National League
BraintreeBraintree Town0GrimsbyGrimsby Town0

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. "

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 2Peters
  • 3Habergham
  • 5PaineSubstituted forHolmanat 83'minutes
  • 19Wells
  • 15Massey
  • 26MulleySubstituted forDaleyat 74'minutes
  • 4Isaac
  • 9Marks
  • 8Davis
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forCoxat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McDonald
  • 10Holman
  • 12Daley
  • 22Cox
  • 23Laurent

Grimsby

  • 1Hedge
  • 15Bignot
  • 27FyfieldBooked at 24mins
  • 18ThanojBooked at 69mins
  • 6Doig
  • 12McDonaldBooked at 33mins
  • 7ColbeckBooked at 10minsSubstituted forWinfarrahat 78'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 8DisleySubstituted forCharlesworthat 61'minutes
  • 28Tounkara
  • 9CookBooked at 75mins
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forSouthwellat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Neilson
  • 20Southwell
  • 22Charlesworth
  • 24Walker
  • 25Winfarrah
Referee:
Justin Amey
Attendance:
1,489

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Grimsby Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Grimsby Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

  4. Post update

    Jonathan Hedge (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Cox with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Luke Daley.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Dan Holman (Braintree Town).

  10. Booking

    Caine Winfarrah (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Caine Winfarrah (Grimsby Town).

  12. Post update

    Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

  16. Post update

    Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Holman replaces Matt Paine.

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