Craig Disley and Andy Cook's late goals gave Grimsby's play-off hopes a boost and denied Wrexham a point.

The Mariners had the better of the first half and Scott Neilson beat Andy Coughlin to give them the lead.

Wrexham were level before the interval when Shaun Pearson deflected Johnny Hunt's low cross into his own net.

But Disley headed home a cross from Aswad Thomas with three minutes left and Cook muscled his way through for a third in stoppage time.

Wrexham caretaker manager Billy Barr told BBC Radio Wales:

"The boys in there are lower than they've been but it could get worse before it gets better and that's what is the reality of the situation that we're in. They're desperate to do well.

"The next week will resolve the manager's position one way or another but I keep saying to the boys it's them that's going to be here regardless of who is stood in the technical area.

"It's them that have to make sure that the teams below are not creeping up because it's a precarious position with nine games left."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 05 Pearson
  • 02 Hatton Booked
  • 03 Thomas
  • 30 Boyce
  • 08 Disley
  • 23 Rodman (McLaughlin - 89' )
  • 11 Neilson Booked
  • 18 Thanoj
  • 29 Jennings (Hannah - 86' )
  • 14 John-Lewis (Cook - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Kerr
  • 09 Cook
  • 15 Bignot
  • 17 Hannah
  • 26 McLaughlin

Wrexham

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 03 Ashton
  • 02 Wright
  • 14 Tomassen
  • 05 Livesey
  • 12 Keates (Artell - 91' )
  • 29 Carrington
  • 06 Clarke
  • 26 Anyinsah (Ormerod - 59' Booked )
  • 16 Hunt
  • 15 Ogleby (Harris - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Mayebi
  • 28 Artell
  • 10 Ormerod
  • 27 Reynolds
  • 08 Harris
Ref: Jason Whiteley
Att: 3,506

Match Stats

Shots

18 7

On target

7 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

7 7

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Grimsby Town 3, Wrexham 1.

90:00 +5:16 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 3, Wrexham 1.

90:00 +4:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Grimsby Town 3, Wrexham 1. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

90:00 +3:18

Corner, Grimsby Town.

90:00 +2:23 Booking

Booking Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. David Artell replaces Dean Keates.

90:00 +0:06

Corner, Grimsby Town.

88:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Alex Rodman.

88:44

Offside, Wrexham. Mark Carrington tries a through ball, but Mark Carrington is caught offside.

86:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Wrexham 1. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aswad Thomas with a cross.

85:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah replaces Connor Jennings.

84:05 Booking

Booking Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

82:26 Booking

Booking Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82:06

Offside, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod tries a through ball, but Brett Ormerod is caught offside.

80:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Jay Harris replaces Robert Ogleby.

77:58

Corner, Grimsby Town.

75:32

Attempt missed. Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andi Thanoj.

75:07

Corner, Grimsby Town.

74:12

Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.

71:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

70:21

Foul by Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town).

70:21

Danny Livesey (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

67:06

Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

66:50

Attempt missed. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Hatton with a cross.

65:44

Hand ball by Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town).

63:15

Offside, Grimsby Town. Scott Neilson tries a through ball, but Scott Neilson is caught offside.

63:00

Foul by Danny Livesey (Wrexham).

63:00

Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

61:37

Corner, Grimsby Town.

60:47

Corner, Grimsby Town.

60:17

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

60:17

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

59:56

Attempt missed. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Alex Rodman with a cross.

59:14

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

58:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod replaces Joe Anyinsah.

57:37

Corner, Wrexham.

56:17

Foul by Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town).

56:17

Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

55:39

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

55:20

Attempt blocked. Mark Carrington (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

53:44

Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Andi Thanoj.

53:17

Corner, Grimsby Town.

51:36

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

51:36

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

47:51

Foul by Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham).

47:51

Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 1, Wrexham 1.

45:00 +2:44 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Wrexham 1.

45:00 +2:30

Attempt saved. Stephen Wright (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

45:00 +1:32

Foul by Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town).

45:00 +1:32

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

44:07 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Shaun Pearson, Grimsby Town. Grimsby Town 1, Wrexham 1.

43:04

Attempt missed. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box.

37:18

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot is blocked.

35:50

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot misses to the right.

35:06

Corner, Grimsby Town.

34:20

Hand ball by Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham).

31:54

Foul by Danny Livesey (Wrexham).

31:54

Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

27:54

Foul by Johnny Hunt (Wrexham).

27:54

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

26:04

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

25:18

Foul by Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town).

25:18

Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

23:55

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

20:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Wrexham 0. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lenell John-Lewis.

20:04

Attempt missed. Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

16:16

Attempt missed. Dean Keates (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

14:13

Attempt blocked. Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

12:44

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

12:44

Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

8:03

Attempt saved. Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved.

7:24

Foul by Steve Tomassen (Wrexham).

7:24

Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

5:27

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

5:09

Attempt saved. Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

1:45

Attempt missed. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Connor Jennings with a cross.

1:16

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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