Grimsby Town beat Tamworth at Blundell Park to secure their third straight home Conference Premier victory.

Home defender Shaun Pearson broke the deadlock 11 minutes after the break with his second goal in as many games, firing home from 12 yards out.

Ross Hannah then doubled the lead from the penalty spot after Ben Richards-Everton had brought down Craig Disley.

Andy Todd pulled one back, tapping in from six yards, but sub Liam Hearn slotted in the clincher from 12 yards.

Meanwhile, Tamworth have loaned out Jake Jones to Northern Premier League side Kings Lynn Town on a two-month deal.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"A pleasing win today and all the emphasis really was on building on Tuesday night [5-2 win over Dartford].

"So it wasn't a case of we can turn up every now and again. It wasn't as free flowing but a lot of that is down to Tamworth's approach.

"I don't blame them at all for coming and wanting to slow things down.

"We tried to ask questions of them early on and today I thought we had done that and then it kind of got to the point a couple of times we nearly got in off one ball.

"I think we maybe caught between wanting to play a little and still looking for that one ball to get us in. He'll (Ross Hannah) be delighted his name is on the score sheet."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Hatton
  • 05 Pearson
  • 06 Doig
  • 16 Goodall
  • 04 Kerr
  • 08 Disley
  • 11 Neilson (Thomas - 86' )
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 14 John-Lewis (Cook - 78' )
  • 17 Hannah (Hearn - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Thomas
  • 12 McDonald
  • 23 Rodman
  • 09 Cook
  • 10 Hearn

Tamworth

  • 01 Belford
  • 02 Evans Booked
  • 06 Richards-Everton
  • 15 Courtney
  • 19 Capaldi
  • 07 Kerry (Rose - 64' )
  • 08 Baker
  • 20 Todd
  • 27 Wright
  • 17 Peniket
  • 26 Elford-Alliyu

Substitutes

  • 23 Wren
  • 03 Gudger
  • 05 Rose
  • 18 Woolery
  • 10 Byfield
Ref: Handley
Att: 3,105

Match Stats

Shots

11 13

On target

3 5

Corners

4 6

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:04 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:43

Corner taken by Andy Cook from the left by-line.

90:00 +1:37

Corner taken by Craig Disley.

90:00 +1:28

Centre by Aswad Thomas. Cameron Belford punches the ball.

90:00 +0:13

The ball is swung over by Jack Evans. Lateef Elford-Alliyu takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

89:07

Centre by Tony Capaldi. Header at goal by Ben Richards-Everton goes right of the post.

88:09

Andy Cook concedes a free kick for a foul on Duane Courtney. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

87:03

Lateef Elford-Alliyu takes a shot. Craig Disley gets a block in.

86:39

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jack Evans. Clearance by Chris Doig.

85:38 Substitution

Substitution Aswad Thomas on for Scott Neilson.

84:01

Andy Todd produces a cross. Clearance by Sam Hatton.

82:09

Assist on the goal came from Patrick McLaughlin.

82:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Hearn - Grimsby 3 - 1 Tamworth Liam Hearn scores a right footed goal. Grimsby 3-1 Tamworth.

79:31 Substitution

Substitution Ross Hannah goes off and Liam Hearn comes on.

77:13 Substitution

Substitution Lenell John-Lewis leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Cook.

76:15

Ross Hannah is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

72:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Todd - Grimsby 2 - 1 Tamworth Andy Todd scores a right footed goal. Grimsby 2-1 Tamworth.

70:35

The ball is delivered by Alan Goodall. Ben Richards-Everton manages to make a clearance.

69:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Todd on Patrick McLaughlin. Alan Goodall takes the free kick.

68:04

Lateef Elford-Alliyu takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

66:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross Hannah - Grimsby 2 - 0 Tamworth Penalty taken left-footed by Ross Hannah and scored. Grimsby 2-0 Tamworth.

64:54

Ben Richards-Everton concedes a Penalty for a foul on Craig Disley.

64:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ross Hannah. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

63:37 Substitution

Substitution Lloyd Kerry goes off and Jordan Rose comes on.

63:23

Mark Wright takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

61:55

Shot by Lenell John-Lewis went wide of the right-hand post.

61:21

Ross Hannah takes a shot. Cameron Belford catches the ball.

59:43

Unfair challenge on Ross Hannah by Ben Richards-Everton results in a free kick. Sam Hatton has an effort direct from the free kick that flies over the crossbar.

59:03

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

58:36

Lateef Elford-Alliyu takes a shot. James McKeown safely holds on.

57:01

Lloyd Kerry challenges Patrick McLaughlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

55:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Pearson - Grimsby 1 - 0 Tamworth Shaun Pearson scores with their right foot. Grimsby 1-0 Tamworth.

55:09

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

51:18

Sam Hatton fouled by Richie Baker, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Ross Hannah from the free kick and misses right of the target.

47:57

Unfair challenge on Duane Courtney by Lenell John-Lewis results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

46:31

Corner taken by Jack Evans from the left by-line. James McKeown catches the ball.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:38 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

43:33

Ben Richards-Everton concedes a free kick for a foul on Lenell John-Lewis. Patrick McLaughlin takes the free kick.

42:57

Mark Wright takes a shot. James McKeown catches the ball.

40:32

Mark Wright sends in a cross. James McKeown catches the ball.

40:24

The ball is swung over by Mark Wright. Clearance by Chris Doig.

38:39

Corner taken by Jack Evans from the left by-line. Clearance made by Patrick McLaughlin.

38:25

Jack Evans takes a shot. Shaun Pearson gets a block in.

36:44

Andy Todd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Neilson. Alan Goodall takes the free kick.

34:07

Corner taken by Jack Evans. James McKeown gets a fist to the ball to punch .

33:11

Header at goal by Lenell John-Lewis misses left of the target.

33:04

Scott Neilson delivers the ball. Clearance made by Tony Capaldi.

30:40

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jack Evans. Header by Richard Peniket goes harmlessly over the bar.

29:59

Tony Capaldi crosses the ball. Chris Doig makes a clearance.

28:06

Corner taken by Tony Capaldi from the right by-line.

27:49

Lateef Elford-Alliyu takes a shot. Chris Doig gets a block in.

27:35

Patrick McLaughlin crosses the ball. Tony Capaldi manages to make a clearance.

26:31

Unfair challenge on Richie Baker by Patrick McLaughlin results in a free kick. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

25:43

Chris Doig concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Peniket. Tony Capaldi restarts play with the free kick.

23:24

The referee blows for offside. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

21:43

Craig Disley takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

20:00

Mark Wright takes a shot. James McKeown catches the ball.

19:28

Andy Todd handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Alan Goodall takes the free kick.

18:47

The ball is delivered by Scott Neilson. Clearance by Ben Richards-Everton.

17:51

Shot by Lateef Elford-Alliyu went wide right of the target.

17:12

Alan Goodall delivers the ball.

14:59

Foul by Duane Courtney on Ross Hannah, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Sam Hatton from the free kick and hits the woodwork.

14:42

Scott Neilson takes a shot. Blocked by Duane Courtney.

13:03

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

10:09

Scott Neilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Evans. Free kick taken by Jack Evans.

8:38

Lenell John-Lewis takes a shot.

6:53 Booking

Booking

6:47

Foul by Jack Evans on Scott Neilson, free kick awarded. Jack Evans goes into the book. Free kick taken by Alan Goodall.

6:09

Centre by Tony Capaldi. Clearance by Patrick McLaughlin.

4:58

The ball is swung over by Jack Evans. Chris Doig manages to make a clearance.

2:20

Craig Disley concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony Capaldi. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

0:14

Foul by Shaun Pearson on Richard Peniket, free kick awarded. Tony Capaldi restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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