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Grimsby Town 1-0 Barrow

Grimsby chalked up their first victory in five League Two games with a win against new boys Barrow.

Montel Gibson scored the only goal after 60 minutes at Blundell Park - slotting home his second for the club from close range.

A frantic start to the evening saw Barrow striker Dior Angus denied by Grimsby's James McKeown, who palmed his stinging drive over the crossbar.

At the other end, Max Wright ought to have opened the scoring with a header, while summer signing Gibson also went close.

Chances proved to be at a premium for the rest of the first half, though, as the sides went into half-time goalless.

It was a similar story upon the restart, too, before Wright sparked the game into life with an inviting cross that Gibson turned into the net with his left foot.

On-loan Barrow substitute Jayden Reid came within inches of an equaliser when he dragged against the post, but the Bluebirds ultimately slipped to their first defeat in five outings.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1McKeownBooked at 89mins
  • 2Hendrie
  • 6WaterfallBooked at 77mins
  • 25Pollock
  • 15Clifton
  • 26TaylorSubstituted forMortonat 72'minutes
  • 37BennettSubstituted forPrestonat 80'minutes
  • 4Rose
  • 8Windsor
  • 12Gibson
  • 19WrightSubstituted forWilliamsat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Preston
  • 7Green
  • 10Williams
  • 11Scannell
  • 13Battersby
  • 32Idehen
  • 36Morton

Barrow

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Dixon
  • 6HirdBooked at 41mins
  • 5PlattBooked at 71mins
  • 3Brough
  • 27Barry
  • 4TaylorSubstituted forSeaat 81'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 2Brown
  • 25BigginsSubstituted forTaylorat 57'minutes
  • 20AngusSubstituted forReidat 56'minutes
  • 33James

Substitutes

  • 18Zouma
  • 19Wilson
  • 21Maloney
  • 26Sea
  • 28Taylor
  • 29Reid
Referee:
Alan Young

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Barrow 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Barrow 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Danny Rose tries a through ball, but Owen Windsor is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Patrick Brough (Barrow).

  7. Booking

    James McKeown (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Patrick Brough (Barrow) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Jones with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Barrow. Conceded by Matthew Pollock.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jayden Reid (Barrow) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Brown.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Barrow. Conceded by Matthew Pollock.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jayden Reid (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke James.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Jones (Barrow) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Chris Taylor.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Barrow. Dimitri Sea replaces Jason Taylor.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Williams (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Clifton.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Danny Preston replaces Kyle Bennett.

  17. Post update

    Jayden Reid (Barrow) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Matthew Platt following a fast break.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Bennett (Grimsby Town).

  19. Post update

    Michael Jones (Barrow) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Booking

    Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.