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Just In: FT: Grimsby 2 Eastleigh 1
By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 21/03/2015 14:49
Jolley started in place of Mackreth for Town and John-Lewis returned to the bench.
A brilliant run and cross by Magnay led to an attempt by Jolley which was saved, and Palmer reacted quickest to score from the rebound.
John-Lewis came on and Palmer's shot was spilled by the keeper and LJL had a tap-in to give Town a two goal cushion.
Burton and Magnay had an altercation late in the game which ended in Magnay pushing Burton over. Burton was sent off and Magnay received a yellow card, but it could have been worse.
10-man Eastleigh finally forced a save from McKeown from McAllister's shot. Then the Eastleigh manager got sent off for abuse of the officials.
Eastleigh pulled a goal back in injury time when a long free kick resulted in a goal.
Town only had a minute to hang on which they managed to this week. A scruffy game with an exciting finale finished with Grimsby doing the double over Eastleigh.
Grimsby: McKeown, Magnay, Nsiala, Pearson, Robertson, Jolley, Disley, Clay, Arnold, Palmer, Pittman
Subs: Bignot, Brown, Hannah, John-Lewis, Parslow
Eastleigh: Flitney, Green, Beckwith, Strevens, Turley, Spence, Stanley, Midson, Constable, Howard, Pell
Subs: McAllister, Evans, Partington, Burton, Walker
Referee: Adrian Holmes (West Yorkshire) Match Thread