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FC Halifax Town 1-1 Grimsby Town

Grimsby Town fought back to avoid a third straight defeat, as they earned a point at high-flying Halifax.

The Shaymen, who had won their first five matches of the season, went ahead after four minutes when Paul Marshall curled home a free-kick.

Grimsby levelled when Scott Neilson lost his marker Marc Roberts before drilling a shot beyond Matt Glennon.

Both sides had chances but the game ended level. Halifax drop to fourth, while Grimsby rise to 13th.

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I think we were up against it to a degree coming into the game, with losing the strikers and being unable to find the right person or persons to get in, but the first-half performance I think is probably as good as I've seen.

"We went 1-0 down and spoke about the reaction that I was disappointed with on Saturday, but tonight it was an excellent reaction and I've just spoken to one of their guys and they said it's by far the best team that has been here and they've seen so far.

"Credit to Halifax, they changed things slightly and made it more difficult and it was always going to be difficult to be play as well as we did first-half, but I thought it was an excellent performance. "

Line-ups

Halifax

Formation 4-5-1

  • 27Glennon
  • 20MaynardSubstituted forSchofieldat 43'minutes
  • 14Williams
  • 3McManus
  • 2BoltonSubstituted forRobertsat 18'minutes
  • 4RobertsBooked at 34mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 7SmithSubstituted forDyerat 83'minutes
  • 8Marshall
  • 19Boden
  • 12Peniket

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 6Ainge
  • 10Dyer
  • 15Roberts
  • 22Schofield

Grimsby

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1McKeown
  • 6Magnay
  • 5PearsonBooked at 56mins
  • 22NsialaBooked at 70mins
  • 12Doig
  • 16Clay
  • 11Neilson
  • 8Disley
  • 7MackrethSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 90+1'minutes
  • 4BrownBooked at 34mins
  • 10Hannah

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 15Humble
  • 24Walker
  • 25Winfarrah
  • 26McLaughlin
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
1,867

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Grimsby Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Grimsby Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Roberts.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Scott Brown (Grimsby Town).

  5. Post update

    Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross Dyer (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Marshall with a cross.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Jack Mackreth.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

  9. Post update

    Ross Dyer (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

  11. Post update

    Scott Brown (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Danny Schofield.

  13. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ross Dyer replaces Adam Smith.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town).

  16. Post update

    Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Craig Disley tries a through ball, but Craig Disley is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

  19. Post update

    Scott Brown (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Brown.

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