Alex Rodman scored his sixth goal of the season as 10-man Grimsby edged closer to the Conference Premier play-off places with victory over Hereford.

Rodman broke the deadlock in the second half with a sensational strike into the top corner from the edge of the area.

Scott Kerr saw red 10 minutes later for a second yellow card but they held on.

The result left Grimsby outside the play-offs on goal difference only but with two games in hand, while United are just one point above the drop zone.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Today there was no real excuse. It was a nice pitch, a nice day - I just didn't think we played with enough urgency right from the off.

"One piece of excellent play from Alex Rodman sort of won us the game.

"We got there and the table looks better so I'm pleased in a sense, but I certainly want more from us as a team.

"Scott Kerr is a wholehearted player and he leads by example. I said it at half-time and I said it after the game, we have to try and take his lead a little bit."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Hereford United

  • 21 Lloyd-Weston
  • 12 Collins
  • 06 Graham Booked
  • 03 Bush
  • 07 Purdie
  • 04 James (Williams - 71' )
  • 16 Artus Booked
  • 17 Brown
  • 32 Bowen (Leadbitter - 71' )
  • 10 Sharp (Walker - 56' )
  • 11 Smith

Substitutes

  • 30 Williams
  • 02 Leadbitter
  • 09 Walker
  • 05 McDonald
  • 22 Edge

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Thomas
  • 30 Boyce Booked
  • 05 Pearson
  • 02 Hatton
  • 08 Disley
  • 04 Kerr Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 23 Rodman
  • 11 Neilson (Thanoj - 74' )
  • 29 Jennings (Hannah - 64' )
  • 09 Cook (John-Lewis - 64' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 12 McDonald
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 18 Thanoj
  • 17 Hannah
  • 14 John-Lewis
Ref: Kevin Johnson
Att: 2,545

Match Stats

Shots

9 8

On target

0 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

14 14

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hereford United 0, Grimsby Town 1.

90:00 +6:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hereford United 0, Grimsby Town 1.

90:00 +5:13

Offside, Grimsby Town. Alex Rodman tries a through ball, but Alex Rodman is caught offside.

90:00 +4:41

Foul by Chris Bush (Hereford United).

90:00 +4:41

Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +3:54 Booking

Booking Luke Graham (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +3:37

Foul by Luke Graham (Hereford United).

90:00 +3:37

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +0:56 Booking

Booking Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89:47

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

89:47

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

88:07

Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

86:46

Attempt saved. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

85:18

Corner, Grimsby Town.

85:05

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

84:12

Attempt missed. Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

80:18 Booking

Booking Frankie Artus (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80:07

Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).

80:07

Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

78:35

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

78:35

Sam Smith (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

77:57

Corner, Hereford United.

76:59 Booking

Booking Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:55

Foul by Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town).

76:55

Dan Walker (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

75:46

Attempt missed. Cory Williams (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

73:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andi Thanoj replaces Scott Neilson.

73:18

Attempt missed. Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Frankie Artus.

72:59

Corner, Hereford United.

72:44

Attempt blocked. Cory Williams (Hereford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

71:56 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) for a bad foul.

71:48

Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

71:48

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

70:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Daniel Leadbitter replaces Jarrod Bowen.

70:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Cory Williams replaces Kingsley James.

70:28

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

70:28

Jarrod Bowen (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

69:43

Corner, Grimsby Town.

68:04

Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hereford United).

68:04

Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

66:27

Foul by Kingsley James (Hereford United).

66:27

Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

65:43

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

63:27 Substitution

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

63:27 Substitution

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

61:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hereford United 0, Grimsby Town 1. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Disley.

59:17

Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).

59:17

Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

56:45

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

56:45

Frankie Artus (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

55:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Dan Walker replaces Chris Sharp because of an injury.

55:49

Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

55:49

Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

54:21

Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).

54:21

Jarrod Bowen (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

50:58

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

50:58

Chris Bush (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Hereford United 0, Grimsby Town 0.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hereford United 0, Grimsby Town 0.

43:20

Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).

43:20

Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

41:31

Foul by Jonathan Brown (Hereford United).

41:31

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

38:56

Offside, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook tries a through ball, but Andy Cook is caught offside.

38:03

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

38:03

Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

37:32

Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

37:32

Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

35:33

Offside, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook tries a through ball, but Andy Cook is caught offside.

33:02

Foul by Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town).

33:02

Jarrod Bowen (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

30:36

Corner, Grimsby Town.

30:23

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

28:50

Corner, Grimsby Town.

27:24

Hand ball by Sam Smith (Hereford United).

23:57

Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).

23:57

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

22:46 Booking

Booking Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

22:17

Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

22:17

Kingsley James (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

21:42

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

21:07

Attempt missed. Jarrod Bowen (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

19:55

Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Rodman with a cross.

18:43

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Kerr with a cross.

17:32

Foul by Chris Sharp (Hereford United).

17:32

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

12:36

Foul by Chris Bush (Hereford United).

12:36

Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

10:51

Corner, Hereford United.

10:24

Attempt blocked. Kingsley James (Hereford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

9:54

Foul by Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town).

9:54

Frankie Artus (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

3:59

Attempt missed. Chris Sharp (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

3:25

Corner, Hereford United.

3:07

Attempt blocked. Sam Smith (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

2:09

Foul by Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town).

2:09

Sam Smith (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

0:09

Foul by Jonathan Brown (Hereford United).

0:09

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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