Alfreton's six-match unbeaten run in the Blue Square Bet Premier came to an end as they lost at home to Grimsby.

Scott Neilson, on loan from Crawley, put the Mariners ahead with an early strike from the edge of the area.

The hosts almost drew level immediately, but Anthony Wilson headed over the bar from close range.

And despite pressing for the equaliser, the Reds succumbed to defeat when Ross Hannah turned home Craig Disley's delivery late on for the visitors.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law:

"We have come up against a good side and the players have given it their best shot, I can't fault them for their effort.

"I thought the first half was even stevens, but when you get £1000-a-week players, that's what they do. That's what Nielson has done first half. There is nothing in the game, the only difference between the two teams is that goal.

"We have had ample chances in the first half but not only do we not get the goal, we can't get the shot off. We have dominated the game in the second half. It is one-way traffic. Paul Clayton's [untaken chance] is the defining matter in the game.

"He is through on the keeper, but he tries to place it instead of just burying the ball. If we get that goal, we go on and win it."

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

Hurst praises Grimsby reaction

"I think after Saturday [defeat at home by Dartford] we were obviously disappointed.

"We know that we weren't going to get too down, not until we had seen how we would play tonight. Credit to the players, we were disappointed, but tonight we are extremely proud.

"I think it's a team performance tonight where everyone can go home and be proud of the work they put in."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (3)

Alfreton Town

  • 22 Stewart
  • 02 Law
  • 03 Franklin
  • 06 Kempson Booked
  • 10 Bradley
  • 17 Streete
  • 23 Killock Booked
  • 14 Meadows (Russell - 84' )
  • 11 Arnold
  • 15 Wilson
  • 21 Tomlinson (Clayton - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Franks
  • 04 Taylor
  • 19 Russell
  • 09 Clayton
  • 20 Worsfold

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Thomas
  • 05 Pearson
  • 04 Niven
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 08 Disley
  • 19 Wood Booked
  • 22 Pond Booked
  • 24 Neilson
  • 09 Elding Booked (Cook - 88' )
  • 25 Hannah

Substitutes

  • 02 Hatton
  • 06 Miller
  • 11 Artus
  • 12 Cook
  • 20 Southwell
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 1,192

Match Stats

Shots

14 10

On target

5 5

Corners

5 5

Fouls

13 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:45 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:04

Nathan Pond challenges Nathan Arnold unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Dan Bradley, clearance by Shaun Pearson.

90:00 +2:26

The ball is swung over by Josh Law, clearance by Craig Disley.

90:00 +2:06

Centre by Ross Hannah, save made by Jon Stewart.

90:00 +1:02

Effort from outside the area by Scott Neilson goes wide right of the goal.

90:00 +0:38

Dan Bradley takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

87:49

Assist on the goal came from Craig Disley.

87:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross Hannah - Alfreton 0 - 2 Grimsby Ross Hannah finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 0-2 Grimsby.

87:05 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Elding leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Cook.

86:42

Darran Kempson takes a shot.

86:24

Ross Hannah is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jon Stewart.

86:02

The ball is sent over by Connor Franklin. A cross is delivered by Nathan Arnold, Shaun Pearson manages to make a clearance.

85:19

Corner taken right-footed by Josh Law from the left by-line, clearance made by Nathan Pond.

84:36

Free kick taken by Josh Law.

84:36 Booking

Booking Bradley Wood goes into the referee's book.

83:35

Bradley Wood challenges Paul Clayton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

83:35 Substitution

Substitution Simon Russell is brought on as a substitute for Danny Meadows.

81:11

Paul Clayton takes a shot. Save made by James McKeown. Josh Law takes a outswinging corner to the near post.

80:40

The ball is sent over by Derek Niven, save by Jon Stewart.

79:21

Ross Hannah takes a shot. Joe Colbeck takes the inswinging corner, save made by Jon Stewart.

78:14

Aswad Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton. Josh Law restarts play with the free kick, Danny Meadows takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

77:57

A cross is delivered by Ross Hannah, clearance by Ross Killock.

76:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Meadows by Shaun Pearson. Free kick taken by Darran Kempson.

73:46

Anthony Elding sends in a cross, Anthony Wilson manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck from the right by-line, Jon Stewart manages to make a clearance.

72:27

Anthony Wilson challenges Nathan Pond unfairly and gives away a free kick. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.

72:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Hannah on Josh Law. Jon Stewart takes the direct free kick.

71:11

Anthony Wilson takes a shot. Nathan Pond gets a block in.

70:58

Scott Neilson takes a shot. Save by Jon Stewart.

70:42

Unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas by Nathan Arnold results in a free kick. Aswad Thomas restarts play with the free kick.

70:07

The ball is crossed by Bradley Wood, clearance by Darran Kempson.

69:32

Centre by Anthony Elding.

68:48

Paul Clayton takes a shot. Aswad Thomas manages to make a clearance.

68:12

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ross Hannah. Indirect free kick taken by Jon Stewart.

