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Accrington Stanley 1-1 Grimsby Town

In-form Shay McCartan rescued a point for Accrington with a late free-kick in the draw with fellow mid-table side Grimsby.

McCartan, who has now scored seven goals in his last 10 games - five from free-kicks - fired home from 20 yards in the 89th minute to extend Stanley's unbeaten run to 10 games.

Grimsby had looked on course for victory thanks to substitute Akwasi Asante's first league goal.

Asante, who scored 12 goals for Solihull Moors before signing for the Mariners in January, made space for himself on the right of the penalty area before firing the ball home in the 70th minute.

Stanley had hit the woodwork twice prior to that with Hull loan defender Harvey Rodgers firing a long-range effort against a post and Matty Pearson rattling the crossbar with a long-range strike.

Dutchman Asante, a 57th-minute replacement for Scott Vernon, almost claimed a winner in the second minute of added time when he was denied by a superb save from Aaron Chapman.

Match support supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 20Chapman
  • 32Rodgers
  • 5Beckles
  • 3Hughes
  • 30DonacienSubstituted forEdwardsat 77'minutes
  • 2Pearson
  • 16Husin
  • 7Clark
  • 10McCartan
  • 11McConville
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 1Parish
  • 9Gornell
  • 14Boco
  • 18Hewitt
  • 19Shaw
  • 22Ogle
  • 24Edwards

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Mills
  • 20Boyce
  • 28GunningBooked at 87minsSubstituted forPearsonat 87'minutes
  • 3Andrew
  • 8Disley
  • 31Clements
  • 32OsborneSubstituted forBolarinwaat 75'minutes
  • 35Jones
  • 10Vose
  • 21VernonSubstituted forAsanteat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Pearson
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 23Jones
  • 26Comley
  • 29Dyson
  • 33Asante
  • 34Maxwell
Referee:
Peter Gooch
Attendance:
2,312

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Grimsby Town 1.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Edwards (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

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

Attempt missed. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

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

Hand ball by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Grimsby Town 1. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zak Mills (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Zak Mills.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Shaun Pearson replaces Gavin Gunning.

Booking

Gavin Gunning (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Clements (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Jonathan Edwards (Accrington Stanley).

Zak Mills (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match James McKeown (Grimsby Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Edwards (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jonathan Edwards replaces Janoi Donacien.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Tom Bolarinwa replaces Jamey Osborne.

Foul by Gavin Gunning (Grimsby Town).

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Gunning (Grimsby Town).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Grimsby Town 1. Akwasi Asante (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamey Osborne.

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamey Osborne (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Noor Husin (Accrington Stanley).

Chris Clements (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Vose (Grimsby Town).

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster38239675443178
2Plymouth382261058401872
3Portsmouth392081161352668
4Stevenage391951564521262
5Blackpool391515961402160
6Luton391515956371960
7Exeter391781463471659
8Carlisle391514105658-259
9Mansfield391513114843558
10Colchester39169145551457
11Wycombe391510144747055
12Cambridge38159144842654
13Grimsby391410154648-252
14Barnet391215125053-351
15Accrington381213134849-149
16Crewe391212154554-948
17Crawley39139174760-1348
18Yeovil391016134251-946
19Morecambe39137194661-1546
20Notts County39137194365-2246
21Hartlepool391011184965-1641
22Cheltenham39912183955-1639
23Newport39712204364-2133
24Leyton Orient3995254170-2932
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