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Grimsby Town 2-2 Gateshead

Craig Disley
Grimsby captain Craig Disley has previously played for Shrewsbury, Bristol Rovers and Mansfield Town

Grimsby's Conference title hopes suffered a setback despite an injury-time equaliser against Gateshead.

Craig Disley headed in Jack Mackreth's cross to earn a point for the hosts who sit three points behind leaders Barnet.

Kevin Sainte-Luce fired in to put the visitors ahead before Mackreth levelled from 20 yards after the break.

Sainte-Luce powered home his second and Grimsby's Valentin Gjokaj was then dismissed for a second yellow card but Disley still had time to rescue a draw.

The Mariners, who are now unbeaten in nine league games, remain in third place while Gateshead drop to 10th, six points behind a play-off spot.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on Grimsby Town v Gateshead

"It was an exciting game. We wanted to win the game and Barnet have managed to get the victory, as expected in truth, so we have fallen a little bit behind, but in truth I don't think the fans can ask for much more from the team.

"I thought they showed great character and played some good stuff. For me, it's a good point in respect of it means we stay unbeaten.

"There's no way in this world that we didn't deserve to get anything from the game and it was great to get such a good atmosphere in the ground.

"Again it was a good response and realistically they've hardly had an attempt at goal. We were the ones pushing and threatening."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 6Magnay
  • 5PearsonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forChapellat 86'minutes
  • 4Brown
  • 35RobertsonBooked at 78mins
  • 22Nsiala
  • 7Mackreth
  • 8DisleyBooked at 3mins
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forJolleyat 78'minutes
  • 14John-LewisBooked at 23minsSubstituted forPittmanat 79'minutes
  • 33Palmer

Substitutes

  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman
  • 19Parslow
  • 34Jolley
  • 37Chapell

Gateshead

  • 32Dixon
  • 16Baxter
  • 5Curtis
  • 12RamshawSubstituted forCampbellat 60'minutesSubstituted forOrrellat 90+6'minutes
  • 25Pattison
  • 9Shaw
  • 4Chandler
  • 26GjokajBooked at 90mins
  • 23Rodman
  • 19RankineBooked at 45mins
  • 27Sainte-Luce

Substitutes

  • 1Bartlett
  • 3Wilson
  • 14Morse
  • 29Orrell
  • 31Campbell
Referee:
John Brooks

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home20
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Gateshead 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Gateshead 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Jake Orrell replaces Adam Campbell because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Gateshead 2. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Mackreth with a cross.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Grimsby Town).

Joel Dixon (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead) for a bad foul.

Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead).

Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jordan Chapell replaces Shaun Pearson.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Michael Rankine (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Michael Rankine (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town).

Jon Shaw (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Christian Jolley replaces Nathan Arnold.

Foul by Jamie Chandler (Gateshead).

Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town).

Kevin Sainte-Luce (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Gateshead 2. Kevin Sainte-Luce (Gateshead) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town).

Kevin Sainte-Luce (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jack Mackreth with a cross.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Adam Campbell (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Craig Disley with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Adam Campbell replaces Rob Ramshaw.

Attempt missed. Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Carl Magnay with a cross.

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