The Harriers lost this game narrowly at Grimsby during an early second half onslaught that saw the hosts pressurise Dean Snedkers goal and then once they had scored seemed to settle for the single goal. The Harriers tried hard to rescue a point but we haven't got enough in our locker for that and, apart from a late chance for Ben Whitfield that struck the post, went home empty handed and back to the foot of the table after Halifax beat Dover 4-2.
We started the game with just one change to the side that had started against Aldershot last time out. Matt Barnes-Homer returned to the side while Matt Young dropped for the line-up completely and that would seem to have been for injury reasons.
It was the Reds that started the game the stronger and forced the Mariners to resort to long balls over the top that were then mopped up easily by the strong Harriers defence. It was us that had the first real chance of the game when James McQuilkin's delivered ball in the eighth minute was met by Ben Whitfield's header at the far post but the Grimsby keeper James McKeown did well to gather it safely.
It took the home side twenty minutes to create anything of note and that came when Craig Disley fire his shot straight at Snedker and then somehow the keeper managed to push Nathan Arnolds point blank header around the post with it looking destined for the back of the net.
We went into the break all square but knowing that Grimsby would come out a different side in the second half.