The FA Cup - First Round
GrimsbyGrimsby Town0ScunthorpeScunthorpe United0

Grimsby Town 0-0 Scunthorpe United

Grimsby and Scunthorpe will both be in the hat for the second round of the FA Cup after a goalless draw.

Ross Hannah saw an early strike saved for Grimsby while Lenell John-Lewis also went close with two headers and a strike that went over the bar.

Andy Dawson cleared off the line from John-Lewis who also forced a smart save from Scunthorpe keeper Sam Slocombe.

Substitute Deon Burton almost won it late on but his header missed the target for Scunthorpe.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst talking to BBC Radio Humberside's John Tondeur:

"I enjoyed it and I'm sure the fans did too. It's as good as a 0-0 game you're going to get. A fantastic atmosphere and I've just said to the players going into the game you just hope that they don't freeze and they put on a performance that I think they're capable of and credit to them they certainly did that.

"I would love to manage in front of that crowd every week and I'm sure the players would love to play in front of that but we know that's not going to happen.

"We're together as a squad. It's a happy dressing room although slightly disappointed that we couldn't get that winner."

Scunthorpe United manager Brian Laws talking to BBC Radio Humberside's Mike White:

"I would certainly say I'm delighted to have another bite of the cherry. However, our link up play was pretty poor in that first period which disappointed me. I was delighted with the commitment and desire and I did say that we stressed all week that the tempo of the game is going to be very, very hot and it's going to be hard to handle at times.

"I thought our delivery to the strikers was very poor in the first-half. It was playing into, no disrespect to Clayton McDonald's hands. He's six foot six and he's going to win everything in the air.

"It was always going to be a difficult one but we have to do better with the ball. "

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13McKeown
  • 2Hatton
  • 3Thomas
  • 8Disley
  • 12McDonald
  • 5Pearson
  • 7Colbeck
  • 4Kerr
  • 17HannahSubstituted forHearnat 83'minutes
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forRodmanat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Hedge
  • 6Doig
  • 9Cook
  • 10Hearn
  • 15Bignot
  • 23Rodman
  • 26McLaughlin

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Slocombe
  • 26Byrne
  • 3Dawson
  • 19Collins
  • 15Waterfall
  • 5Mirfin
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 4McAllister
  • 29Winnall
  • 28SpencerSubstituted forBurtonat 61'minutes
  • 10EsajasBooked at 19minsSubstituted forSparrowat 69'minutesSubstituted forRibeiroat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 7Sparrow
  • 8Burton
  • 9Iwelumo
  • 13Severn
  • 16Adelakun
  • 20Howe
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
8,306

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aswad Thomas.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Sam Hatton.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Scunthorpe United. David Mirfin tries a through ball, but Terry Hawkridge is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Michael Collins (Scunthorpe United).

  9. Post update

    Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Aswad Thomas.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Aswad Thomas.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Liam Hearn replaces Ross Hannah.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Alex Rodman replaces Scott Neilson.

  16. Post update

    Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).