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Grimsby Town 2-3 Macclesfield Town

Grimsby fought back from two goals down before a late Danny Andrews free-kick gave Macclesfield all three points in a thrilling encounter.

Scott Boden turned in Jack Mackreth's cross early on and Chris Holroyd then made it 2-0 from close range.

Silkmen defender Steve Williams diverted the ball into his own net and Chris Doig's header levelled it.

Holroyd had a penalty saved by Mariners keeper James McKeown after he had been fouled before Andrews settled it.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

Paul Hurst

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Post-match: Grimsby manager Hurst

"Obviously we're disappointed to lose any game - and to lose at home and lose the unbeaten run.

"What I would say is I've not got a good feeling at this present time. The dressing room was extremely quiet but it's a long time since we had that feeling.

"Overall, I'm disappointed but I'm not going to be too harsh on the players because of all the hard work we've put in and they've particularly put in to go on this run of games. That doesn't go out the window because of one defeat.

"I think they showed they're a decent team and kept the ball well. I'm frustrated for that closing period but we couldn't get a head of steam up to get the equaliser."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 2Hatton
  • 5PearsonBooked at 35mins
  • 6Doig
  • 3Thomas
  • 7Colbeck
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forNeilsonat 64'minutes
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 8Disley
  • 17HannahSubstituted forSouthwellat 72'minutes
  • 9CookSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14John-Lewis
  • 20Southwell
  • 18Thanoj
  • 11Neilson
  • 24Walker

Macclesfield

  • 1R Taylor
  • 3Andrew
  • 12Williams
  • 26Halls
  • 23WhitakerBooked at 88mins
  • 7MackrethBooked at 49mins
  • 2Connor
  • 25Kay
  • 11WinnSubstituted forKissockat 75'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forLewisat 75'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 15Lewis
  • 22Mainwaring
  • 5Bolton
  • 10Kissock
  • 14Gnahoua
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
4,002

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Macclesfield Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Macclesfield Town 3.
Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).
John Kissock (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town).
Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Macclesfield Town. Scott Boden tries a through ball, but Scott Boden is caught offside.
Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).
Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).
Chris Doig (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

John Kissock (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Macclesfield Town 3. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Foul by Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town).
Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Patrick McLaughlin with a cross.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Attempt blocked. John Kissock (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Attempt saved. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).
Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. John Kissock replaces Peter Winn.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Paul Lewis replaces Chris Holroyd.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Dayle Southwell replaces Ross Hannah.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Andy Cook.
Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.
Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Neilson replaces Alex Rodman.
Penalty saved! Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.
Penalty conceded by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd draws a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Macclesfield Town 2. Chris Doig (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Corner, Grimsby Town.

Goal!

Own Goal by Steve Williams, Macclesfield Town. Grimsby Town 1, Macclesfield Town 2.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Foul by Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town).
Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).
Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).
Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

Second Half

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Macclesfield Town 2.
Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.
Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).
Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Rodman with a cross.
Hand ball by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).
Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).
Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Hatton with a cross.
Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).
Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
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