65:32

Josh Law restarts play with the free kick.

65:32 Booking

Booking Nathan Pond goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

64:28

Nathan Arnold produces a cross. The official flags Scott Neilson offside. Direct free kick taken by Jon Stewart. Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Pond on Paul Clayton.

62:50

Connor Franklin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas. Joe Colbeck takes the direct free kick.

61:31

Shot from just outside the area by Ross Hannah goes over the bar.

60:19

Direct free kick taken by Bradley Wood.

60:19 Booking

Booking Caution for Darran Kempson.

60:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Pearson by Darran Kempson.

58:13 Substitution

Substitution (Alfreton Town) makes a substitution, with Paul Clayton coming on for Ben Tomlinson.

58:13

Aswad Thomas fouled by Ben Tomlinson, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Neilson has an effort direct from the free kick, clearance by Ross Killock. Ross Killock takes a shot.

58:02

Ross Hannah produces a cross, Ross Killock manages to make a clearance.

56:55

Ross Hannah delivers the ball, Jon Stewart makes a save.

55:04

The ball is swung over by Danny Meadows, James McKeown makes a save.

54:11

Centre by Joe Colbeck, Jon Stewart makes a save.

53:30

Nathan Pond fouled by Nathan Arnold, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Hannah.

52:28

Ross Hannah produces a cross.

52:06

The ball is swung over by Scott Neilson.

51:22

Dan Bradley takes a shot. Clearance made by Shaun Pearson.

49:29

Scott Neilson challenges Ross Killock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon Stewart.

48:11

Ross Hannah crosses the ball, save by Jon Stewart.

46:47

The ball is sent over by Scott Neilson, clearance by Darran Kempson.

45:22

Nathan Arnold fouled by Aswad Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Law restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:02

The ball is delivered by Nathan Arnold, save made by James McKeown.

42:11

Direct free kick taken by Connor Franklin.

42:11 Booking

Booking Anthony Elding receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

42:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Elding on Darran Kempson.

40:50

The ball is sent over by Josh Law, Nathan Pond manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Josh Law, Close range header by Anthony Wilson goes over the bar.

40:22

Outswinging corner taken by Josh Law, Craig Disley manages to make a clearance.

38:38

Assist on the goal came from Joe Colbeck.

38:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Neilson - Alfreton 0 - 1 Grimsby Scott Neilson grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the top left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 0-1 Grimsby.

38:05

The ball is swung over by Joe Colbeck, clearance by Ross Killock. Corner taken by Joe Colbeck from the right by-line,

36:49

The ball is crossed by Anthony Wilson, Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. James McKeown makes a save.

35:21

Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Save made by James McKeown.

34:42

Corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck from the right by-line to the near post, Ben Tomlinson makes a clearance.

33:55

The ball is delivered by Aswad Thomas, clearance by Connor Franklin. Ben Tomlinson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

32:57

Ben Tomlinson sends in a cross, Shaun Pearson makes a clearance. Corner taken by Josh Law from the right by-line, Nathan Pond manages to make a clearance.

32:12

The referee blows for offside against Ross Hannah. Jon Stewart takes the direct free kick.

30:35

Dan Bradley concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Disley. Direct free kick taken by Aswad Thomas.

29:36

Unfair challenge on Scott Neilson by Theo Streete results in a free kick. Nathan Pond takes the free kick.

28:43

Scott Neilson takes the free kick.

28:43 Booking

Booking Ross Killock booked.

28:22

Ross Killock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Colbeck.

27:20

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Craig Disley, Shaun Pearson has a headed effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

26:38

Dan Bradley crosses the ball.

22:17

Ben Tomlinson sends in a cross, clearance by Derek Niven.

21:36

The ball is swung over by Anthony Elding, Ross Hannah takes a shot. Jon Stewart makes a save. The referee blows for offside. Jon Stewart takes the free kick.

19:54

Unfair challenge on Dan Bradley by Derek Niven results in a free kick. Ross Killock restarts play with the free kick.

18:53

Anthony Elding delivers the ball, clearance by Darran Kempson.

17:27

Foul by Ross Killock on Ross Hannah, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Aswad Thomas, Darran Kempson gets a block in.

15:54

Foul by Bradley Wood on Dan Bradley, free kick awarded. Josh Law takes the free kick.

13:43

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

12:27

The ball is sent over by Ross Hannah.

10:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aswad Thomas on Nathan Arnold. Free kick taken by Josh Law.

8:58

Bradley Wood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Theo Streete. Jon Stewart restarts play with the free kick.

7:03

Anthony Elding concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Streete. Free kick taken by Jon Stewart.

6:22

Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Shaun Pearson makes a clearance.

4:18

Unfair challenge on Shaun Pearson by Nathan Arnold results in a free kick. James McKeown takes the free kick.

3:50

Unfair challenge on Connor Franklin by Anthony Elding results in a free kick. Jon Stewart takes the free kick.

1:58

James McKeown fouled by Ben Tomlinson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

1:11

Anthony Wilson challenges James McKeown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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