Grimsby moved three points clear at the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier table with victory over Alfreton.

Richard Brodie conceded a penalty, which Dan Bradley scored for the Reds, before earning a spot-kick at the other end, converted by Jamie Devitt.

Brodie slotted home to put the Mariners ahead before half-time and set up Andy Cook after the break to make it 3-1.

Paul Clayton's low drive pulled one back for the visitors but Craig Disley found the top corner to make it 4-2.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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

"Delighted with the victory, we spoke before the game about trying to make sure we did our job and stretch our lead. Certainly with the Newport and Kidderminster game being off we tried to take advantage of that.

"First half we struggled massively to get out of our own half, with the kicks we tried splitting the full-backs getting on it but credit to Alfreton they pressed us high up the pitch and then I thought our decisions at times on the ball were not great.

"We've got real competition at the top end of the team."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Hatton
  • 03 Thomas
  • 05 Pearson
  • 06 Miller
  • 08 Disley
  • 15 Devitt (Colbeck - 64' )
  • 21 Thanoj (Niven - 78' )
  • 26 Marshall
  • 12 Cook
  • 14 Brodie Booked (John-Lewis - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Niven
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 19 Wood
  • 25 Hannah
  • 28 John-Lewis

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Barnes
  • 02 Law
  • 06 Kempson
  • 10 Bradley
  • 12 Franks
  • 17 Streete
  • 23 Killock Booked
  • 16 Harriott
  • 11 Arnold (Worsfold - 89' )
  • 15 Boden (Clayton - 68' )
  • 21 Tomlinson (Hewitt - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Franklin
  • 14 Meadows
  • 18 Hewitt
  • 09 Clayton
  • 20 Worsfold
Ref: Evans
Att: 3,868

Match Stats

Shots

14 7

On target

7 2

Corners

6 6

Fouls

9 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:29 Full time

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

90:00 +0:45

Ashley Worsfold produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

88:39 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Worsfold replaces Nathan Arnold.

88:21

Josh Law concedes a free kick for a foul on Aswad Thomas. Indirect free kick taken by James McKeown.

87:20

Josh Law takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

87:03

Joe Colbeck has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

86:08

Matty Harriott concedes a free kick for a foul on Derek Niven. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Hatton.

83:09

Paul Clayton fouled by Ian Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Leigh Franks takes the free kick.

81:34 Substitution

Substitution Steven Hewitt comes on in place of Ben Tomlinson.

80:11

The assist for the goal came from Lenell John-Lewis.

80:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Disley - Grimsby 4 - 2 Alfreton Craig Disley gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Grimsby 4-2 Alfreton Town.

78:47 Booking

Booking Booking for Ross Killock for unsporting behaviour.

77:50 Substitution

Substitution Andi Thanoj goes off and Derek Niven comes on.

77:09

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

76:22

Leigh Franks concedes a free kick for a foul on Lenell John-Lewis. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Hatton.

74:19

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Josh Law.

73:22

Foul by Matty Harriott on Marcus Marshall, free kick awarded. Sam Hatton takes the free kick.

72:35

Foul by Aswad Thomas on Paul Clayton, free kick awarded. Dan Bradley takes the indirect free kick.

72:02

Foul by Leigh Franks on Andy Cook, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sam Hatton.

70:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Clayton - Grimsby 3 - 2 Alfreton Goal scored by Paul Clayton from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Grimsby 3-2 Alfreton Town.

68:51 Substitution

Substitution Lenell John-Lewis comes on in place of Richard Brodie.

67:49 Substitution

Substitution Paul Clayton is brought on as a substitute for Scott Boden.

67:30

The ball is sent over by Ross Killock.

66:23

Darran Kempson fouled by Richard Brodie, the ref awards a free kick. Darran Kempson restarts play with the free kick.

66:07 Booking

Booking Richard Brodie goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

63:45 Substitution

Substitution Joe Colbeck joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Devitt.

62:24

Josh Law takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

62:10

Nathan Arnold sends in a cross.

59:31

A cross is delivered by Sam Hatton, Effort on goal by Andy Cook from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

57:11

Assist on the goal came from Richard Brodie.

57:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Cook - Grimsby 3 - 1 Alfreton Andy Cook grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Grimsby 3-1 Alfreton Town.

