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Notts County 0-0 Grimsby Town

Notts County lost ground on League Two leaders Luton as they were held to a dour goalless draw at home to Grimsby.

The Mariners had the better of the first half at Meadow Lane as Jamille Matt benefited from some good work from Diallang Jaiyesimi only to see his shot saved by Ross Fitzsimons.

From the resulting corner, the striker was given a terrific opportunity to open the scoring as the Magpies failed to clear but he could not convert from six yards.

County tried to batter their way through a stubborn Grimsby back four but were given very little joy, with goalkeeper James McKeown rarely tested.

With frustration growing in the home stands, Siriki Dembele then showed a flash of quality when he cut inside from the left to arrow a shot over the crossbar.

The home side did threaten midway through the second half when Ryan Yates attempted to get on the end of a Jorge Grant free-kick but took a punch to the head from McKeown for his troubles.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 34Fitzsimons
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 16Brisley
  • 3Dickinson
  • 11HawkridgeSubstituted forAlessandraat 80'minutes
  • 22YatesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Hewitt
  • 10Grant
  • 30SteadSubstituted forForteat 80'minutes
  • 9Ameobi

Substitutes

  • 7Alessandra
  • 13Pindroch
  • 14Forte
  • 17Smith
  • 19Hunt
  • 23Jones
  • 24Milsom

Grimsby

  • 1McKeownBooked at 70mins
  • 2Davies
  • 6Collins
  • 5Clarke
  • 12Mills
  • 27DembeleSubstituted forHooperat 90'minutes
  • 8Rose
  • 19Summerfield
  • 20JaiyesimiSubstituted forWoolfordat 79'minutes
  • 29MattSubstituted forVernonat 72'minutes
  • 10JonesBooked at 38mins

Substitutes

  • 3Dixon
  • 7Berrett
  • 9Hooper
  • 14Osborne
  • 21Vernon
  • 25Woolford
  • 30Killip
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
8,016

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 0, Grimsby Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Grimsby Town 0.

Booking

Ryan Yates (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Yates (Notts County).

Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Jones (Grimsby Town).

Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. JJ Hooper replaces Siriki Dembele.

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).

Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jonathan Forte replaces Jon Stead.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Lewis Alessandra replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Martyn Woolford replaces Diallang Jaiyesimi.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Luke Summerfield.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Vernon replaces Jamille Matt.

Booking

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

Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James McKeown (Grimsby Town).

Attempt missed. Ryan Yates (Notts County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Carl Dickinson (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town).

Attempt missed. Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Ryan Yates (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Jones (Grimsby Town).

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

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).

Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Terry Hawkridge (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Jorge Grant (Notts County).

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

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).

Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Carl Dickinson (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Notts County 0, Grimsby Town 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton22136351193245
2Notts County22127336211543
3Exeter2212373126539
4Wycombe22107539291037
5Accrington2111463224837
6Lincoln City2210662819936
7Coventry2210572315835
8Colchester2210573226635
9Newport229763226634
10Mansfield228953025533
11Grimsby229672526-133
12Swindon2110293228432
13Cambridge228591827-929
14Carlisle227783232028
15Cheltenham227692931-227
16Stevenage227692733-627
17Crawley2266101926-724
18Port Vale2273122332-924
19Crewe2272132435-1123
20Morecambe2257101827-922
21Yeovil2256112740-1321
22Barnet2255122432-820
23Chesterfield2255122539-1420
24Forest Green2255122342-1920
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