Grimsby Town 2-1 Barnet

Grimsby retained fourth place in the Conference Premier with victory over fellow promotion chasers Barnet.

Ross Hannah bagged the opener by smashing a half-volley into the top corner from the edge of the box.

Liam Hearn added the second with a simple right-footed finish after Andy Cook skipped into the box and unselfishly squared to him.

Dave Stephens fired in a stunning volley from 25 yards to halve the deficit, but the Mariners held on.

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Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Post-match: Grimsby manager Hurst

"The players deserve loads of credit.

"We had a tough run in terms of the amount of effort we have had to put into games recently

"At half-time I said Portsmouth would knock the ball around and I spoke about the patience we would need.

"I thought more than any team we have played it would be a very different game at it was."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Cambridge2013612445
2Kidderminster2012351439
3Luton2010821638
4Grimsby1911351136
5Alfreton201118434
6Salisbury191036633
7Nuneaton20965133
8Braintree20956732
9Gateshead201028532
10Halifax20947731
11Barnet20794730
12Welling20857329
13Wrexham21849228
14Forest Green20839327
15Macclesfield20758026
16Lincoln City20758-226
17Hereford20578-322
18Southport206311-1321
19Woking205510-820
20Tamworth205510-1220
21Chester214710-1319
22Dartford215313-2018
23Aldershot20758-216
24Hyde United210318-373
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