FA Cup - First Round
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Grimsby Town 0-0 Scunthorpe United

Grimsby and Scunthorpe will both be in the hat for the second round of the FA Cup after a goalless draw.

Ross Hannah saw an early strike saved for Grimsby while Lenell John-Lewis also went close with two headers and a strike that went over the bar.

Andy Dawson cleared off the line from John-Lewis who also forced a smart save from Scunthorpe keeper Sam Slocombe.

Substitute Deon Burton almost won it late on but his header missed the target for Scunthorpe.

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Post-match: Grimsby Town boss Hurst

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst talking to BBC Radio Humberside's John Tondeur:

"I enjoyed it and I'm sure the fans did too. It's as good as a 0-0 game you're going to get. A fantastic atmosphere and I've just said to the players going into the game you just hope that they don't freeze and they put on a performance that I think they're capable of and credit to them they certainly did that.

"I would love to manage in front of that crowd every week and I'm sure the players would love to play in front of that but we know that's not going to happen.

"We're together as a squad. It's a happy dressing room although slightly disappointed that we couldn't get that winner."

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Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Laws

Scunthorpe United manager Brian Laws talking to BBC Radio Humberside's Mike White:

"I would certainly say I'm delighted to have another bite of the cherry. However, our link up play was pretty poor in that first period which disappointed me. I was delighted with the commitment and desire and I did say that we stressed all week that the tempo of the game is going to be very, very hot and it's going to be hard to handle at times.

"I thought our delivery to the strikers was very poor in the first-half. It was playing into, no disrespect to Clayton McDonald's hands. He's six foot six and he's going to win everything in the air.

"It was always going to be a difficult one but we have to do better with the ball. "

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 2Hatton
  • 3Thomas
  • 8Disley
  • 12McDonald
  • 5Pearson
  • 7Colbeck
  • 4Kerr
  • 17HannahSubstituted forHearnat 83'minutes
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forRodmanat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Hedge
  • 6Doig
  • 9Cook
  • 10Hearn
  • 15Bignot
  • 23Rodman
  • 26McLaughlin

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 26Byrne
  • 3Dawson
  • 19Collins
  • 15Waterfall
  • 5Mirfin
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 4McAllister
  • 29Winnall
  • 28SpencerSubstituted forBurtonat 61'minutes
  • 10EsajasBooked at 19minsSubstituted forSparrowat 69'minutesSubstituted forRibeiroat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 7Sparrow
  • 8Burton
  • 9Iwelumo
  • 13Severn
  • 16Adelakun
  • 20Howe
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
8,306

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Scunthorpe United 0.
Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aswad Thomas.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Sam Hatton.
Attempt blocked. Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Offside, Scunthorpe United. David Mirfin tries a through ball, but Terry Hawkridge is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Michael Collins (Scunthorpe United).
Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town).
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Aswad Thomas.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Aswad Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Liam Hearn replaces Ross Hannah.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Alex Rodman replaces Scott Neilson.
Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town).
Attempt blocked. Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).
Attempt saved. Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge with a cross.
Attempt missed. Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aswad Thomas with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Christian Ribeiro replaces Matthew Sparrow because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.
Clifford Byrne (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Sparrow replaces Etienne Esajas because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Etienne Esajas (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt blocked. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross Hannah.
Attempt missed. Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge with a cross following a set piece situation.
Foul by Clayton McDonald (Grimsby Town).
Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Neilson.
Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andy Dawson with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Deon Burton replaces James Spencer.
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