Grimsby 2-1 Barrow: Hosts return to winning ways
Grimsby ended their three-match losing sequence in Sky Bet League Two with a 2-1 win against mid-table Barrow at Blundell Park.
Danny Rose and Grimsby substitute Donovan Wilson settled the three points with goals in each half after Abo Eisa had missed a penalty. Sam Foley replied for Barrow, but it proved too little too late.
Both sides pushed for an early opener and Grimsby might have taken the lead after five minutes when Rose nodded wide, before Dean Campbell blazed over for Barrow with his left foot at the other end.
Eisa was felled in the penalty area in the 16th minute, but his spot-kick was saved by Barrow goalkeeper Paul Farman. Barrow went close through Gerard Garner, but it was the home side who took the lead shortly before the interval when Rose finished.
Kian Spence and substitute Emile Acquah took aim for Barrow after the restart and Grimsby were indebted to goalkeeper Jake Eastwood for preserving their lead when he produced a stunning save to deny Garner from point-blank range.
Wilson came off the bench to put Grimsby 2-0 up after 75 minutes, while there still was time for Foley to grab a late Barrow consolation.