Conference: Forest Green 2-1 Grimsby

Forest Green made it five wins in a row with victory over fellow Conference play-off hopefuls Grimsby Town.

Rovers went ahead when Elliott Frear fired in from Stuart Fleetwood’s pass, although Grimsby quickly levelled when Kurtis Guthrie headed Nathan Arnold’s free-kick into his own goal.

But late drama saw James Norwood net his 11th of the season to win the game for the home side from 12 yards out.

Forest Green climb to fifth, three points behind fourth-placed Grimsby.

Forest Green manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

“That’s five wins on the spin now and that’s different class.

“It’s all down to the squad, not just the 11 players. The players who came in because of injury and illness shows it’s all about the squad.

“We’ve now got to keep on this good run.

“I still believe from one to 14, teams can get a run together and get in the play-offs.”

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

“For large parts, it was a game in which both teams pretty much cancelled each other out. It wasn’t a great spectacle in terms of quality, just two teams honest and willing to work.

“In the second half we had got on top of the game and we had two really good spells. They did hit the post in the second phase of a set-play but, other than that, we got on top of it.

“If anyone looked like getting the three points it looked like us, so coming away with nothing is disappointing. It’s the first goal that frustrates me more than anything.”

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