Grimsby Town fell to a third consecutive League Two defeat after falling to a 2-1 loss at Swindon.
The match at the County Ground was always set to be a tough battle with the high-flying hosts remaining unbeaten in the league this season – now equalling a club record. The Robins took the lead after 26 minutes when Charlie Austin chipped the ball through for Dan Kemp who, despite the ball bouncing up, managed to fire into the bottom right-hand corner.
Harry Clifton almost levelled the scores when Abo Eisa found him seven yards from goal only for Swindon goalkeeper Murphy Mahoney to stay big and make the stop.
Mahoney again had to be at his best to keep Swindon in front as Tariq Uwakwe misplaced a pass and Remeao Hutton mishit a clearance, allowing Danny Rose a shot from inside the six-yard box which Mahoney kept out after flinging himself across his line.
Kemp turned provider in the 64th minute for Swindon’s second goal as he played a through-ball into Jake Cain, who sent his shot over keeper Jake Eastwood with a first-time finish.
The Mariners chased a way back into the game and Donovan Wilson made an instant impact off the bench, turning Frazer Blake-Tracy before finishing neatly into the near post to pull a goal back 20 minutes from time, but Swindon held on for the win.
Town will be back in action on Tuesday evening when they look to get back to winning ways against Barrow at Blundell Park.
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