Grimsby claimed a first away win of the season with a 3-0 victory over managerless Salford at the Peninsula Stadium.
Harry Clifton’s strike sent the Mariners in a goal up at the break before Toby Mullarkey and Danny Rose struck in the second half.
Salford’s Matthew Lund and Grimsby’s Niall Maher both hit shots against the woodwork in the early stages.
Clifton then came up with the first half’s decisive moment after 39 minutes when he controlled Abo Eisa’s cutback and thrashed the ball home.
He nearly doubled his tally two minutes later, heading Anthony Glennon’s cross inches wide.
Salford, who sacked manager Neil Wood on Wednesday after eight league games without a win, started the second half brightly and Mariners goalkeeper Harvey Cartwright denied Ryan Watson before Lund missed a chance.
Mullarkey would have made it 2-0 were it not for a terrific save from Alex Cairns but he wasn’t to be denied again as he cut inside and placed neatly into the bottom corner with 20 minutes left.
It went from bad to worse for Salford when Rose curled one into the corner six minutes from time to complete Grimsby’s double over the Ammies.