Action from the conference league clash between Grimsby Town and Southport at Blundell Park. Picture: Jon Corken Buy this photo at or by contacting 08444 060910 Requested by: Sport Date: 08/03/2016 Keywords:

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Padraig Amond scored his 27th goal of the season to hand Grimsby a narrow win over Southport at Blundell Park.

The 28-year-old striker netted after just a minute, bundling in the ball after Toto Nsiala’s header came back off the post.

Steven Hewitt’s second-half effort forced home keeper James McKeown into an impressive save as Grimsby hung on.

Victory saw the Mariners move to within 10 points of second-placed Forest Green in the National League.

“A great three points on the back of Friday night. We couldn’t have got off to a better start and I thought for the first 15 minutes we were excellent but fair play to Southport I thought they came back into it.

“The lads stood strong and it’s a really good three points for us.

“We won the game and it’s just a case of us trying to keep our shape and discipline which was good. We’ve just got to try and look after the ball better.”


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