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Grimsby Town 1-1 Tranmere Rovers

Nathan Blissett
Ex-Kidderminster Harriers striker Blissett signed for Tranmere on loan from Bristol Rovers in August

On-loan striker Nathan Blissett came up with a second-half equaliser to rescue a point at Grimsby as Tranmere again battled back to claim an away point.

After coming from two down to draw 2-2 at Southport in midweek, substitute Blissett hit his first goal for Rovers just three minutes after coming on.

Grimsby had led through Jon-Paul Pittman's ninth-minute right-foot shot.

But Steve Jennings set up Blissett to find the bottom corner with a right-foot shot from 12 yards.

Grimsby remain in seventh, a place above Tranmere, ahead of the rest of Saturday's National League programme.

Grimsby boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on Grimsby Town v Tranmere

"I thought it was a fair result. I think you have to judge a game over 90 minutes.

"Credit to Tranmere, although we got in front early, they started the game the better and in the second half got level.

"Then we really started to come to life and after that there was only one team going on to win it. But over the course of the game I would say a draw was fair."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 3Robertson
  • 22Nsiala
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forMackrethat 85'minutes
  • 6Gowling
  • 23East
  • 16Clay
  • 8Disley
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 9Bogle
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forTomlinsonat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Tait
  • 5Pearson
  • 7Mackreth
  • 25Robinson
  • 27Tomlinson

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2Sutton
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 8Harris
  • 16Hill
  • 4Jennings
  • 5HoganSubstituted forHolnessat 33'minutes
  • 17MekkiSubstituted forBlissettat 51'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 20Dawson
  • 10Norwood
  • 7JacksonSubstituted forMaynardat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Holness
  • 9Blissett
  • 11Maynard
  • 13Turner
  • 14Mangan
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
4,368

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Grimsby Town).

Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Tranmere Rovers).

Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Grimsby Town).

Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Nathan Arnold.

Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Tranmere Rovers).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Nathan Blissett (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt saved. Ben Tomlinson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Gregor Robertson with a cross.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Ben Tomlinson tries a through ball, but Ben Tomlinson is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Ben Tomlinson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Marcus Holness (Tranmere Rovers).

Ben Tomlinson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Nathan Blissett tries a through ball, but Nathan Blissett is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Lois Maynard replaces Marlon Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ben Tomlinson replaces Jon-Paul Pittman.

Attempt saved. Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

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

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers).

Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town).

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

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