Grimsby boss Michael Jolley felt his side had more clear-cut opportunities during his side's 1-0 defeat at Forest Green.

On a frustrating day for the Mariners, star striker James Hanson was particularly profligate in front of goal.

Jolley said: “We’re frustrated by the result. If the game’s about how many passes you make and how much possession you have, then Forest Green deserve to win.

“But I think if the game’s about how many chances you created, I feel like we created more good chances to score than they did. Other than the goal, I can’t remember too many chances that they created.

“Overall, we’re very frustrated because we feel it was a missed opportunity. It was a solid performance from us, and had we taken the chances we created, then we would have taken something from the game.

“We respect the way they play. It’s obviously a unique style and very possession-based. It’s not for me to say anything about them other than they’re a good opponent, and they’re good at what they do.

“I felt that we limited them to not very many chances in the game, and we created enough chances ourselves when we could and should have scored.

“Had we done better in those moments, I think we would have taken something from the game.”