Grimsby Town boss Michael Jolley has hailed the Mariners’ hard-working performance in their 4-0 Sky Bet League Two win over Notts County at Blundell Park.
Town made it seven home league games unbeaten, thanks to a Harry Davis brace sandwiched between Harry Clifton’s opener and Wes Thomas’ 88th-minute strike.
And Jolley praised his side’s performance as the Mariners recorded their biggest home win in the EFL since 2007.
Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “I think today was an important match for both teams, with us being fairly close to each other in the league table.
“And Notts County won their first game under Neal Ardley last week so we knew they’d be a tough opponent.
“But fair play to our players – I thought we put in a real hard shift in, both offensively and defensively, and I think we were worthy winners in the end.
“Notts County have a bit of a territory-based game where they try and force you back. We didn’t want to get forced back, but sometimes that happens in the game.
“And you have to make sure that if there’s a ball in your box, you head it or make a block and do the defending you need to do.
“And I thought, by and large, other than one or two isolated incidents, we did that.”
And the Town boss was also full of praise for centre-half Harry Davis as the defender moved his tally up to three league goals for the season.
He said: “I think Harry Davis has been a terrific signing for us – he’s a consistent performer, he brings a great calmness to our defensive play.
“And he’s up against some very difficult strikers, but he’s consistently doing well.”