Grimsby held on against AFC Telford to maintain their three-point lead at the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier.

Richard Brodie put the Mariners ahead, rolling the ball into the bottom right corner after Joe Colbeck's pass put him through on goal.

Colbeck nearly created a second as his cross was converted by Andy Cook, but he was adjudged to have been offside.

The Bucks finished well but could not find an equaliser and have now gone 18 games in the league without a victory.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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

We did enough to win the game - Scott

"We weren't brilliant today but I thought Joe Colbeck was the difference for us - I thought he was outstanding today.

"He's biding his time and I think Joe epitomises what we are as a squad. Every day he comes in bright and he's enthusiastic and he wants to work hard and he's got talent as well, and I think that runs through the squad.

"I felt if we could get it out wide then we could cause them problems and again that's where the goal has come from - a wide player picking it up and driving on. We did enough to win the game and that's what it's about."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Hatton
  • 03 Thomas
  • 05 Pearson
  • 06 Miller
  • 04 Niven
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 08 Disley
  • 26 Marshall (Hannah - 81' )
  • 12 Cook
  • 14 Brodie (John-Lewis - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Wood
  • 21 Thanoj
  • 20 Southwell
  • 25 Hannah
  • 28 John-Lewis

AFC Telford

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 03 Valentine
  • 21 Watson
  • 22 Rose
  • 04 Craney
  • 08 Trainer
  • 09 Graham (Peniket - 82' )
  • 19 Taylor (Smith - 69' )
  • 10 Jones (Henry - 61' )
  • 15 Reid

Substitutes

  • 05 Preston
  • 12 Smith
  • 18 Leslie
  • 23 Henry
  • 16 Peniket
Ref: Anthony Backhouse
Att: 4,462

Match Stats

Shots

16 14

On target

9 5

Corners

11 3

Fouls

14 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:07 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:05

Sam Hatton challenges Charlie Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Jay Smith from the free kick.

90:00 +2:03

Jay Smith takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Miller.

90:00 +0:32

Charlie Henry takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

88:40

Inswinging corner taken by Joe Colbeck, clearance by Ryan Young.

88:03

Phil Trainer concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Cook. Sam Hatton takes the direct free kick.

87:16

A cross is delivered by Will Salmon, clearance by Sam Hatton.

86:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Trainer by Andy Cook. Ryan Valentine takes the free kick.

85:59

Effort from the edge of the area by Ross Hannah goes wide of the right-hand upright.

84:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Hannah on Phil Trainer. Ryan Valentine takes the direct free kick.

83:14

Jake Reid takes a shot. James McKeown makes a save.

82:16

Ian Craney has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

81:51 Substitution

Substitution Richard Peniket on for Bagasan Graham.

81:32

Effort on goal by Andy Cook from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

80:21 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Marshall leaves the field to be replaced by Ross Hannah.

80:05

Ian Craney has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

78:39

Foul by Andy Cook on Will Salmon, free kick awarded. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

76:45

Joe Colbeck produces a cross, Jordan Rose manages to make a clearance.

72:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Disley on Jay Smith. Will Salmon takes the free kick.

70:46

Phil Trainer takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

70:11

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jay Smith played to the near post, clearance made by Craig Disley.

69:54

Bagasan Graham delivers the ball, clearance made by Craig Disley.

69:00 Substitution

Substitution (AFC Telford) makes a substitution, with Jay Smith coming on for Kris Taylor.

68:06

Inswinging corner taken by Joe Colbeck from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Lenell John-Lewis misses to the right of the goal.

60:13 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Henry joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steve Jones.

66:02

The offside flag is raised against Andy Cook. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

65:22

The ball is swung over by Kris Taylor, clearance by Derek Niven.

61:14 Substitution

Substitution Richard Brodie leaves the field to be replaced by Lenell John-Lewis.

60:53

Shaun Pearson takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

60:02

Craig Disley takes a shot. Phil Trainer gets a block in.

59:24

Unfair challenge on Marcus Marshall by Jordan Rose results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Hatton.

58:53

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Joe Colbeck.

58:41

Derek Niven takes a shot.

58:20

Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Valentine.

57:05

The ball is swung over by Marcus Marshall, save made by Ryan Young.

55:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Jones on Aswad Thomas. Joe Colbeck restarts play with the free kick.

55:25

Steve Jones takes a shot. Aswad Thomas gets a block in.

54:58

Bagasan Graham takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

54:21

Kris Taylor takes the outswinging corner, Ian Miller manages to make a clearance.

51:41

Corner taken by Joe Colbeck from the right by-line, clearance made by Jake Reid.

51:00

Centre by Marcus Marshall, Jordan Rose makes a clearance.

48:47

Richard Brodie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Rose. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

47:10

Assist by Joe Colbeck.

47:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Brodie - Grimsby 1 - 0 AFC Telf'd Richard Brodie finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Grimsby 1-0 AFC Telford.

46:20

Andy Cook gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Rose. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

45:56

Corner taken short by Joe Colbeck.

45:18

Aswad Thomas produces a cross, Andy Cook takes a shot. Save made by James McKeown.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

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

45:00 +0:22

Andy Cook takes a shot. Clearance made by Ryan Young.

43:25

Richard Brodie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Rose. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

42:38

Effort from the edge of the box by Richard Brodie goes wide of the left-hand upright.

40:11

Jake Reid fouled by Aswad Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. Kris Taylor shoots direct from the free kick.

37:46

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kris Taylor from the left by-line, clearance by Andy Cook.

35:57

Craig Disley concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Reid. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ian Craney, save made by James McKeown.

33:41

Effort on goal by Derek Niven from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

31:48

Ryan Valentine takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the target.

31:16

Foul by Craig Disley on Ian Craney, free kick awarded. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

29:47

Unfair challenge on Joe Colbeck by Jordan Rose results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sam Hatton.

29:13

Marcus Marshall takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

26:18

The ball is sent over by Bagasan Graham, clearance by Aswad Thomas.

24:08

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck played to the near post, clearance by Phil Trainer.

23:30

Corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck, Karlton Watson makes a clearance.

23:15

Sam Hatton takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a save.

21:57

Centre by Joe Colbeck, clearance by Kris Taylor. Outswinging corner taken by Joe Colbeck, Ryan Valentine manages to make a clearance.

20:45

Corner taken by Joe Colbeck, clearance by Kris Taylor.

20:20

Craig Disley takes a shot. Blocked by Kris Taylor.

20:00

Andy Cook takes a shot. Karlton Watson gets a block in.

19:06

The ball is swung over by Sam Hatton, save by Ryan Young.

13:53

Ian Miller challenges Jake Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kris Taylor shoots direct from the free kick.

12:19

Effort on goal by Steve Jones from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

10:55

Corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck.

10:14

Outswinging corner taken by Joe Colbeck from the right by-line, clearance by Jordan Rose.

9:44

Jake Reid is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

9:07

Sam Hatton concedes a free kick for a foul on Bagasan Graham. Kris Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

7:11

Unfair challenge on Steve Jones by Aswad Thomas results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Karlton Watson.

4:20

Andy Cook fouled by Karlton Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Disley restarts play with the free kick.

3:36

Craig Disley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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