hanford takes the free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Carruthers by Joe Colbeck. Tristan Plummer takes the direct free kick.

87:53

Direct free kick taken by Aswad Thomas.

87:53 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Samuel Clucas for unsporting behaviour.

87:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Samuel Clucas on Nathan Pond.

85:29

Centre by Frankie Artus, save by Dan Hanford.

83:54

Andy Gallinagh concedes a free kick for a foul on Dayle Southwell. Dayle Southwell crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

83:22 Booking

Booking Derek Niven is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

83:13 Booking

Booking Booking for Harry Pell.

81:59

Corner taken by Ashley Sammons.

78:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Disley on Harry Pell. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Chris Carruthers.

77:35

Bradley Wood delivers the ball.

75:15 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Elding on for Andy Cook.

75:15

Ashley Sammons crosses the ball,

73:46

The ball is swung over by Andy Cook, save by Dan Hanford. The ball is swung over by Andy Gallinagh, clearance made by Nathan Pond.

68:41

Aswad Thomas crosses the ball, Ryan Bowman fouled by Bradley Wood, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Sammons produces a cross, Derek Niven manages to make a clearance. The ball is delivered by Ashley Sammons, save by Dan Hanford. The ball is sent over by Tom Nichols, Aswad Thomas manages to make a clearance. Harry Pell takes a shot. Blocked by Aswad Thomas. Tristan Plummer crosses the ball, save by James McKeown. Effort from the edge of the box by Dayle Southwell goes wide of the right-hand upright.

66:29

Foul by Tristan Plummer on Nathan Pond, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

65:22

The ball is swung over by Joe Colbeck, Aswad Thomas takes a shot. Dan Hanford makes a save.

63:18 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Sammons is brought on as a substitute for Simon Clist.

63:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Frankie Artus on Harry Pell. Andy Gallinagh takes the direct free kick.

62:05

Andy Cook takes a shot. Save made by Dan Hanford.

60:41

Corner taken by Simon Clist. Unfair challenge on Andy Cook by Luke Graham results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Shaun Pearson.

58:51 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Bowman on for Sean Canham.

58:51 Substitution

Substitution Tristan Plummer replaces Brian Smikle.

58:35

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Dan Hanford.

57:38

Aswad Thomas produces a cross, clearance made by Luke Graham.

53:49

The ball is crossed by Michael Townsend.

50:22

The ball is sent over by Chris Carruthers, Brian Smikle has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

49:07

The ball is swung over by Chris Carruthers. The ball is delivered by Simon Clist.

47:41

The ball is swung over by Samuel Clucas, Craig Disley manages to make a clearance.

46:23

Unfair challenge on Joe Colbeck by Chris Carruthers results in a free kick. Frankie Artus takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:32 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

43:46

The ball is sent over by Andy Gallinagh.

43:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Pearson - Hereford 0 - 2 Grimsby Goal scored by Shaun Pearson from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hereford 0-2 Grimsby.

43:15

The ball is delivered by Andy Cook, blocked by Michael Townsend. Corner taken by Joe Colbeck from the left by-line,

42:07

A cross is delivered by Chris Carruthers.

41:26

The ball is crossed by Chris Carruthers, clearance made by Aswad Thomas.

39:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Dayle Southwell - Hereford 0 - 1 Grimsby Dayle Southwell grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hereford 0-1 Grimsby.

39:22

Aswad Thomas produces a cross,

38:04

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Disley.

31:06

The ball is delivered by Frankie Artus, Michael Townsend makes a clearance. Foul by Dayle Southwell on Michael Townsend, free kick awarded. Dan Hanford restarts play with the free kick. Brian Smikle handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Colbeck. Frankie Artus takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar. Samuel Clucas has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

27:24

Andy Cook crosses the ball, clearance made by Chris Carruthers. Corner taken left-footed by Joe Colbeck, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Shaun Pearson goes harmlessly over the crossbar. The ball is crossed by Tom Nichols.

24:07 Substitution

Substitution Dayle Southwell on for Greg Pearson.

20:47

Derek Niven takes a shot. Brian Smikle takes a shot. Save by James McKeown. Save by James McKeown.

19:47

The ball is sent over by Joe Colbeck, clearance made by Harry Pell.

18:27

The ball is crossed by Samuel Clucas, Tom Nichols produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

18:08

The ball is sent over by Harry Pell, Shaun Pearson makes a clearance.

16:53

Bradley Wood produces a cross, save by Dan Hanford.

15:35

Bradley Wood challenges Harry Pell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dan Hanford. Free kick awarded for a foul by Samuel Clucas on Bradley Wood. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.

15:00

Simon Clist takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

14:10

Aswad Thomas challenges Sean Canham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Gallinagh takes the direct free kick.

13:09

The ball is delivered by Bradley Wood.

11:34

Harry Pell takes a shot. Craig Disley gets a block in.

7:57

Tom Nichols takes a shot. James McKeown makes a save. Joe Colbeck sends in a cross. The ball is crossed by Craig Disley, free kick awarded for a foul by Frankie Artus on Michael Townsend. Dan Hanford takes the direct free kick.

7:24

Centre by Chris Carruthers, clearance made by Craig Disley.

3:52

Samuel Clucas produces a cross, clearance made by Frankie Artus.

3:16

The referee blows for offside against Greg Pearson. Direct free kick taken by Luke Graham.

2:32

Sean Canham concedes a free kick for a foul on Aswad Thomas. Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.

0:46

Derek Niven sends in a cross, save by Dan Hanford.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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