Match ends, Morecambe 1, Grimsby Town 0.
An early goal from Lee Molyneux gave Morecambe a narrow victory against Grimsby at the Globe Arena.
Molyneux gave the home side the best possible start when he scored his third goal of the season in only the second minute.
Michael Rose surprised everyone in the ground with a corner that he delivered to the edge of the area and Molyneux was on hand to run in and drill a superb left-foot shot from 20 yards through a crowd of bodies and into the left-hand corner of the Grimsby goal.
From there the visitors, with the wind at their backs, enjoyed a greater share of possession and went close to equalising quickly when Gavin Gunning headed Zak Mills' pinpoint cross straight at Barry Roche.
Grimsby continued to press with Jamey Osborne firing a shot wide from the edge of the area before Morecambe went close again after another well-worked set-piece with Andy Fleming's volley from 12 yards out.
Morecambe looked the more threatening side in the second half and had two goals disallowed for offside, with both Paul Mullin and Kevin Ellison denied by the flag.
The Shrimps also hit the woodwork twice, with Mullin heading against the crossbar from close range and Rhys Turner firing against the foot of the post in the last minute of the game.
Grimsby battled to the death and almost scored a last-gasp equaliser when Adi Yussuf wasted a glorious chance after turning neatly in the box.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 21EvansSubstituted forWildigat 70'minutes
- 7MullinSubstituted forTurnerat 85'minutes
- 28GunningBooked at 72minsSubstituted forDaviesat 80'minutes
- 18BolarinwaSubstituted forYussufat 83'minutes
- 32OsborneSubstituted forAsanteat 64'minutes
- Darren Handley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Grimsby Town 0.
Rhys Turner (Morecambe) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Attempt blocked. Rhys Turner (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Substitution, Morecambe. Rhys Turner replaces Paul Mullin.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Adi Yussuf replaces Tom Bolarinwa.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ben Davies replaces Gavin Gunning.
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by James McKeown.
Attempt saved. Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Aaron McGowan (Morecambe).
Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Zak Mills.
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Andrew Fleming.
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.
Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Gavin Gunning (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gavin Gunning (Grimsby Town).
Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron Wildig replaces Antony Evans.