Michael Gash scored his first goal for Kidderminster as Harriers kept up the pressure on leaders Wrexham by beating promotion rivals Grimsby.

Harriers took the lead when Mickey Demetriou's cross found Anthony Malbon, who side-footed in from close range.

Gash doubled the lead before half-time by firing in Lee Vaughan's pull back.

Ian Miller's strike from inside the area made it 2-1 before Malbon tapped in his ninth goal in eight games to restore Harriers' two-goal cushion.

Harriers' third goal ensured they remained above Mansfield on goal difference, with the top three in the Blue Square Bet Premier now all on 68 points.

Gash's first goal for the club was in his second game since joining on loan from Cambridge.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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

"We weren't good enough in the vital areas of the pitch.

"Every team concede goals but the second one killed us just before half-time.

"We probably had 20-25 minutes of the second half but the rest of the game was theirs.

"I'm disappointed with the way we sort of lacked a little bit of drive even in the last 15 minutes. Even though it is 3-1 we believe as a team that we can still come back from that."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Thomas
  • 06 Miller
  • 29 Naylor
  • 07 Colbeck (Devitt - 54' )
  • 08 Disley Booked
  • 19 Wood
  • 21 Thanoj
  • 26 Marshall (Brodie - 80' )
  • 12 Cook
  • 25 Hannah Booked (John-Lewis - 66' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 02 Hatton
  • 11 Artus
  • 15 Devitt
  • 14 Brodie
  • 28 John-Lewis

Kidderminster

  • 01 Lewis
  • 02 L Vaughan Booked
  • 03 Demetriou
  • 22 Dunkly
  • 30 Gowling
  • 04 Storer Booked
  • 16 Jackman
  • 21 Briggs (Vincent - 64' )
  • 26 Devaney Booked (Pilkington - 73' )
  • 10 Malbon Booked (Rowe - 90' )
  • 20 Gash

Substitutes

  • 23 N Vaughan
  • 08 Vincent
  • 14 Pilkington
  • 09 Rowe
  • 11 Johnson
Ref: Bull
Att: 4,629

Match Stats

Shots

10 8

On target

3 5

Corners

7 2

Fouls

14 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:07 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +4:21

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Rowe. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:48

Effort on goal by Jamie Devitt from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

90:00 +1:53

Lee Vaughan takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:53 Booking

Booking Caution for Craig Disley.

90:00 +1:31

Lenell John-Lewis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Vaughan.

90:00 +0:13 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Malbon goes off and Ryan Rowe comes on.

87:50

Effort from the edge of the box by Jamie Devitt goes wide of the left-hand upright.

84:24

Kyle Storer restarts play with the free kick.

84:24 Booking

Booking Booking for Lee Vaughan for dissent.

84:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andi Thanoj on James Vincent.

82:09

Jamie Devitt takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Danny Jackman manages to make a clearance.

81:33

The official flags Lenell John-Lewis offside. Free kick taken by Daniel Lewis.

79:59 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Marshall leaves the field to be replaced by Richard Brodie.

78:42

Jamie Devitt fouled by Mickey Demetriou, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Bradley Wood from right wing.

78:14

Corner from the left by-line taken by Marcus Marshall, Kyle Storer manages to make a clearance.

77:21

Danny Pilkington sends in a cross,

76:27

Danny Pilkington provided the assist for the goal. The assistant referee flags for offside against Anthony Malbon. James McKeown takes the free kick.

76:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Malbon - Grimsby 1 - 3 K'minster Anthony Malbon finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Grimsby 1-3 Kidderminster.

75:11

Danny Pilkington takes a shot. James McKeown makes a save.

72:28 Substitution

Substitution Danny Pilkington on for Martin Devaney.

72:28 Booking

Booking Anthony Malbon booked for time wasting.

71:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Vincent by Jamie Devitt. Direct free kick taken by Mickey Demetriou.

70:15

Strike comes in from Jamie Devitt from the free kick,

70:15 Booking

Booking Kyle Storer receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

69:55

Unfair challenge on Marcus Marshall by Kyle Storer results in a free kick.

69:12

Cheyenne Dunkley fouled by Lenell John-Lewis, the ref awards a free kick.

68:58

Daniel Lewis takes the free kick.

68:58 Booking

Booking Lenell John-Lewis is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

68:25

Lee Vaughan sends in a cross, save by James McKeown.

66:30

Corner taken by Jamie Devitt.

65:31

Jamie Devitt crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Lee Vaughan.

65:31 Substitution

Substitution Lenell John-Lewis comes on in place of Ross Hannah.

65:31

James Vincent concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Devitt.

64:44

Aswad Thomas challenges James Vincent unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Storer takes the free kick.

63:55 Substitution

Substitution James Vincent comes on in place of Keith Briggs.

63:14

Ross Hannah sends in a cross, save made by Daniel Lewis.

62:38

Mickey Demetriou takes the free kick.

62:38 Booking

Booking Ross Hannah receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

62:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Jackman by Ross Hannah.

58:55

Andi Thanoj gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mickey Demetriou. Mickey Demetriou takes the free kick.

