Grimsby went back to the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier but could only manage a draw against Hereford.

Nathan Pond gave the home side an early lead after heading in Joe Colbeck's cross from the right from close range.

The visitors levelled three minutes before half-time as Ryan Bowman turned the ball in from close range following Marley Watkins' cross.

Grimsby went within inches of a winner but Crawley loanee Richard Brodie fired narrowly wide from 25 yards.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby Town joint-manager Rob Scott told BBC Radio Humberside:

Grimsby were better team - Scott

"I thought we were by far the better team. They didn't show a great deal of ambition, but it is not up to them to do that.

"We make an error just before half-time, which is doubly frustrating in the context of the time of it, and then they get back in it.

"Then I think they show what they would have done from the outset if we hadn't scored so early - and that was get bodies behind the ball and look to hit us on the counter-attack.

"We are still looking at bringing players into the football club, we know that we want to strengthen between now and the end of January. Whether it is Ross Hannah or somebody else, we will have to wait and see."

Hereford manager Martin Foyle told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

Foyle: Bulls worked hard for draw

"It was hard-working, organised and we certainly gave them a few problems.

"I thought we played some good stuff at times, without really working the goal as much as we'd like.

"To get four points from two of the hardest away games of the season is great. It's a slog but the games are coming thick and fast."

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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Grimsby 1-1 Hereford FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Pond 2
  • Bowman 42

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Hatton
  • 06 Miller
  • 04 Niven
  • 07 Colbeck (Devitt 60)
  • 08 Disley
  • 19 Wood
  • 22 Pond
  • 26 Marshall
  • 12 Cook (Southwell 80)
  • 14 Brodie

Substitutes

  • 05 Pearson,
  • 15 Devitt,
  • 21 Thanoj,
  • 18 Pearson,
  • 20 Southwell

Hereford

  • 01 Bittner
  • 03 Heath
  • 06 Graham
  • 14 Stam
  • 27 Musa
  • 28 Corbett
  • 04 Pell yellow card
  • 07 Watkins
  • 21 O'Keefe
  • 10 Sharp yellow card
  • 19 Bowman

Substitutes

  • 11 Clist,
  • 16 McQuilkin,
  • 20 Hackney,
  • 22 Smikle,
  • 25 Perry
Ref: BarrattAtt: 3,793
GRIMSBY
HEREFORD

