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Grimsby Town 1-0 Salford City

Ian Holloway start his new job as Grimsby Town boss on 2 January
Ian Holloway starts his new job as Grimsby Town boss on 2 January

Grimsby Town began life with Ian Holloway with a late League Two victory at home to Salford.

Jamaican striker Ahkeem Rose came off the bench to settle the game with a close-range finish - in front of the watching former QPR and Blackpool manager.

After caretaker manager Anthony Limbrick's final game in charge, Holloway will officially take over at Blundell Park on Thursday morning.

Genuine opportunities were few and far between during the first half - with Adam Rooney dragging wide before seeing a free header well saved by James McKeown.

At the other end, midfielder Jake Hessenthaler struck a venomous drive over the crossbar, following muted claims for a Grimsby penalty as Liam Hogan tussled with Jordan Cook.

Upon the restart, Charles Vernam cut inside on two occasions and fired goalwards.

The in-form Brandon Asante-Thomas was proving to be a handful for Salford, meanwhile, and it took a superb block from Harry Davis to prevent him from opening the scoring.

Asante-Thomas was promptly denied by James McKeown, but it was Rose who produced the match-winning moment for Grimsby.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hendrie
  • 6Waterfall
  • 4Davis
  • 3Gibson
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 15CliftonSubstituted forRoseat 70'minutes
  • 12Robson
  • 19WrightSubstituted forCardwellat 87'minutes
  • 11CookSubstituted forOgbuat 33'minutes
  • 18Vernam

Substitutes

  • 10Whitehouse
  • 14Rose
  • 17Cardwell
  • 20Ogbu
  • 22Hewitt
  • 23Russell
  • 25Pollock

Salford

  • 1Neal
  • 4Threlkeld
  • 5Hogan
  • 15Burgess
  • 3Touray
  • 32Jervis
  • 17TowellBooked at 60mins
  • 18WhiteheadSubstituted forArmstrongat 89'minutes
  • 44Conway
  • 9RooneySubstituted forDieseruvweat 73'minutes
  • 28Thomas-Asante

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 6Piergianni
  • 7Armstrong
  • 12Letheren
  • 13Hughes
  • 20Dieseruvwe
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
4,555

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamSalford
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Salford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Salford City 0.

Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Salford City).

Ethan Robson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City).

Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Hogan (Salford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Luke Armstrong replaces Danny Whitehead.

Attempt blocked. Ibou Touray (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Cardwell replaces Max Wright.

Attempt saved. Craig Conway (Salford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Jervis with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Salford City 0. Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charles Vernam with a cross.

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jake Jervis with a cross.

Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Richard Towell.

Attempt blocked. Ethan Robson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ahkeem Rose.

Attempt blocked. Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Charles Vernam with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Max Wright (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ahkeem Rose.

Attempt saved. Cameron Burgess (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ibou Touray.

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town).

Richard Towell (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City).

Attempt saved. Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Oscar Threlkeld.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Adam Rooney.

Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Whitehead (Salford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ahkeem Rose replaces Harry Clifton.

Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Hogan (Salford City).

Attempt missed. Adam Rooney (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Attempt blocked. Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Towell.

Foul by Max Wright (Grimsby Town).

Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Richard Towell.

Booking

Richard Towell (Salford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Towell (Salford City).

Foul by Max Wright (Grimsby Town).

Ibou Touray (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Swindon25154645271849
2Exeter2513843527847
3Crewe24135646291744
4Bradford24127531191243
5Forest Green2511772719840
6Colchester24109535231239
7Northampton2511683428639
8Cheltenham24911435201538
9Plymouth2311573425938
10Port Vale2581163231135
11Salford258893134-332
12Scunthorpe2587103333031
13Cambridge2587103030031
14Newport237972121030
15Walsall2586112332-930
16Crawley2561093235-328
17Mansfield2569103337-427
18Grimsby236892328-526
19Leyton Orient2568113242-1026
20Oldham2468102537-1226
21Carlisle2567122340-1725
22Macclesfield2351172226-420
23Morecambe2546152044-2418
24Stevenage24211111530-1517
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