Grimsby's play-off hopes took a knock as they were held to a draw by lowly Hereford.

The hosts opened the scoring with Ross Hannah converting from the penalty spot after Dominic Collins had fouled Lenell John-Lewis.

Moments later, defender Rod McDonald headed the Bulls level from Frankie Artus' free-kick.

Connor Jennings headed wide and Alex Rodman hit the post as the Mariners searched in vain for a winner.

Post-match: Grimsby manager Hurst

Grimsby boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Of course tonight we wanted to win the game. Did we do enough to win it? Well, I think we had enough chances.

"We did speak before the game about not allowing a mistake or a refereeing decision to influence the outcome of the game and ultimately, we only scored the one goal and you leave yourself open to that

"So, disappointed that we didn't pick up the points, but in general we've created enough chances."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 15 Bignot
  • 05 Pearson Booked
  • 03 Thomas
  • 30 Boyce
  • 18 Thanoj
  • 23 Rodman
  • 08 Disley (Neilson - 64' )
  • 04 Kerr
  • 17 Hannah (Jennings - 73' )
  • 14 John-Lewis (Cook - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Cook
  • 29 Jennings
  • 02 Hatton
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 11 Neilson

Hereford United

  • 01 Lloyd-Weston
  • 03 Bush Booked
  • 12 Collins
  • 02 Leadbitter (Brown - 24' )
  • 05 McDonald Booked
  • 06 Graham
  • 22 Edge
  • 16 Artus
  • 04 James
  • 09 Walker
  • 10 Sharp (Smith - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Purdie
  • 17 Brown
  • 11 Smith
  • 33 Murphy
  • 30 Williams
Ref: Martin Coy

Match Stats

Shots

16 5

On target

4 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

11 14

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Hereford United 1.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Hereford United 1.

90:00 +2:28

Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Aswad Thomas with a cross.

90:00 +1:40

Corner, Hereford United.

90:00 +0:55

Attempt missed. Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Neilson with a cross.

89:52

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

89:52

Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

89:02 Booking

Booking Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

88:57

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

88:57

Daniel Lloyd-Weston (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

88:33

Offside, Hereford United. Dan Walker tries a through ball, but Dan Walker is caught offside.

87:05

Attempt missed. Jamie Edge (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

84:59

Offside, Hereford United. Dan Walker tries a through ball, but Dan Walker is caught offside.

82:49

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

82:49

Dan Walker (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

82:16

Attempt missed. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

80:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

79:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Sam Smith replaces Chris Sharp.

79:17

Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).

79:17

Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

77:48

Foul by Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town).

77:48

Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

75:27

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from the right side of the box.

74:40

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Kerr with a cross.

74:01

Corner, Grimsby Town.

72:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Connor Jennings replaces Ross Hannah.

71:30 Booking

Booking Chris Bush (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71:14

Foul by Chris Bush (Hereford United).

71:14

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

69:45

Foul by Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town).

69:45

Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

65:44

Attempt missed. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Alex Rodman with a cross.

63:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Neilson replaces Craig Disley.

63:21

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

63:21

Rod McDonald (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

60:25

Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).

60:25

Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

58:26

Offside, Hereford United. Dan Walker tries a through ball, but Dan Walker is caught offside.

54:39

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

54:39

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

53:17

Foul by Chris Sharp (Hereford United).

53:17

Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

51:48

Attempt saved. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Lenell John-Lewis with a cross.

48:21

Attempt missed. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

48:03

Attempt blocked. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

47:01 Booking

Booking Rod McDonald (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

46:53

Foul by Rod McDonald (Hereford United).

46:53

Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

45:27

Corner, Hereford United.

45:00

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 1, Hereford United 1.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Hereford United 1.

45:00 +1:50

Foul by Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town).

45:00 +1:50

Rod McDonald (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

45:00 +1:34

Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00 +0:25

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

45:00 +0:25

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

44:13

Offside, Hereford United. Jamie Edge tries a through ball, but Jamie Edge is caught offside.

41:16

Corner, Grimsby Town.

40:39

Corner, Grimsby Town.

40:19

Attempt blocked. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

38:48

Attempt missed. Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Kerr.

38:22

Corner, Grimsby Town.

37:09

Corner, Hereford United.

36:56

Attempt saved. Chris Bush (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

35:59

Attempt blocked. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

34:40

Attempt missed. Jamie Edge (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

33:46

Attempt missed. Frankie Artus (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

31:45

Offside, Hereford United. Dan Walker tries a through ball, but Dan Walker is caught offside.

29:42

Foul by Chris Sharp (Hereford United).

29:42

Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

29:15

Attempt saved. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Scott Kerr with a cross.

25:41

Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).

25:41

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

25:06

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

25:06

Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

24:37

Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).

24:37

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

23:53

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

23:53

Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

23:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Jonathan Brown replaces Daniel Leadbitter because of an injury.

21:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Hereford United 1. Rod McDonald (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Frankie Artus with a cross.

19:02

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

19:02

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

17:43

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

17:43

Rod McDonald (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

17:10

Foul by Chris Bush (Hereford United).

17:10

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

16:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Hereford United 0. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

15:32

Penalty conceded by Dominic Collins (Hereford United) after a foul in the penalty area.

15:32

Penalty Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis draws a foul in the penalty area.

14:49

Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

11:45

Offside, Hereford United. Chris Sharp tries a through ball, but Chris Sharp is caught offside.

10:12

Corner, Hereford United.

7:46

Offside, Hereford United. Frankie Artus tries a through ball, but Frankie Artus is caught offside.

3:17

Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).

3:17

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

0:49

Foul by Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town).

0:49

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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