Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Grimsby Town 0.
Promotion hopefuls Grimsby warmed up for the Conference Premier play-offs with a goalless draw against Braintree.
Both sides created early chances, with Daniel Sparkes going close from a free-kick for the hosts and Andi Thanoj shooting wide for the Mariners.
Home keeper Nick Hamann was kept busy early in the second half, saving twice from Alex Rodman and Craig Disley.
In a hard-fought contest there were six bookings, but despite 25 shots on goal neither side could snatch a winner.
Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:
"Overall I obviously changed it round a little bit but the important thing for me is I haven't picked up any injuries and no-one got sent off because at one stage the way players were getting booked that was a concern.
"I thought we started the second-half really well to be honest we had a couple of attacks, a couple of shots at the keeper at the near post and he showed good hands.
"One thing I will say is we're playing the form team there's no doubt. That's twelve games unbeaten for them (Gateshead) and hopefully they're due a defeat. "
- 5PaineSubstituted forHolmanat 83'minutes
- 26MulleySubstituted forDaleyat 74'minutes
- 11SparkesSubstituted forCoxat 60'minutes
- 27FyfieldBooked at 24mins
- 18ThanojBooked at 69mins
- 12McDonaldBooked at 33mins
- 7ColbeckBooked at 10minsSubstituted forWinfarrahat 78'minutesBooked at 89mins
- 8DisleySubstituted forCharlesworthat 61'minutes
- 9CookBooked at 75mins
- 23RodmanSubstituted forSouthwellat 61'minutes
- Justin Amey
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Grimsby Town 0.
Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).
Jonathan Hedge (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Cox with a cross.
Attempt saved. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Luke Daley.
Corner, Braintree Town.
Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Hand ball by Dan Holman (Braintree Town).
Caine Winfarrah (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Caine Winfarrah (Grimsby Town).
Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).
Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Corner, Braintree Town.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Holman replaces Matt Paine.