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Grimsby Town 2-2 Colchester United

Sam Jones came off the bench to net from the penalty spot and earn Grimsby a 2-2 draw with Colchester.

Kyel Reid had twice put the visitors in front at Blundell Park, with JJ Hooper levelling the first time before Jones converted in the 89th minute.

It was Grimsby's first draw of the season, and United's first point on the road this term.

Colchester stunned Town inside five minutes as Reid set his sights from the edge of the box and beat James McKeown through a sea of bodies.

Town provided an instant response when Hooper latched on to a long ball from his skipper Nathan Clarke and smashed past Sam Walker.

Chances were few and far between as the minutes ticked by, but Reid doubled his tally for the night just before the hour.

Jones was then summoned from the bench, and the former Leeds trainee made his mark with a late penalty after Ryan Inniss fouled Jamille Matt.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Davies
  • 6Collins
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Dixon
  • 27Dembele
  • 7BerrettBooked at 90mins
  • 19Summerfield
  • 25WoolfordSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 72'minutes
  • 9HooperSubstituted forMattat 64'minutes
  • 21VernonSubstituted forJonesat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Rose
  • 10Jones
  • 14Osborne
  • 17Cardwell
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 29Matt
  • 30Killip

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2JacksonBooked at 90mins
  • 6Kent
  • 26Inniss
  • 22Vincent-YoungBooked at 84mins
  • 8LoftBooked at 90mins
  • 14ComleyBooked at 23mins
  • 17ReidSubstituted forJamesat 71'minutes
  • 7Wright
  • 19Mandron
  • 21HanlanSubstituted forSzmodicsat 71'minutesSubstituted forMurrayat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kinsella
  • 10Szmodics
  • 15Kabamba
  • 16Murray
  • 27Odelusi
  • 29Gilmartin
  • 35James
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,438

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Colchester United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Colchester United 2.

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Doug Loft (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Doug Loft (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

James Berrett (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Berrett (Grimsby Town).

Brandon Comley (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Colchester United 2. Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Grimsby Town. Jamille Matt draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Booking

Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Kane Vincent-Young.

Foul by Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town).

Sean Murray (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sean Murray replaces Sammie Szmodics because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Sam Jones replaces Scott Vernon.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) because of an injury.

Foul by Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town).

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Attempt blocked. Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Diallang Jaiyesimi replaces Martyn Woolford.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Cameron James replaces Kyel Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Brandon Hanlan.

Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Foul by Ben Davies (Grimsby Town).

Kyel Reid (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Brandon Comley (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. James Berrett (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jamille Matt replaces JJ Hooper.

Hand ball by James Berrett (Grimsby Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County108112081225
2Exeter107121611522
3Accrington106222013720
4Coventry10613136719
5Luton10532189918
6Stevenage105321712518
7Newport10532149518
8Wycombe105321916318
9Mansfield104421512316
10Cambridge10514119216
11Swindon105141414016
12Lincoln City104331312115
13Grimsby104151418-413
14Yeovil103341723-612
15Barnet103251413111
16Cheltenham103251213-111
17Carlisle103251416-211
18Crewe103251217-511
19Crawley103161113-210
20Morecambe10244912-310
21Colchester102351518-39
22Port Vale10127815-75
23Chesterfield10127921-125
24Forest Green101271025-155
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