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05:47 18th July 2013
By  Chris Stephenson

Hyde 0 Grimsby Town 1

THE Mariners claimed their third win of the season against Hyde thanks to a solitary goal from Alex Rodman.


Scott and Hurst made a few changes for the trip across the Pennines, to the side that secured Town's first home win against Alfreton on Saturday.


Sam Hatton and Chris Doig replaced Bignot who dropped to the bench, and Clayton McDonald who didn't make the squad.


The back four for Town were Thomas, Pearson, Doig and Hatton. Thanoj, Disley and McLaughlin were in midfield, and Lennell John-Lewis was joined by Liam Hearn and Joe Colbeck to make up a three pronged attack.


Hyde started brightly, keeping the ball very well. They were nearly gifted a chance inside 3 minutes when the ball bounced off Hatton, and that allowed Tom Collins in behind the defence, but McKeown was quick off his lines to snatch the ball from the attackers feet.


The home side thought they'd scored after 7 minutes when Scott Spencer broke through a shaky Mariners defence, but his effort was deflected past the post.


The resulting corner saw McKeown called into action, producing a fantastic save from Alex Brown's header.


Town started to come into the game more around the quarter hour mark, having weathered the early storm, they began to apply some pressure of their own.


After stringing together a number of passes, Disley showed good vision to pick out Colbeck on the right, but Colbeck was unable to control and the ball went out of play.


A long ball from the defence nearly found its way into the path of Spencer for the home side but McKeown again reacted quickly to claim the ball.


Town had a great chance to break the deadlock on 20 minutes when John-Lewis teed up Disley, but he blazed his twenty yard effort well over.


Two minutes later Hatton whipped in a good cross for the visitors- but it was too deep in the end and Noone was there to connect.


Liam Hearn went on a great run down the left hand side for Grimsby on the half hour, but his final ball lacked a decent connection, and was claimed by a defender.


John-Lewis created a great chance for the Mariners on 32 minutes, after worming his way around the defence, advancing on a great run through the middle but again, no one was there to connect with the final ball.


Hyde managed to break through the Grimsby defence again on 35 minutes. Louis Almond's cross however, too easy for the defence.


Lennel John Lewis teed up Paddy McLaughlin 20 yards from goal 5 minutes before the break, although there was a fair amount of power behind the shot, it still went straight at the keeper.


Tom Collins then shot straight at McKeown for Hyde at the other end.


Colbeck found himself in the book two minutes before the break after a rash challenge on Almond.


Lennell John Lewis would have broken through for the visitors, but was caught offisde in virtually the last action of the half.


The managers made no change to the Grimsby team at half time.


A slip up by the home defence allowed Colbeck to whip the ball in, but his connection wasnt good enough and Hyde regained the ball.


McLaughlin then found John-Lewis with a clever through ball but the forward was offside.


Liam Hearn then teed up McLaughlin who shot straight at the keeper as Grimsby showed dominance in the early stages of the half.


Colbeck then found John-Lewis with a brilliant cross- but his header went over the bar.


Liam Tomsett then had a shot brilliantly saved by McKeown from 25 yards- as Hyde began to exert the same pressure they put on in the first half.


Matty Mainwaring then replaced Tom Collins for the home side in the first substitution of the game.


Grimsby's next chance came from a throw in. It was McLaughlin who received the ball and he did well to turn and shoot from a tricky angle- forcing the keeper to make a difficult save.


Alex Rodman came into play for the Mariners, replacing Liam Hearn on 65 minutes. Connor Hughes replaced David Poole for the home side.


Hughes nearly made an instant impact, running well down the right hand side and whipping in a very dangerous ball that would have been goalbound with a better connection from Almond.


Lennell John Lewis was booked for a late challenge on Almond with 20 minutes to go.


The Mariners found their breakthrough immediately after when Joe Colbeck ran onto a long ball down the right hand side- he whipped in a low cross and found substitute RODMAN in the middle- who calmly hit home from 6 yards to put the visitors in front.


Rodman found John-Lewis with a good through ball ten minutes from time, but the Forward slipped and his shot went well wide of the mark.


Town were dominant in the latter stages and Hyde were unable to create much in the way of chances.


Hyde could have equalised in the last five minutes when Danny Carlton unleashed a venomous shot from just outside the box- however it went just wide.


Bignot replaced Hatton in the last 3 minutes for Town.


Town had a chance to make it two late on- the keeper clearing his lines from Rodman's shot- the ball came back out to Colbeck, who nearly lobbed Carnell in the home goal.


Four Minutes were added on at the end, and in that time, Lennell John-Lewis left the field to a standing ovation from the visiting support, Andy Cook replacing him.


A late spell of pressure from Hyde did little to ease Town’s nerves- but every effort was well dealt with by the resilient Town defence.


The referee ended the game soon after, signalling a third win of the season for Town- their second in a row. A great result for the travelling contingent, who were in fine voice all afternoon.


The Mariners now turn their attentions to next week's home game vs Nuneaton Town, Kick off 3pm.


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