Goals from Grimsby trio Derek Niven, Nathan Pond and Ross Hannah sealed a comfortable victory against Gateshead.

Niven gave the hosts an early lead, converting from close range following Joe Colbeck's corner.

The second came from another Colbeck set-piece with Pond prodding home his free-kick from inside the box.

And the points were sealed in the second half after a neat finish from Hannah following a fine break and run from fellow loanee Scott Neilson.

The result lifted Grimsby up to fourth in the Blue Square Bet Premier table while Gateshead slip to 12th.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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

"In the second half I thought we were good, in the first half we scored two goals but I didn't think we were quite at the races.

"It seems silly I'm saying that because we scored two goals but I didn't think we were anywhere near as good as Friday in the first half.

"Again it was kind of similar to the Luton match. We let them have the ball, pressed it, worked them and when the opportunity arose, we hit them on the break. "

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Thomas
  • 05 Pearson
  • 19 Wood
  • 22 Pond
  • 04 Niven Booked (Artus - 89' )
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 08 Disley
  • 24 Neilson Booked
  • 12 Cook (Elding - 81' )
  • 25 Hannah (Southwell - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Hatton
  • 06 Miller
  • 11 Artus
  • 09 Elding
  • 20 Southwell

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 02 Magney
  • 03 Boyle
  • 05 Curtis
  • 17 Wilson (McGlen - 73' )
  • 04 Chandler Booked
  • 07 Gillies (McGorrigan - 85' )
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 11 Cummins (Fisher - 64' )
  • 10 Odubade
  • 18 Donaldson

Substitutes

  • 19 Nixon
  • 25 McGlen
  • 21 Carr
  • 12 Fisher
  • 32 McGorrigan
Ref: Barratt
Att: 3,202

Match Stats

Shots

13 9

On target

6 6

Corners

8 3

Fouls

12 4

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:25 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:43

A cross is delivered by Nathan Fisher, save made by James McKeown.

89:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Colbeck on Patrick Boyle. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

89:25

Scott Neilson crosses the ball, clearance by Patrick Boyle.

88:07 Substitution

Substitution Frankie Artus comes on in place of Derek Niven.

87:53

Shot from just outside the box by Ryan McGorrigan goes over the target.

85:48

The ball is swung over by Scott Neilson, Carl Magnay manages to make a clearance.

84:31 Substitution

Substitution Josh Gillies leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan McGorrigan.

82:12

Aswad Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Donaldson. Phil Turnbull takes the direct free kick.

81:51

The ball is swung over by Bradley Wood, comfortable save by Adam Bartlett.

81:19

Bradley Wood sends in a cross, Aswad Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie Chandler.

80:14 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Elding comes on in place of Andy Cook.

80:14 Substitution

Substitution Dayle Southwell replaces Ross Hannah.

79:49

Nathan Fisher takes a shot. Andy Cook gets a block in.

79:34

James Curtis takes a shot. Nathan Pond gets a block in.

78:27

Corner taken right-footed by Josh Gillies from the right by-line, clearance made by Craig Disley.

78:16

The ball is crossed by Patrick Boyle, save made by James McKeown.

76:36

Header from close in by Shaun Pearson misses to the right of the goal.

76:00

Bradley Wood takes the free kick.

76:00 Booking

Booking Jamie Chandler is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

75:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Chandler on Ross Hannah.

74:13

Josh Gillies produces a cross, clearance made by Nathan Pond.

72:16 Substitution

Substitution (Gateshead) makes a substitution, with Lance McGlen coming on for Glenn Wilson.

71:35

Phil Turnbull takes a shot. James McKeown makes a comfortable save.

69:55

Assist by Scott Neilson.

69:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross Hannah - Grimsby 3 - 0 Gateshead Ross Hannah fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Grimsby 3-0 Gateshead.

69:28

Nathan Fisher takes a shot. Blocked by Bradley Wood.

68:33

Ross Hannah has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

67:03

Corner taken by Joe Colbeck.

64:54

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Craig Disley goes wide of the right-hand upright.

63:32 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Fisher on for Micky Cummins.

