Lois Maynard scored the only goal of the game as Halifax maintained their play-off push with a win over promotion rivals Grimsby.

Maynard opened the scoring with a stunning strike from 25 yards.

Ryan Crowther came close to making it 2-0 in the closing stages but his effort was blocked before Paul Marshall fired over the rebound.

The result sees Halifax leapfrog Grimsby into third spot after a seventh consecutive clean sheet.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

Post-match: Grimsby Town boss Hurst

"I don't like losing. We lost to the in-form team in the league, so we've had that two weeks running with Woking and then Halifax. I didn't think there was anything in the game in all honesty, we've lost to an excellent strike.

"I think all night it was a frantic night to be honest. I think when they go 1-0 up they're just happy to clear the ball and sort of not too interested where it goes.

"We had the best chance in the game there's no getting away from that."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (4)

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 30 Boyce
  • 02 Hatton
  • 05 Pearson Booked
  • 03 Thomas Booked
  • 07 Colbeck (McLaughlin - 69' )
  • 11 Neilson
  • 08 Disley
  • 04 Kerr Booked (Thanoj - 82' )
  • 28 Tounkara (Hannah - 69' )
  • 09 Cook

Substitutes

  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 12 McDonald
  • 17 Hannah
  • 27 Fyfield
  • 18 Thanoj

FC Halifax Town

  • 01 Glennon
  • 06 Lowe
  • 20 Maynard Booked
  • 03 McManus
  • 05 Pearson
  • 15 Roberts Booked
  • 23 Smith Booked
  • 29 Bolton Booked
  • 18 Marshall
  • 11 Gregory
  • 40 Spencer (Crowther - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 14 Wilson
  • 28 Crowther
  • 22 Ainge
  • 07 Smith
  • 12 Senior
Ref: Wayne Barratt
Att: 4,374

Match Stats

Shots

9 12

On target

2 3

Corners

0 0

Fouls

13 6

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

90:00 +4:00 Booking

Booking James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +3:00

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

90:00 +3:00

Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +2:39

Attempt saved. James McKeown (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

88:19

Attempt missed. Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

86:31

Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

82:47

Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

82:47

Chris Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

81:39 Substitution

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

80:57

Attempt missed. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

80:26

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

80:15

Attempt blocked. Ryan Crowther (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

79:34

Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

74:40

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

74:06

Corner, Grimsby Town.

73:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ryan Crowther replaces Scott Spencer.

72:45 Booking

Booking Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72:34

Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

72:34

Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

72:18

Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

72:18

Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

71:48

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

71:32

Attempt blocked. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

68:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Joe Colbeck.

68:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah replaces Oumare Tounkara.

65:05

Attempt missed. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

63:25

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

63:25

Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

62:52

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

60:14

Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

60:14

Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

59:34

Hand ball by Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town).

57:45

Hand ball by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

54:05

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

54:05

Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

51:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Grimsby Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Matthew Pearson.

48:39

Attempt missed. Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

46:17

Attempt missed. Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

45:00 +1:27 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

45:00 +1:13

Attempt saved. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

44:27

Attempt missed. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

43:50 Booking

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

43:41

Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

43:41

Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

37:31

Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).

37:31

Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

36:20 Booking

Booking Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

36:09

Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).

36:09

Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

32:59 Booking

Booking Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32:48

Foul by Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town).

32:48

Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

32:38

Attempt blocked. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:52

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

31:52

Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

31:07

Corner, Grimsby Town.

26:53

Corner, Grimsby Town.

24:06

Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

24:06

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

22:12

Attempt missed. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Kerr.

21:40

Corner, Grimsby Town.

17:29 Booking

Booking Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

17:12

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

17:12

Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

16:10

Offside, Grimsby Town. Oumare Tounkara tries a through ball, but Oumare Tounkara is caught offside.

15:53

Attempt saved. Scott Spencer (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

14:56

Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

14:56

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

14:26

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

13:34

Attempt missed. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

12:37 Booking

Booking Chris Smith (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

12:07

Foul by Chris Smith (FC Halifax Town).

12:07

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

10:37

Attempt missed. Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

3:56

Attempt blocked. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

2:48

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

1:50

Foul by Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town).

1:50

Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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