Possession

  • Grimsby 67%
  • Hereford 33%

Attempts on target

  • Grimsby 4
  • Hereford 1

Attempts off target

  • Grimsby 11
  • Hereford 6

Corners

  • Grimsby 5
  • Hereford 3

Fouls

  • Grimsby 16
  • Hereford 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:52 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+3:14 Dayle Southwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Pell. Free kick taken by James Bittner.
  • 90:00+2:46 Sam Hatton delivers the ball, James Bittner manages to make a clearance.
  • 88:41 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Marley Watkins from the right by-line, Craig Disley makes a clearance.
  • 87:27 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Marley Watkins, clearance by Craig Disley.
  • 86:28 The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Disley. James Bittner takes the free kick.
  • 85:40 The offside flag is raised against Richard Brodie. James Bittner takes the free kick.
  • 84:16 Unfair challenge on Ryan Bowman by Derek Niven results in a free kick. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 83:40 Booking Chris Sharp goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 82:31 Marcus Marshall takes a shot. James Bittner makes a save.
  • 79:33 Sam Hatton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:33 Substitution Dayle Southwell on for Andy Cook.
  • 79:33 James Musa concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Marshall.
  • 78:26 Jamie Devitt takes the inswinging corner, Andrew Corbett manages to make a clearance.
  • 76:34 Chris Sharp challenges Ian Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. James McKeown takes the free kick, Richard Brodie takes a shot. James Bittner makes a save.
  • 75:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marley Watkins by Craig Disley. Marley Watkins takes the free kick.
  • 73:32 Unfair challenge on Ian Miller by Chris Sharp results in a free kick. Sam Hatton takes the free kick.
  • 72:53 Jamie Devitt produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
  • 72:15 Craig Disley takes a shot. Luke Graham gets a block in.
  • 68:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Marshall by Stefan Stam. Free kick taken by Sam Hatton, Effort from deep inside the area by Richard Brodie misses to the left of the goal.
  • 65:53 Richard Brodie takes a shot.
  • 63:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Sharp by Ian Miller. Stefan Stam takes the free kick, Shot from just outside the box by Joshua O'Keefe misses to the right of the goal.
  • 60:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Disley by Joshua O'Keefe. Sam Hatton produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 59:27 Substitution Jamie Devitt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Colbeck.
  • Correction - 57:59 Handball decision goes against Derek Niven.
  • 57:59 Handball by Derek Niven. Free kick taken by Marley Watkins.
  • 55:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marley Watkins by Joe Colbeck. Andrew Corbett restarts play with the free kick.
  • 54:30 The ball is sent over by Marcus Marshall, Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Blocked by Joshua O'Keefe.
  • 53:52 Ryan Bowman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Pond. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.
  • 53:13 Foul by Craig Disley on Marley Watkins, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andrew Corbett.
  • 52:42 Richard Brodie crosses the ball, James Bittner makes a save.
  • 50:10 Harry Pell takes the chance to get an effort at goal. James McKeown makes a save.
  • 48:24 Bradley Wood takes a shot.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:05 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+0:13 Craig Disley challenges Chris Sharp unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Musa shoots direct from the free kick, clearance made by Nathan Pond.
  • 42:56 Andy Cook fouled by Stefan Stam, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Disley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:41 Marley Watkins provided the assist for the goal.
  • 41:41 GOAL - Ryan BowmanGrimsby 1 - 1 Hereford Ryan Bowman gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Grimsby 1-1 Hereford.
  • 39:37 Richard Brodie concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Graham. James Bittner takes the direct free kick.
  • 38:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bowman by Derek Niven. Andrew Corbett restarts play with the free kick.
  • 37:37 Joe Colbeck takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Joshua O'Keefe manages to make a clearance.
  • 36:47 The ball is sent over by Bradley Wood.
  • 34:49 Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Sam Hatton, James Bittner makes a save.
  • 34:49 Booking Harry Pell booked.
  • 34:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Pell on Joe Colbeck.
  • 33:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bowman by Craig Disley. Joe Heath restarts play with the free kick.
  • 31:35 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck from the right by-line, Ian Miller takes a shot.
  • 30:11 Sam Hatton sends in a cross, clearance made by Marley Watkins.
  • 29:42 The ball is swung over by Andrew Corbett, Joe Colbeck makes a clearance.
  • 28:28 Inswinging corner taken by Marley Watkins from the right by-line, Ian Miller manages to make a clearance.
  • 27:44 Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Clearance made by Ian Miller.
  • 27:20 James Musa takes a shot. Nathan Pond gets a block in.
  • 25:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Corbett by Andy Cook. Direct free kick taken by James Bittner.
  • 24:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bowman by Derek Niven. Free kick taken by Luke Graham.
  • 23:52 Richard Brodie sends in a cross, clearance made by Stefan Stam.
  • 22:12 The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Sharp. James McKeown takes the free kick.
  • 21:33 The ball is delivered by Bradley Wood, Joe Colbeck takes a shot.
  • 19:34 Foul by Andy Cook on Marley Watkins, free kick awarded. Andrew Corbett takes the direct free kick.
  • 18:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Disley on Ryan Bowman. Stefan Stam takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:57 Foul by Andrew Corbett on Marcus Marshall, free kick awarded. Sam Hatton produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 15:11 The ball is crossed by Marley Watkins, Stefan Stam takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.
  • 14:23 Craig Disley is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Joe Heath takes the direct free kick.
  • 12:12 Harry Pell takes a shot.
  • Correction - 11:33 Marcus Marshall delivers the ball, Luke Graham manages to make a clearance.
  • 11:33 The ball is crossed by Marcus Marshall, Harry Pell makes a clearance.
  • 9:50 Foul by Ryan Bowman on Bradley Wood, free kick awarded. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.
  • 8:36 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck.
  • Correction - 7:28 Corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck from the right by-line, clearance made by Marley Watkins.
  • 7:28 Outswinging corner taken by Joe Colbeck, clearance by Marley Watkins.
  • 3:48 Joshua O'Keefe challenges Derek Niven unfairly and gives away a free kick. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.
  • 3:28 Foul by Derek Niven on Harry Pell, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James Bittner.
  • 1:37 Joe Colbeck provided the assist for the goal.
  • 1:37 GOAL - Nathan PondGrimsby 1 - 0 Hereford Nathan Pond grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Grimsby 1-0 Hereford.
  • 1:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Brodie by Luke Graham. Direct free kick taken by Joe Colbeck,
  • 0:28 Foul by Joe Colbeck on Stefan Stam, free kick awarded. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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