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MATCH REPORT

PUBLISHED
05:31 5th July 2014

Wrexham 0 - 1 Grimsby Town

TOTO Nsiala returned from suspension for Grimsby Town's clash at Wrexham this afternoon.


The centre-half was back after missing Tuesday evening's draw with Altrincham. He lined up in the heart of the Town defence alongside Shaun Pearson, with Aswad Thomas continuing on the left side of the defence and Carl Magnay at right-back.


Danny Parslow was handed a holding midfield role.


Lenell John-Lewis was joined by Scott Neilson and Jack Mackreth in a front three.


Craig Clay was forced to limp off after 22 minutes and was replaced by Craig Disley in the Town midfield.


The Mariners took the lead on 27 minutes from the penalty spot. Scott Neilson threaded a clever ball through to Aswad Thomas, who got the wrong side of Carrington, before being upended by the Wrexham defender.


Lenell John-Lewis, like he did midweek, stepped up and slotted the ball just inside the keeper's right hand post.


Mackreth had earlier sliced a shot over from a good position, Scott Neilson and tested the Wrexham keeper and Wrexham striker Louis Moult saw his shot well saved by McKeown.


The Mariners came under some incessant pressure after the break as the home side pushed for an equaliser. York had a decent side to do just that but his shot from 18 yards was well saved by McKeown.


Durrells' cross almost caught out McKeown but landed on the roof of the Town net. And there was a scare for the visitors in the 72nd minute when James Mckeown seemed to collide with a Wrexham player, fumbled the ball, and then fouled the player outside the box. With players behind the Town stopper he was shown a yellow card.


But Town's cause was helped in the 78th minute when Louis Moult was sent off for a late, high challenge on Craig Disley.


The pressure was still being piled on and former Town loanee Connor Jennings saw his shot deflected just wide.

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