Joe Colbeck inspired Grimsby to a comfortable win as they raced into a three-goal lead before Nick Fenton's injury-time consolation for Alfreton.

Liam Hearn fired the hosts ahead from six yards before Colbeck found the bottom corner from just inside the box.

Alfreton improved after the break, John Akinde shooting wide from 18 yards.

Colbeck crossed for Patrick McLaughlin to seal the win from close range before Fenton's 91st-minute header finally gave visiting fans something to cheer.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby joint manager Rob Scott told BBC Radio Humberside:

Post match: Grimsby Town joint manager Scott

"I thought we were really at it from minute one today which was great to see. Once the first goal went in we looked a threat every time we went forward.

"We've got a quick turnaround now but we have to be at the same levels on Monday.

"We've had a couple of illnesses in the camp over the last week so we'll have to assess things and see where we are in terms of energy levels."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Thomas
  • 05 Pearson Booked
  • 12 McDonald (Doig - 26' )
  • 15 Bignot (Hatton - 88' )
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 08 Disley Booked
  • 18 Thanoj
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 10 Hearn (Rodman - 82' )
  • 14 John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 02 Hatton
  • 06 Doig
  • 23 Rodman
  • 09 Cook
  • 20 Southwell

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Atkins
  • 02 Wood
  • 03 Franklin
  • 04 Westwood
  • 07 Law
  • 10 Bradley (Meadows - 64' )
  • 16 Fenton
  • 08 Shaw (Taylor - 84' )
  • 17 McGrath
  • 09 Clayton (Wishart - 68' )
  • 18 Akinde

Substitutes

  • 06 Kempson
  • 12 Meadows
  • 14 Taylor
  • 11 Ramsey-Dickson
  • 13 Wishart
Ref: Anthony Backhouse
Att: 3,245

Match Stats

Shots

16 10

On target

9 3

Corners

5 3

Fouls

7 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:05 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:09

Alastair Taylor takes a shot.

90:00 +0:55

Bradley Wood provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +0:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Nick Fenton - Grimsby 3 - 1 Alfreton Nick Fenton heads the ball into the goal. Grimsby 3-1 Alfreton Town.

90:00 +0:07

Corner taken by Alastair Taylor.

89:52

Connor Franklin crosses the ball. Chris Doig manages to make a clearance.

89:03

Joe Colbeck crosses the ball dead.

87:49 Substitution

Substitution Paul Bignot leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Hatton.

86:50

Corner taken by Josh Law from the right by-line. John McGrath takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

83:13 Substitution

Substitution Alastair Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Shaw.

82:54

Paul Bignot crosses the ball. Header by Alex Rodman misses left.

81:43 Substitution

Substitution Alex Rodman comes on in place of Liam Hearn.

77:22

Aswad Thomas fouled by Bradley Wood, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick McLaughlin.

77:03

Patrick McLaughlin sends in a cross.

76:08

Daniel Wishart delivers the ball.

75:21

The ball is swung over by Chris Doig. Header by Lenell John-Lewis misses to the right of the target.

74:21

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line. Clearance by Nick Fenton.

73:53

Lenell John-Lewis is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Nick Fenton takes the free kick.

71:45

Bradley Wood delivers the ball.

71:09

Lenell John-Lewis challenges Josh Law unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bradley Wood restarts play with the free kick.

69:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Bignot on Connor Franklin. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

68:32

Nick Fenton concedes a free kick for a foul on Lenell John-Lewis. Craig Disley restarts play with the free kick.

67:01

Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

67:01 Substitution

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

67:01

Booking for Craig Disley.

67:01 Booking

Booking

63:26 Substitution

Substitution Dan Bradley leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Meadows.

61:30

Josh Law takes a shot. James McKeown turns it away with a diving stop. Corner taken by Josh Law. James McKeown catches the ball.

60:06

Nick Fenton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis. Craig Disley takes the free kick.

58:10 Booking

Booking

58:02

Foul by Shaun Pearson on Dan Bradley, free kick awarded. Shaun Pearson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. John McGrath crosses the ball in from the free kick. James McKeown safely holds on.

