National League - 1st Leg
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Grimsby Town 1-1 Gateshead

Craig Disley

Gateshead held Grimsby to a draw in their Conference Premier play-off semi-final first-leg tie.

Josh Walker put Colin Larkin through to score as the Heed took an early lead.

Craig Disley headed in Scott Kerr's pass to level and the home side went close with efforts from Ross Hannah, Alex Rodman and Lenell John-Lewis.

The visitors continued to defend resolutely to make sure it is all square going into Sunday's second leg at the International Stadium.

Gateshead have entered the play-offs as the form team, having won eight games in a run that now sees them unbeaten in 13 matches.

And they were ahead after seven minutes when Larkin coolly finished across James McKeown

But the Mariners, with just one win in five games, showed the most adventure for the rest of the contest as Rodman saw his shot deflected over, before Disley headed in the equaliser.

Gateshead keeper Adam Bartlett was kept busy in the second half, saving well from Rodman and John-Lewis and then denying Scott Neilson at the death.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 2HattonBooked at 67mins
  • 3Thomas
  • 4Kerr
  • 5PearsonBooked at 4mins
  • 30Boyce
  • 11Neilson
  • 8Disley
  • 17Hannah
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forCookat 86'minutes
  • 23Rodman

Substitutes

  • 9Cook
  • 18Thanoj
  • 20Southwell
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 27Fyfield

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 2Magnay
  • 16Baxter
  • 8Turnbull
  • 5CurtisBooked at 39mins
  • 6Clark
  • 17WalkerBooked at 77mins
  • 29Oster
  • 7LarkinSubstituted forO'Donnellat 59'minutes
  • 25MaddisonSubstituted forHatchat 64'minutes
  • 18Marwood

Substitutes

  • 9Hatch
  • 11Cummins
  • 19Lester
  • 21Ramshaw
  • 38O'Donnell
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
5,234

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Gateshead 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Gateshead 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town).

  4. Post update

    James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Liam Hatch (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Liam Hatch (Gateshead).

  8. Post update

    Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

  13. Booking

    Josh Walker (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Josh Walker (Gateshead).

  15. Post update

    Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Liam Hatch (Gateshead).

  18. Post update

    Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

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