62:16

The ball is crossed by Bradley Wood, comfortable save by Adam Bartlett.

60:20

Andy Cook has an effort at goal. Save made by Adam Bartlett.

60:09

The ball is sent over by Ryan Donaldson, Shaun Pearson manages to make a clearance.

59:24

The ball is delivered by Bradley Wood, Shot from close range by Scott Neilson clears the bar.

58:27

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Josh Gillies.

57:29

Yemi Odubade gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

56:52

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck from the right by-line to the near post, Jamie Chandler makes a clearance.

55:17

A cross is delivered by Josh Gillies, Shot from close range by Ryan Donaldson misses to the right of the target.

54:00

Joe Colbeck crosses the ball, James Curtis makes a clearance.

53:03

Craig Disley takes a shot. Comfortable save by Adam Bartlett.

52:45

Andy Cook delivers the ball.

51:39

A cross is delivered by Jamie Chandler, clearance made by Shaun Pearson.

49:31

Outswinging corner taken by Joe Colbeck from the right by-line played to the near post, Jamie Chandler makes a clearance. Corner taken by Joe Colbeck from the right by-line, clearance by Carl Magnay.

45:29

The ball is swung over by Josh Gillies.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:35 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:52

Ryan Donaldson delivers the ball.

44:54

Direct free kick taken by Josh Gillies, Effort on goal by Joe Colbeck from long distance goes over the crossbar.

44:54 Booking

Booking Booking for Derek Niven for unsporting behaviour.

44:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Derek Niven on Josh Gillies.

42:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Chandler by Joe Colbeck. James Curtis takes the direct free kick.

41:02

Unfair challenge on Yemi Odubade by Nathan Pond results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Yemi Odubade from the free kick.

39:01

The referee penalises Derek Niven for handball. James Curtis takes the free kick.

38:22

Centre by Ross Hannah.

37:58

Joe Colbeck delivers the ball, clearance made by Carl Magnay.

36:18

Joe Colbeck takes the outswinging corner, Andy Cook concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Magnay. Adam Bartlett takes the direct free kick.

33:19

Craig Disley produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

31:05

Outswinging corner taken by Joe Colbeck from the right by-line.

30:19

Joe Colbeck takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Jamie Chandler.

28:20

Ross Hannah is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Phil Turnbull.

25:54

Carl Magnay challenges Shaun Pearson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

24:56

Patrick Boyle crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, James McKeown makes a save.

24:56 Booking

Booking Scott Neilson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

23:39

Unfair challenge on Ryan Donaldson by Shaun Pearson results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Patrick Boyle from the free kick. Scott Neilson challenges James Curtis unfairly and gives away a free kick.

21:46

Andy Cook produces a cross, James Curtis manages to make a clearance.

19:27

Assist by Joe Colbeck.

19:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Pond - Grimsby 2 - 0 Gateshead Nathan Pond finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Grimsby 2-0 Gateshead.

18:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas by Ryan Donaldson. Joe Colbeck sends in a cross,

15:11

Nathan Pond challenges Ryan Donaldson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Glenn Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

14:36

Joe Colbeck crosses the ball.

13:39

Derek Niven concedes a free kick for a foul on Yemi Odubade. Josh Gillies produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, James McKeown makes a comfortable save.

12:40

The assist for the goal came from Nathan Pond.

12:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Derek Niven - Grimsby 1 - 0 Gateshead Derek Niven grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Grimsby 1-0 Gateshead.

12:06

Corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck to the near post, Nathan Pond takes a shot.

9:40

Outswinging corner taken by Josh Gillies from the right by-line, clearance by Derek Niven.

8:47

Unfair challenge on Jamie Chandler by Bradley Wood results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Josh Gillies from left wing.

3:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Donaldson by Aswad Thomas. Free kick crossed left-footed by Patrick Boyle, Nathan Pond manages to make a clearance.

3:43

The ball is delivered by Josh Gillies, Aswad Thomas manages to make a clearance.

3:21

A cross is delivered by Patrick Boyle, Nathan Pond makes a clearance.

0:28

Centre by Bradley Wood.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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