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Grimsby Town 1-1 Dover Athletic

James McKeown
James McKeown earned Grimsby a point with his late penalty save

Grimsby goalkeeper James McKeown saved a last-minute penalty from Dover's Christian Nanetti as the sides shared the points at Blundell Park.

The Mariners made a bright start, but did not find an opening until late on, when a deflected Pat McLaughlin strike wrong-footed Mitch Walker.

Dover pulled level when Matt Lock fired in from a Nanetti pass.

And they were made to settle for their first point of the season by McKeown's stoppage-time save.

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We're indebted to James McKeown for making a penalty save, to get us a point, but we could have won it.

"We need to start taking advantage of opportunities that come our way because we got one up and then had some chances.

"We gave away a ridiculous goal with three players around the man. For me it's just too nice."

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 30BoyceBooked at 90mins
  • 6MagnaySubstituted forMackrethat 88'minutes
  • 5PearsonBooked at 83mins
  • 22Nsiala
  • 16Clay
  • 4BrownBooked at 67mins
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 8Disley
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 17ConnellSubstituted forPittmanat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 7Mackreth
  • 18Pittman
  • 25Winfarrah
  • 27Bemrose

Dover

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Walker
  • 12LockBooked at 87mins
  • 16Sterling
  • 5Raggett
  • 3WynterSubstituted forNanettiat 80'minutes
  • 6Orlu
  • 2Stone
  • 4KinnearSubstituted forDeverdicsat 78'minutes
  • 9Elder
  • 14PayneSubstituted forReidat 70'minutes
  • 7Modeste

Substitutes

  • 8Bellamy
  • 15Francis
  • 17Deverdics
  • 19Reid
  • 20Nanetti
Referee:
Ian Hussin
Attendance:
3,548

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamDover
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Dover Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Dover Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  4. Post update

    Penalty saved! Christian Nanetti (Dover Athletic) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Booking

    Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Penalty Dover Athletic. Christian Nanetti draws a foul in the penalty area.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Brown (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Carl Magnay.

  10. Booking

    Matthew Lock (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Dover Athletic 1. Matthew Lock (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christian Nanetti with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matthew Lock (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Christian Nanetti (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  15. Booking

    Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

  17. Post update

    Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis tries a through ball, but Lenell John-Lewis is caught offside.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Christian Nanetti replaces Tom Wynter.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic).