Grimsby secured a convincing victory over Dartford to move up to eighth in the Conference Premier.

Danny Harris slotted the Darts in front early on, but Pat McLaughlin smashed in the equaliser and Shaun Pearson's header made it 2-1 to the Mariners.

Scott Neilson's ball was nodded in by Lenell John-Lewis for a third before substitute Lee Noble's quick free-kick pulled one back for the visitors.

Scott Kerr and Craig Disley efforts in the last five minutes sealed the win.

Kerr drilled home through a host of players in the 85th minute, before Disley tucked home after Liam Hearn's initial shot had crashed against the post.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"The lads looked confident. I asked them for a quick start and I think I got that. Although we ended up going a goal behind I thought we started the game well.

"I thought we kept the ball as well as probably we have done ever since I joined the football club and that's what I have been trying to get across. Tonight it all came together, other days it wont.

"I was pleased with the response after going 1-0 down despite that effort, but I think the quicker we got that goal the better for the team."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 05 Pearson
  • 06 Doig
  • 15 Bignot
  • 16 Goodall
  • 04 Kerr
  • 11 Neilson (Thomas - 86' )
  • 19 Jones (Disley - 69' )
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 14 John-Lewis
  • 17 Hannah (Hearn - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Thomas
  • 12 McDonald
  • 08 Disley
  • 09 Cook
  • 10 Hearn

Dartford

  • 01 Julian
  • 04 Stirling (Noble - 17' )
  • 05 Clarke
  • 19 Fry
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 15 Collier
  • 20 Burns
  • 30 Woodyard Booked (Ibemere - 80' )
  • 07 Hayes (Cornhill - 80' )
  • 11 Harris
  • 16 Birchall

Substitutes

  • 06 Cornhill
  • 08 Noble
  • 18 Ibemere
  • 28 Ronnie Vint
Ref: Whiteley
Att: 2,503

Match Stats

Shots

25 7

On target

16 5

Corners

12 1

Fouls

8 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:41 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:23

The assist for the goal came from Liam Hearn.

90:00 +2:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Disley - Grimsby 5 - 2 Dartford Craig Disley grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Grimsby 5-2 Dartford.

90:00 +1:50

Aswad Thomas delivers the ball. Liam Hearn takes a shot.

90:00 +0:54

Liam Hearn takes a shot. Alan Julian catches the ball.

89:22

Liam Hearn is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.

88:33

Corner taken by Lee Noble from the left by-line. Clearance made by Patrick McLaughlin.

87:53

Scott Kerr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Harris. Free kick taken by Lee Burns.

85:48 Substitution

Substitution Aswad Thomas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Neilson.

84:35

The assist for the goal came from Scott Neilson.

84:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Kerr - Grimsby 4 - 2 Dartford Scott Kerr grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Grimsby 4-2 Dartford.

83:05

Scott Kerr takes a shot. Diving save by Alan Julian.The ball is swung over by Scott Neilson.

79:46 Substitution

Substitution (Dartford) makes a substitution, with Uche Ibemere coming on for Alex Woodyard.

79:46 Substitution

Substitution Max Cornhill replaces Ryan Hayes.

78:21

Liam Hearn takes a shot. Diving save by Alan Julian.Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin. Chris Doig takes a shot.

77:17

Patrick McLaughlin delivers the ball. Adam Birchall makes a clearance.

76:11

Ryan Hayes is ruled offside. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

73:37

Alan Goodall takes the free kick.

73:37 Substitution

Substitution Liam Hearn is brought on as a substitute for Ross Hannah.

73:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Fry on Lenell John-Lewis.

72:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis by Matt Fry. Patrick McLaughlin crosses the ball in from the free kick. Clearance made by Kenny Clark.

71:04 Booking

Booking

70:46

Shaun Pearson fouled by Alex Woodyard, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Alex Woodyard a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

70:04

Centre by Ryan Hayes. James McKeown safely holds on.

68:10

James McKeown takes the free kick.

68:10 Substitution

Substitution Craig Disley on for Ritchie Jones.

68:10

Lee Burns is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

64:02

Patrick McLaughlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Hayes. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.

63:17

The ball is crossed by Danny Harris. Ritchie Jones makes a clearance.

62:01

The ball is sent over by Lenell John-Lewis. Clearance made by Nathan Collier.

