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Grimsby Town 1-2 Harrogate Town

Newly-promoted Harrogate moved up to fourth in League Two after edging out mid-table Grimsby 2-1 at Blundell Park.

Jack Muldoon scored twice for the visitors - grabbing his fifth and sixth goals of the season either side of a James Tilley strike.

Harrogate, who have now recorded three straight wins, had their first handed to them on a plate via James McKeown's loose clearance.

George Thomson picked up the pieces out wide before cutting back to Muldoon, who made no mistake with a firm right-footed finish.

That initial lead lasted just 45 seconds, however, as returning Grimsby winger Tilley found the bottom corner on the break.

Despite being pegged back, the Yorkshiremen regained the initiative and went into half-time 2-1 ahead after Muldoon once again found himself in the right place at the right time.

Upon the restart, strikers Montel Gibson and Virgil Gomis both took aim for Ian Holloway's men.

At the other end, meanwhile, Josh Falkingham stung the palms of McKeown as Aaron Martin also sent one into the side netting.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 15CliftonBooked at 70mins
  • 2HendrieBooked at 48mins
  • 6Waterfall
  • 25PollockBooked at 45mins
  • 3PrestonBooked at 56mins
  • 21TilleyBooked at 61mins
  • 14SpokesSubstituted forHansonat 68'minutes
  • 36Morton
  • 12Gibson
  • 20EdwardsSubstituted forBennettat 7'minutesSubstituted forGomisat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hanson
  • 13Battersby
  • 16Jackson Jr
  • 18Mohsni
  • 29Starbuck
  • 37Bennett
  • 38Gomis

Harrogate

  • 1Belshaw
  • 2Fallowfield
  • 5Smith
  • 20Hall
  • 6Burrell
  • 7ThomsonBooked at 42mins
  • 4Falkingham
  • 17KerryBooked at 73minsSubstituted forKiernanat 84'minutes
  • 19MillerSubstituted forKirbyat 75'minutes
  • 18Muldoon
  • 10MartinSubstituted forSteadat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 13Cracknell
  • 14Kiernan
  • 15Kirby
  • 16Stead
  • 23Walker
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamHarrogate
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away0
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Harrogate Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Harrogate Town 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Harrogate Town. Jon Stead replaces Aaron Martin.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Muldoon (Harrogate Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Martin with a headed pass.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Harrogate Town. Warren Burrell tries a through ball, but Aaron Martin is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town).

  7. Post update

    Warren Burrell (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Montel Gibson (Grimsby Town).

  9. Post update

    Warren Burrell (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Muldoon (Harrogate Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Brendan Kiernan.

  11. Post update

    James Tilley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Josh Falkingham (Harrogate Town).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Harrogate Town. Brendan Kiernan replaces Lloyd Kerry.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Danny Preston (Grimsby Town).

  15. Post update

    George Thomson (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Montel Gibson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Montel Gibson (Grimsby Town).

  18. Post update

    Warren Burrell (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Ryan Fallowfield.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Harrogate Town. Connor Kirby replaces Calvin Miller.