56:04

Joe Colbeck provided the assist for the goal.

56:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Patrick McLaughlin - Grimsby 3 - 0 Alfreton Patrick McLaughlin scores a right footed goal. Grimsby 3-0 Alfreton Town.

55:16

Aswad Thomas takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

54:54

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin.

53:43

Chris Westwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Hearn. Strike on goal comes in from Patrick McLaughlin from the free kick. Blocked by Nick Fenton.

52:36

Patrick McLaughlin crosses the ball.

51:46

John Akinde has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

51:02

Dan Bradley takes a shot.

49:21

The ball is delivered by Aswad Thomas. Shot by Lenell John-Lewis went wide left of the target.

46:35

John Akinde takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

46:02

Shot by Lenell John-Lewis missed to the left of the target.

45:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:31 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:54

Josh Law sends in a cross. Clearance by Paul Bignot.

44:19

The ball is crossed by Bradley Wood.

42:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andi Thanoj on Paul Clayton. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick.

42:12

Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Ross Atkins catches the ball.

38:54

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

38:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Colbeck - Grimsby 2 - 0 Alfreton Joe Colbeck scores with their right foot. Grimsby 2-0 Alfreton Town.

37:05

The referee penalises Paul Clayton for handball. Free kick taken by Shaun Pearson.

36:20

John Akinde crosses the ball dead.

34:55

The ball is swung over by Aswad Thomas and goes out.

32:52

John Akinde concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Pearson. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

31:30

The ball is delivered by Aswad Thomas. Clearance made by Nick Fenton.

31:08

Andi Thanoj takes a shot.

30:45

Andi Thanoj takes a shot. Blocked by Nick Fenton.

30:13

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line. Clearance made by Chris Westwood.

28:25

Corner from the right by-line taken by Patrick McLaughlin. Shaun Pearson takes a shot. Ross Atkins catches the ball.

26:37

Paul Bignot produces a cross. Clearance made by Chris Westwood.

25:13 Substitution

Substitution Clayton McDonald goes off and Chris Doig comes on.

24:34

The ball is crossed by Joe Colbeck. Nick Fenton makes a clearance.

23:14

John Akinde is ruled offside. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

22:32

John Akinde takes a shot. Shaun Pearson gets a block in.

21:49

A cross is delivered by Patrick McLaughlin. Ross Atkins catches the ball.

21:33

The ball is sent over by John Akinde. Clearance made by Paul Bignot.

20:11

Tom Shaw takes a shot.

18:44

Lenell John-Lewis takes a shot.

18:33

A cross is delivered by Paul Bignot. Clearance by Josh Law.

17:18

The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul Clayton. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

16:41

Patrick McLaughlin delivers the ball. Clearance made by Josh Law.

15:16

Shot by Tom Shaw went wide right of the net.

14:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by Paul Bignot. John McGrath takes the free kick.

12:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Hearn - Grimsby 1 - 0 Alfreton Liam Hearn scores a left footed goal. Grimsby 1-0 Alfreton Town.

11:56

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin. Liam Hearn takes a shot. Ross Atkins gets a block in.

10:09

Josh Law crosses the ball dead.

8:46

Paul Bignot concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Franklin. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

8:27

John Akinde is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Shaun Pearson restarts play with the free kick.

7:47

Connor Franklin crosses the ball. Shaun Pearson manages to make a clearance.

6:54

Aswad Thomas produces a cross. Ross Atkins safely holds on.

5:49

Unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis by Nick Fenton results in a free kick. Clayton McDonald takes the free kick.

4:23

The ball is swung over by Liam Hearn and goes out.

3:40

Connor Franklin fouled by Craig Disley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nick Fenton.

3:25

The ball is crossed by John McGrath. James McKeown catches the ball.

1:40

Nick Fenton challenges Lenell John-Lewis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick McLaughlin shoots direct from the free kick against the wall.

0:00

The match begins.

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