56:12

Richard Brodie takes a shot. Phil Barnes makes a comfortable save.

54:24

Jamie Devitt takes a shot. Save by Phil Barnes.

52:08

Nathan Arnold produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

50:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dan Bradley by Sam Hatton. Leigh Franks takes the indirect free kick.

50:05

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andi Thanoj, clearance made by Matty Harriott.

49:30

Centre by Ross Killock.

48:55

The ball is sent over by Marcus Marshall, clearance by Darran Kempson.

48:22

Ben Tomlinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andi Thanoj. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Hatton.

47:48

Richard Brodie produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

47:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas by Matty Harriott. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

45:45

Unfair challenge on Leigh Franks by Andy Cook results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Darran Kempson.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +5:16 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:48

Assist on the goal came from Andi Thanoj.

45:00 +0:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Brodie - Grimsby 2 - 1 Alfreton Richard Brodie fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Grimsby 2-1 Alfreton Town.

44:46

The ball is sent over by Marcus Marshall.

42:37

Richard Brodie concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Streete. Leigh Franks takes the indirect free kick.

42:16

Shot by Jamie Devitt from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

40:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Devitt - Grimsby 1 - 1 Alfreton Jamie Devitt scores a placed penalty. Grimsby 1-1 Alfreton Town.

39:28

Penalty awarded for a foul by Ross Killock on Richard Brodie.

37:40

The ball is crossed by Theo Streete.

37:04

Scott Boden takes a shot. Richard Brodie gets a block in.

36:11

Aswad Thomas produces a cross, clearance by Darran Kempson.

34:52

Andi Thanoj takes the inswinging corner, Shot from deep inside the area by Andy Cook clears the crossbar.

34:25

Craig Disley takes a shot. Ross Killock gets a block in.

33:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darran Kempson on Andy Cook. Sam Hatton takes the free kick.

33:05

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

32:35

Foul by Scott Boden on Ian Miller, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by James McKeown.

32:14

Marcus Marshall produces a cross, Phil Barnes makes a save.

30:55

Corner taken right-footed by Josh Law.

30:17

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Shaun Pearson gets a block in.

29:04

Marcus Marshall is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Phil Barnes takes the free kick.

28:21

Unfair challenge on Craig Disley by Matty Harriott results in a free kick. Sam Hatton takes the free kick.

27:46

Ben Tomlinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Pearson. Indirect free kick taken by James McKeown.

26:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Dan Bradley - Grimsby 0 - 1 Alfreton Power penalty scored by Dan Bradley. Grimsby 0-1 Alfreton Town.

25:51

Foul by Richard Brodie on Scott Boden, Penalty awarded.

24:59

Corner from right by-line taken by Ross Killock.

21:45

Effort from the edge of the area by Ben Tomlinson goes wide of the left-hand upright.

20:58

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

19:59

Leigh Franks is caught offside. James McKeown takes the indirect free kick.

18:22

Jamie Devitt takes the inswinging corner, Richard Brodie takes a shot. Save by Phil Barnes.

18:00

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Devitt from the right by-line to the near post.

17:19

Foul by Matty Harriott on Aswad Thomas, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sam Hatton.

16:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Tomlinson on Marcus Marshall. James McKeown takes the indirect free kick.

14:25

The ball is crossed by Aswad Thomas, clearance by Leigh Franks.

11:26

Richard Brodie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leigh Franks. Phil Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

10:38

Foul by Theo Streete on Marcus Marshall, free kick awarded. Jamie Devitt restarts play with the free kick.

9:13

Richard Brodie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Theo Streete. Phil Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

8:15

Corner taken by Marcus Marshall from the right by-line to the near post, Andy Cook takes a shot. Clearance made by Theo Streete.

7:34

Darran Kempson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Brodie. Sam Hatton takes the free kick.

6:16

The ball is crossed by Josh Law.

5:41

Josh Law takes a inswinging corner.

2:41

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Brodie. Phil Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

1:44

Nathan Arnold produces a cross.

0:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Tomlinson on Sam Hatton. Sam Hatton takes the indirect free kick.

0:31

Dan Bradley concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Disley. Sam Hatton takes the free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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