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Grimsby Town 1-1 Crawley Town

A lacklustre game between Grimsby and Crawley ended in a 1-1 draw at Blundell Park.

Sam Jones opened the scoring midway through the opening 45 minutes before James Collins levelled for Crawley on the stroke of half-time.

The Mariners ended the game with 10 men after Danny Collins was dismissed with nine minutes left but the visitors could not force a first win in six games.

Other chances before the break saw Grimsby's Jamey Osborne curl wide of the target, while the at the other end Jimmy Smith was denied by home goalkeeper James McKeown.

But the deadlock was broken in the 22nd minute when the visitors failed to clear a cross and Jones netted at the second attempt.

The lead lasted until first-half added time when James Collins was on hand to prod home the rebound after McKeown had flung across to his right to save from Josh Payne.

In the second period, a wayward attempt from Dominic Vose was followed up by a close effort from Jones as Grimsby began on the front foot.

But home hopes took a hit in the 81st minute when Danny Collins picked up his second booking for a foul on Enzio Boldewijn.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Mills
  • 5PearsonBooked at 83mins
  • 22CollinsBooked at 81mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 8DisleySubstituted forVernonat 85'minutes
  • 26ComleySubstituted forBolarinwaat 71'minutes
  • 10Vose
  • 29DysonSubstituted forAsanteat 71'minutes
  • 32Osborne
  • 35Jones

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 20Boyce
  • 21Vernon
  • 31Clements
  • 33Asante
  • 34Maxwell

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 2Young
  • 22McNerney
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 14BlackmanSubstituted forLelanat 62'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 4PayneBooked at 80mins
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 24DjalóSubstituted forHarroldat 90+1'minutes
  • 39Murphy
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 9Harrold
  • 13Mersin
  • 17Bawling
  • 18B Clifford
  • 25Lelan
  • 44Henderson
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,263

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away25

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Crawley Town 1.

Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Kaby.

Attempt missed. Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Akwasi Asante (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).

Foul by Sam Jones (Grimsby Town).

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Vernon replaces Craig Disley.

Attempt missed. Josh Lelan (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

Kaby (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Josh Payne (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Akwasi Asante (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Zak Mills.

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Akwasi Asante (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Tom Bolarinwa replaces Brandon Comley.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Akwasi Asante replaces Callum Dyson.

Dominic Vose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Foul by Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town).

James Collins (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster38239675443178
2Plymouth382261058401872
3Portsmouth381981159342565
4Stevenage381941564521261
5Luton371514854342059
6Carlisle38151495656059
7Exeter381771460441658
8Blackpool381415959392057
9Mansfield381413114542355
10Wycombe381510134746155
11Colchester38159145350354
12Cambridge37158144842653
13Grimsby38149154547-251
14Barnet371115114751-448
15Morecambe37137174456-1246
16Accrington361112134547-245
17Yeovil381015133948-945
18Crewe381112154354-1145
19Crawley38129174460-1645
20Hartlepool381011174863-1541
21Notts County37117194165-2440
22Cheltenham38912173852-1439
23Newport37711194161-2032
24Leyton Orient3895244167-2632
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