60:22

Ross Hannah takes a shot. Diving save by Alan Julian.Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin. Clearance made by Kenny Clark.

56:47

Lee Burns sends in a cross. Danny Harris takes a shot. James McKeown catches the ball.

55:35

Scott Neilson takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

54:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Noble - Grimsby 3 - 2 Dartford Lee Noble scores direct from the free kick. Grimsby 3-2 Dartford.

54:01

Scott Kerr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Harris.

53:06

Ryan Hayes takes a shot. James McKeown safely holds on.

51:38

Ritchie Jones takes a shot. Alan Julian catches the ball. The referee blows for offside against Lenell John-Lewis. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.

50:10

Ritchie Jones takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

48:03

Short corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the left by-line. Scott Kerr takes a shot. Matt Fry makes a clearance.

45:44

Nathan Collier challenges Lenell John-Lewis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Goodall restarts play with the free kick. The referee blows for offside against Ross Hannah. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:49

Patrick McLaughlin takes a shot. Alan Julian catches the ball.

45:00 +0:48

Ross Hannah takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

44:23

Alan Goodall has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

42:42

Assist on the goal came from Scott Neilson.

42:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Lenell John-Lewis - Grimsby 3 - 1 Dartford Lenell John-Lewis scores with a header. Grimsby 3-1 Dartford.

41:47

Corner from the right by-line taken by Patrick McLaughlin. Kenny Clark makes a clearance. Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin. Clearance by Alan Julian.

39:29

Lenell John-Lewis takes a shot.

35:50

The assist for the goal came from Patrick McLaughlin.

35:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Pearson - Grimsby 2 - 1 Dartford Shaun Pearson scores. Grimsby 2-1 Dartford.

35:33

Corner from the right by-line taken by Patrick McLaughlin.

35:05

Unfair challenge on Scott Kerr by Lee Noble results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

34:01

Corner from the left by-line taken by Patrick McLaughlin. Clearance made by Ryan Hayes.

33:45

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line. Kenny Clark manages to make a clearance.

33:06

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line. Elliot Bradbrook manages to make a clearance.

31:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Patrick McLaughlin - Grimsby 1 - 1 Dartford Patrick McLaughlin slots the ball left footed into the goal. Grimsby 1-1 Dartford.

30:06

Chris Doig gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Harris. Centre by Ryan Hayes. Elliot Bradbrook takes a shot. James McKeown safely holds on.

27:42

Patrick McLaughlin takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Alan Julian dives and deflects the ball away.Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the left by-line. Clearance by Elliot Bradbrook.

26:10

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line. Clearance made by Elliot Bradbrook.

24:41

Unfair challenge on Lee Noble by Scott Kerr results in a free kick. Alan Julian takes the free kick.

23:09

Assist on the goal came from Lee Noble.

23:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Harris - Grimsby 0 - 1 Dartford Danny Harris grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Grimsby 0-1 Dartford.

22:49

Scott Neilson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Kenny Clark takes the free kick.

22:08

Adam Birchall takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

21:04

Lenell John-Lewis takes a shot. Alan Julian safely holds on.

19:35

Ross Hannah produces a cross. Clearance by Matt Fry.

18:47

Shot by Lenell John-Lewis went wide of the left-hand upright.

18:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Burns on Lenell John-Lewis. Alan Goodall takes the free kick.

14:14 Substitution

Substitution Lee Noble on for Tyrone Sterling.

14:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Kerr on Adam Birchall. Ryan Hayes crosses the ball in from the free kick.

13:55

Scott Neilson takes a shot. Elliot Bradbrook gets a block in.

12:18

Lenell John-Lewis takes a shot. Alan Julian catches the ball.

10:01

Alan Goodall produces a cross. Header at goal by Lenell John-Lewis goes over the bar. The referee blows for offside against Danny Harris. James McKeown takes the free kick.

8:39

The ball is sent over by Ryan Hayes. James McKeown safely holds on.

6:48

Ryan Hayes concedes a free kick for a foul on Lenell John-Lewis. Alan Goodall crosses the ball in from the free kick. Alan Julian catches the ball.

5:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Kerr on Tyrone Sterling. A cross is delivered by Alex Woodyard. Adam Birchall takes a shot.

4:07

Patrick McLaughlin challenges Elliot Bradbrook unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Harris takes the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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