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AFC Telford United 1-1 Grimsby Town

Conference promotion hopefuls Grimsby Town only managed a point away at bottom-of-the-table AFC Telford.

The Mariners, who are second after the draw, dominated but it was Telford who took a surprise lead through Andy Parry's 35th-minute strike.

Grimsby managed to regroup after the break and levelled the score when Jack Mackreth headed in from close range.

Paul Hurst's men pushed for a winner but they found Telford goalkeeper Freddy Hall in impressive form.

AFC Telford United manager Liam Watson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"The first 20 minutes they did cause us a lot of problems - and we did ride our luck with Freddy pulling off some great saves - but they are without doubt one of the most lively sides we have seen here this season.

"Grimsby are right up there, and they are going to make chances which are hard for us to deal with, but there wasn't a lot between us in the second half and we came out and did the job and put on a good performance.

"The disappointing thing when looking back today is the work rate we have put in and to not get a result, especially when you jump back seven days when the wheels fell off last weekend."

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on AFC Telford v Grimsby

"I feel like it's a day that we've let Telford off the hook a little bit. We go a goal behind and get the equaliser in the second half, after that I didn't think we played quite well enough to create the chances.

"It got a bit scrappy but over the course of the game we should have been probably 3-0 up before they got the goal.

"You just wonder if it's going to be one of those days although it's important that you get something from the game which we have. But there's no getting away from it that we should have got all three."

Line-ups

Telford

  • 25Hall
  • 23Higgins
  • 5Akrigg
  • 24ParryBooked at 90mins
  • 16McDonald
  • 3Brownhill
  • 17PlattSubstituted forBarnettat 70'minutes
  • 20Poku
  • 7Ledsham
  • 10GraySubstituted forHancockat 77'minutes
  • 18SmithSubstituted forFarrellat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Barnett
  • 9Farrell
  • 12Cooke
  • 13Pryce
  • 14Hancock

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 19Parslow
  • 5Pearson
  • 22Nsiala
  • 6Magnay
  • 7MackrethSubstituted forNeilsonat 62'minutes
  • 4Brown
  • 8Disley
  • 20Arnold
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forHannahat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 10Hannah
  • 11Neilson
  • 16Clay
  • 31Watson
Referee:
Colin Lymer
Attendance:
1,849

Match Stats

Home TeamTelfordAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Telford United 1, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Telford United 1, Grimsby Town 1.

Attempt missed. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Nathan Arnold.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

Freddy Hall (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Offside, AFC Telford United. Josh Hancock tries a through ball, but Josh Hancock is caught offside.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis tries a through ball, but Lenell John-Lewis is caught offside.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Andrew Parry (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

Ryan Higgins (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Josh Hancock replaces Tony Gray.

Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).

Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Rod McDonald (AFC Telford United).

Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Adam Farrell replaces Sam Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Charlie Barnett replaces Kristian Platt.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah replaces Jon-Paul Pittman.

Attempt missed. Steve Akrigg (AFC Telford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town).

Ryan Higgins (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt saved. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Ryan Higgins (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Neilson replaces Jack Mackreth.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

Karl Ledsham (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Telford United 1, Grimsby Town 1. Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jon-Paul Pittman with a cross.

Attempt missed. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Karl Ledsham (AFC Telford United).

Danny Parslow (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Steve Akrigg (AFC Telford United) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Kyle Brownhill.

goal

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