55:48

Effort on goal by Andy Cook from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

55:15

Centre by Jamie Devitt, Daniel Lewis makes a save.

54:33

Tom Naylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Malbon. Kyle Storer restarts play with the free kick.

53:41

Free kick taken by James McKeown.

53:41 Substitution

Substitution (Grimsby) makes a substitution, with Jamie Devitt coming on for Joe Colbeck.

53:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andi Thanoj by Michael Gash.

52:22

Josh Gowling concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Cook. Free kick crossed by Bradley Wood.

51:48

Martin Devaney takes a shot. James McKeown makes a save.

51:02

Keith Briggs concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Naylor. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.

49:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Ian Miller - Grimsby 1 - 2 K'minster Ian Miller finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Grimsby 1-2 Kidderminster.

48:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Marshall by Lee Vaughan. The ball is crossed by Joe Colbeck,

47:31

The ball is sent over by Martin Devaney, clearance by Andi Thanoj.

46:39

Ross Hannah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cheyenne Dunkley. Mickey Demetriou takes the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:28 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:37

Direct free kick taken by Bradley Wood.

45:00 +1:37 Booking

Booking Martin Devaney is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +0:58

Lee Vaughan delivers the ball,

45:00 +0:28

The assist for the goal came from Lee Vaughan. Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Devaney on Aswad Thomas.

45:00 +0:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Gash - Grimsby 0 - 2 K'minster A goal is scored by Michael Gash from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Grimsby 0-2 Kidderminster.

44:52

Mickey Demetriou concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Marshall. Bradley Wood restarts play with the free kick.

43:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Jackman on Andi Thanoj. Craig Disley restarts play with the free kick.

42:47

Foul by Andy Cook on Kyle Storer, free kick awarded. Daniel Lewis takes the direct free kick.

41:36

Ross Hannah takes a shot. Save made by Daniel Lewis. Corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck from the left by-line, clearance by Josh Gowling.

40:30

Centre by Mickey Demetriou, clearance made by Ian Miller.

39:50

Foul by Andi Thanoj on Kyle Storer, free kick awarded. Daniel Lewis takes the free kick.

39:25

The ball is sent over by Joe Colbeck, clearance made by Josh Gowling.

37:12

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck, clearance by Mickey Demetriou.

37:00

The ball is sent over by Bradley Wood, Cheyenne Dunkley makes a clearance.

36:17

Tom Naylor challenges Cheyenne Dunkley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Lewis takes the free kick.

35:43

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

33:29

A cross is delivered by Mickey Demetriou, Tom Naylor manages to make a clearance.

32:36

Marcus Marshall concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Briggs. Daniel Lewis takes the direct free kick.

31:57

Centre by Mickey Demetriou,

31:20

Assist on the goal came from Mickey Demetriou.

31:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Malbon - Grimsby 0 - 1 K'minster Anthony Malbon grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Grimsby 0-1 Kidderminster.

30:02

Foul by Michael Gash on Andy Cook, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Bradley Wood from left wing, Cheyenne Dunkley makes a clearance. Joe Colbeck sends in a cross, save by Daniel Lewis.

29:34

Ross Hannah takes a shot. Save by Daniel Lewis.

29:04

A cross is delivered by Marcus Marshall, Josh Gowling manages to make a clearance.

27:38

Kyle Storer takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Effort on goal by Anthony Malbon from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

27:27

Martin Devaney produces a cross.

26:17

Effort from the edge of the box by Marcus Marshall goes wide of the right-hand upright.

24:53

A cross is delivered by Bradley Wood, save by Daniel Lewis.

24:25

The ball is swung over by Marcus Marshall.

23:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Vaughan on Andy Cook. Free kick crossed by Aswad Thomas.

20:27

Marcus Marshall is caught offside. Daniel Lewis restarts play with the free kick.

20:03

Andy Cook crosses the ball, Josh Gowling makes a clearance.

19:27

Centre by Joe Colbeck.

18:55

Cheyenne Dunkley challenges Ross Hannah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Disley restarts play with the free kick.

18:18

Kyle Storer delivers the ball. Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Gowling on Aswad Thomas. James McKeown takes the free kick.

17:51

Kyle Storer takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Craig Disley makes a clearance.

17:37

Centre by Anthony Malbon, clearance by Ian Miller.

15:12

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ross Hannah. Daniel Lewis takes the indirect free kick.

14:26

Unfair challenge on Craig Disley by Kyle Storer results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Bradley Wood.

14:02

Keith Briggs has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

12:57

Andy Cook takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

10:31

Unfair challenge on Andy Cook by Mickey Demetriou results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Wood.

9:22

Outswinging corner taken by Joe Colbeck.

8:59

Ross Hannah has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

6:34

A cross is delivered by Martin Devaney.

5:44

Kyle Storer produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

4:10

Tom Naylor challenges Michael Gash unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kyle Storer from right channel.

2:53

Cheyenne Dunkley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Cook. Joe Colbeck delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Daniel Lewis makes a save.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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