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Dover Athletic 1-1 Grimsby Town

National League promotion hopefuls Dover and Grimsby were forced to settle for a draw at the Crabble.

Omar Bogle's spot-kick gave the visitors the lead after Evan Horwood was fouled by Ricky Miller in the box.

Dover came back strong in the second half as Jack Parkinson headed the hosts level from Nicky Deverdics' cross.

A point each means the Whites and Mariners, who are fourth and fifth in the table, are still waiting to guarantee their play-off places.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on Dover v Grimsby Town

"Coming here and looking at their home record, it's a hard-fought point. I think when you're playing against that type of team it's never going to be the greatest of spectacles. But I thought we had done well.

"First-half we had a few good situations which we couldn't quite capitalise on and probably the big point for us was when we hit the post and we should have scored.

"We concede from a set-piece, which is always going to be a threat for them which we spoke about and we dealt with quite a few of them, but this one seemed to just trickle into the net."

Line-ups

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 2Magri
  • 28Essam
  • 7ModesteSubstituted forMarshat 60'minutes
  • 5RaggettSubstituted forGrimesat 77'minutes
  • 18Parkinson
  • 27Braham-Barrett
  • 8BellamyBooked at 67mins
  • 17Deverdics
  • 9Miller
  • 23Payne

Substitutes

  • 14Ofori-Acheampong
  • 15Grimes
  • 16Sterling
  • 26Marsh
  • 30Rafferty

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 6GowlingBooked at 79mins
  • 22Nsiala
  • 32HorwoodBooked at 90mins
  • 31Nolan
  • 8Disley
  • 16Clay
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 9Bogle
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forEastat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Robertson
  • 5Pearson
  • 10Amond
  • 23East
  • 34Jennings
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
1,957

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home15
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Grimsby Town 1.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Marsh (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Booking

Evan Horwood (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Marsh (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Danny East (Grimsby Town).

Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).

Foul by Danny East (Grimsby Town).

Craig Braham-Barrett (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Danny East replaces Jon-Paul Pittman.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Liam Bellamy (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town).

Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt blocked. Craig Braham-Barrett (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Jamie Grimes replaces Sean Raggett because of an injury.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt saved. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Booking

Liam Bellamy (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Bellamy (Dover Athletic).

Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tyrone Marsh replaces Ricky Modeste because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 1, Grimsby Town 1. Jack Parkinson (Dover Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicky Deverdics with a cross.

Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham442811583295495
2Forest Green442511868412786
3Dover4423101174512379
4Grimsby432114878413777
5Braintree4421121150361475
6Eastleigh4321111163501374
7Tranmere4420121259441572
8Wrexham442091569511869
9Macclesfield441981759461365
10Gateshead441810165465-1164
11Lincoln City441613156662461
12Barrow441613156069-961
13Bromley44179186566-160
14Woking431510186562355
15Aldershot44158215069-1953
16Southport441313184760-1352
17Torquay441311204970-2150
18Chester441212206168-748
19Guiseley441016184366-2346
20Boreham Wood441014204049-944
21Halifax431110225381-2843
22Altrincham44914214370-2741
23Kidderminster44812244467-2336
24Welling44811253565-3035
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