Ross Hannah's hat-trick was only enough to secure Grimsby a point as play-off rivals Alfreton hit back three times.

Kick-off was delayed by 75 minutes after the late arrival of the Grimsby team bus due to heavy traffic.

Hannah converted Scott Neilson's cross for the opener, but Josh Law was teed up by Paul Clayton for the equaliser.

A left-footed shot and penalty saw Hannah twice restore the Mariners' lead but they were pegged back by a John Akinde spot kick and a Clayton strike.

Despite their fightback, Alfreton are now six points adrift of the play-offs with just two games left, while Grimsby move up to third above Halifax, who host Macclesfield on Saturday.

Grimsby Town boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

Post-match: Grimsby Town boss Hurst

"Shaun has done exactly just what I told him not to do at half time, gives away a penalty.

"We scored three goals away from home and we expect to win the game.

"I'm pleased for Ross [Hannah] who gets the ball to take home but I'm sure he will be the first to admit he would have liked it to be with three points as well."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (4)

Alfreton Town

  • 15 Worsnop
  • 25 Jones
  • 02 Wood Booked
  • 07 Law
  • 06 Kempson Booked
  • 21 Rowe-Turner
  • 12 Meadows (Shaw - 60' )
  • 10 Bradley
  • 09 Clayton (Harrad - 89' )
  • 18 Akinde Booked
  • 26 Hoganson (Poku - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Franklin
  • 04 Westwood
  • 08 Shaw
  • 23 Poku
  • 24 Harrad

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Hatton
  • 03 Thomas
  • 04 Kerr
  • 05 Pearson Booked
  • 30 Boyce
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 18 Thanoj
  • 17 Hannah Booked
  • 14 John-Lewis Booked (Cook - 81' )
  • 11 Neilson

Substitutes

  • 07 Colbeck
  • 09 Cook
  • 12 McDonald
  • 27 Fyfield
  • 28 Tounkara
Ref: Peter Banks
Att: 1,771

Match Stats

Shots

10 24

On target

6 7

Corners

0 0

Fouls

16 14

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Alfreton Town 3, Grimsby Town 3.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 3, Grimsby Town 3.

90:00 +3:27

Foul by Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town).

90:00 +3:27

Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +1:32

Attempt blocked. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

89:29

Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

88:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Shaun Harrad replaces Paul Clayton.

88:41

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

88:41

Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

88:30

Attempt blocked. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

87:41

Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

87:41

Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

87:18

Attempt saved. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

86:05

Corner, Alfreton Town.

85:30

Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Sam Hatton with a cross.

84:54

Foul by Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town).

84:54

Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

84:27

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

82:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Godfrey Poku replaces Michael Hoganson.

82:40

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

82:19

Corner, Grimsby Town.

80:48

Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

80:48

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

80:30 Substitution

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

79:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 3, Grimsby Town 3. Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

79:22

Corner, Alfreton Town.

78:46

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

78:46

Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

78:11

Attempt missed. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

77:56

Attempt saved. Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

77:29

Attempt saved. Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

76:36

Attempt missed. Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Neilson with a cross.

75:31

Corner, Grimsby Town.

74:29

Corner, Grimsby Town.

74:16

Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:05

Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).

73:05

Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

71:50

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

70:20 Booking

Booking Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 2, Grimsby Town 3. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

69:01

Penalty conceded by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

69:01

Penalty Grimsby Town. Shaun Pearson draws a foul in the penalty area.

68:29

Corner, Grimsby Town.

68:13

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

67:46

Foul by Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town).

67:46

Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

66:47

Attempt saved. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Ross Hannah with a cross.

66:01

Attempt blocked. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

64:08

Attempt missed. Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

63:34 Booking

Booking Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:28

Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

63:28

Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

62:41

Attempt blocked. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross Hannah with a cross.

62:20

Foul by Josh Law (Alfreton Town).

62:20

Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

61:50

Corner, Grimsby Town.

61:30

Attempt blocked. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

60:36

Offside, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton tries a through ball, but Paul Clayton is caught offside.

60:09

Corner, Grimsby Town.

59:57

Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

59:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Tom Shaw replaces Danny Meadows.

58:28

Attempt missed. Josh Law (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

56:31

Corner, Alfreton Town.

55:05

Corner, Grimsby Town.

51:26

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

51:26

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

51:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 2, Grimsby Town 2. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

50:01 Booking

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

49:55

Penalty conceded by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

49:55

Penalty Alfreton Town. John Akinde draws a foul in the penalty area.

48:13

Corner, Grimsby Town.

48:04

Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Patrick McLaughlin with a cross.

45:00

Second Half begins Alfreton Town 1, Grimsby Town 2.

45:00 +2:40 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Alfreton Town 1, Grimsby Town 2.

45:00 +2:26

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

45:00 +0:21

Corner, Grimsby Town.

44:58

Foul by Andrai Jones (Alfreton Town).

44:58

Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

43:56

Foul by Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town).

43:56

Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

43:28

Foul by Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town).

43:28

Jon Worsnop (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

39:22

Attempt missed. Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Scott Kerr with a cross.

38:44

Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

38:44

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

37:04 Booking

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

36:41

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

36:41

Andrai Jones (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

35:17

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

35:17

Andrai Jones (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

34:23

Corner, Grimsby Town.

33:30 Booking

Booking John Akinde (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33:21

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

33:21

Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

32:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Grimsby Town 2. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lenell John-Lewis.

30:29

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

28:11

Corner, Alfreton Town.

27:24

Corner, Alfreton Town.

26:09

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

25:33

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

25:33

John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

24:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Grimsby Town 1. Josh Law (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Paul Clayton.

22:13

Foul by Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town).

22:13

Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

19:28

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

19:28

Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

18:15 Booking

Booking Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

18:06

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

18:06

Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

16:48

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

16:48

Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

16:38

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

13:45

Corner, Grimsby Town.

13:30

Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Scott Kerr with a cross.

12:50

Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

12:50

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

12:17

Foul by Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town).

12:17

Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

11:30

Offside, Alfreton Town. John Akinde tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

8:53

Attempt missed. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

6:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 0, Grimsby Town 1. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Neilson.

4:54

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

4:54

Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

3:05

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

3:05

Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

2:01

Corner, Alfreton Town.

0:05

Foul by Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town).

0:05

Andrew Boyce (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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