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Grimsby Town 1-1 Hereford United

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.

Paul Hurst

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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."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 15Bignot
  • 5PearsonBooked at 90mins
  • 3Thomas
  • 30Boyce
  • 18Thanoj
  • 23Rodman
  • 8DisleySubstituted forNeilsonat 64'minutes
  • 4Kerr
  • 17HannahSubstituted forJenningsat 73'minutes
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forCookat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Cook
  • 29Jennings
  • 2Hatton
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 11Neilson

Hereford

  • 1Lloyd-Weston
  • 3BushBooked at 72mins
  • 12Collins
  • 2LeadbitterSubstituted forBrownat 24'minutes
  • 5McDonaldBooked at 48mins
  • 6Graham
  • 22Edge
  • 16Artus
  • 4James
  • 9Walker
  • 10SharpSubstituted forSmithat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Purdie
  • 17Brown
  • 11Smith
  • 33Murphy
  • 30Williams
Referee:
Martin Coy

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamHereford
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Hereford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Hereford United 1.
Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Aswad Thomas with a cross.
Corner, Hereford United.
Attempt missed. Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Neilson with a cross.
Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).
Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.
Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).
Daniel Lloyd-Weston (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Offside, Hereford United. Dan Walker tries a through ball, but Dan Walker is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Jamie Edge (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Offside, Hereford United. Dan Walker tries a through ball, but Dan Walker is caught offside.
Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).
Dan Walker (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Sam Smith replaces Chris Sharp.
Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).
Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town).
Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from the right side of the box.
Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Kerr with a cross.
Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Connor Jennings replaces Ross Hannah.

Booking

Chris Bush (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Chris Bush (Hereford United).
Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town).
Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
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.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Neilson replaces Craig Disley.
Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).
Rod McDonald (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).
Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Hereford United. Dan Walker tries a through ball, but Dan Walker is caught offside.
Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).
Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Chris Sharp (Hereford United).
Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
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.
Attempt missed. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Rod McDonald (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Rod McDonald (Hereford United).
Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Hereford United.

Second Half

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 1, Hereford United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Hereford United 1.
Foul by Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town).
Rod McDonald (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).
Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Hereford United. Jamie Edge tries a through ball, but Jamie Edge is caught offside.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Attempt blocked. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Kerr.
goal

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