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Dartford 1-1 Grimsby Town

Dartford stretched their unbeaten run to three games with a battling draw against Grimsby in the Conference.

Elliot Bradbrook hit the woodwork before his brother Tom put the Darts in front with a cool finish when unmarked.

Dartford looked to be heading for victory, but the game turned when Nathan Collier was dismissed late on for deliberate handball.

Lenell John-Lewis converted the resulting penalty for Grimsby to equalise and lift them to 11th place.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We had more than enough of the game, but obviously going a goal behind it looked like it wasn't going to be our day.

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Hurst on Grimsby Town v Altrincham

"In the end, we certainly got a reward in not getting beat and realistically looked the most likely to go on and win it.

"Certainly they should have had a man sent off prior to that, the lad kicked out and it's a blatant red, card.

"It's proving to be a highly competitive league from the bottom to the top but on Tuesday night we're at home and we want to put it back right in front of our own fans."

Line-ups

Dartford

  • 1Brown
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 4McAuley
  • 2BenderBooked at 45mins
  • 15CollierBooked at 83mins
  • 16Sweeney
  • 20BurnsSubstituted forHayesat 21'minutesBooked at 63minsSubstituted forPughat 86'minutes
  • 5Bradbrook
  • 6Cornhill
  • 11HarrisBooked at 3minsSubstituted forDaleyat 73'minutes
  • 23BradbrookBooked at 57mins

Substitutes

  • 7Hayes
  • 9Daley
  • 10Pugh
  • 17Crawford
  • 21Ibrahim

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 19Parslow
  • 5Pearson
  • 22NsialaBooked at 57mins
  • 6MagnayBooked at 16mins
  • 7MackrethBooked at 28minsSubstituted forNeilsonat 66'minutes
  • 4Brown
  • 8Disley
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 10HannahSubstituted forOatesat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 11Neilson
  • 16Clay
  • 23Oates
  • 24Walker
Referee:
Christopher Powell

Match Stats

Home TeamDartfordAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home5
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Dartford 1, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dartford 1, Grimsby Town 1.

Corner, Dartford.

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Parslow with a cross.

Foul by Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford).

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Scott Brown (Grimsby Town).

Peter Sweeney (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt saved. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Scott Brown with a cross.

Foul by Rhys Oates (Grimsby Town).

Luke Daley (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Andy Pugh replaces Ryan Hayes.

Foul by Scott Brown (Grimsby Town).

Max Cornhill (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Dartford 1, Grimsby Town 1. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Dismissal

Nathan Collier (Dartford) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Nathan Collier (Dartford) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford).

James McKeown (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dartford.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Rhys Oates replaces Ross Hannah.

Attempt missed. Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

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

Foul by Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford).

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Luke Daley replaces Danny Harris.

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt saved. Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Tom Bradbrook (Dartford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Tom Bender with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Neilson replaces Jack Mackreth.

Foul by Scott Brown (Grimsby Town).

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