National League
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Grimsby Town 3-1 Wrexham

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."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 5Pearson
  • 2HattonBooked at 90mins
  • 3Thomas
  • 30Boyce
  • 8Disley
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 89'minutes
  • 11NeilsonBooked at 85mins
  • 18Thanoj
  • 29JenningsSubstituted forHannahat 86'minutes
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forCookat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kerr
  • 9Cook
  • 15Bignot
  • 17Hannah
  • 26McLaughlin

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 3Ashton
  • 2Wright
  • 14Tomassen
  • 5Livesey
  • 12KeatesSubstituted forArtellat 90+1'minutes
  • 29Carrington
  • 6Clarke
  • 26AnyinsahSubstituted forOrmerodat 59'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 16Hunt
  • 15OglebySubstituted forHarrisat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mayebi
  • 28Artell
  • 10Ormerod
  • 27Reynolds
  • 8Harris
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
3,506

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 3, Wrexham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 3, Wrexham 1.

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.
Corner, Grimsby Town.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. David Artell replaces Dean Keates.
Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Alex Rodman.
Offside, Wrexham. Mark Carrington tries a through ball, but Mark Carrington is caught offside.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah replaces Connor Jennings.

Booking

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

Booking

Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Offside, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod tries a through ball, but Brett Ormerod is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Jay Harris replaces Robert Ogleby.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Attempt missed. Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andi Thanoj.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.

Substitution

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