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Grimsby Town 0-0 Altrincham

Aswad Thomas
Grimsby defender Aswad Thomas made a return after more than eight weeks out through injury

Grimsby's winless run stretched to three games as Altrincham goalkeeper Stuart Coburn kept them at bay.

Coburn made a good save from Patrick McLaughlin just after the half-hour before he tipped a left-foot shot from Aswad Thomas around the post.

Top scorer Damian Reeves almost won it for the visitors late on but James McKeown kept out his header.

The result leaves the Mariners in 11th place in the table - six points off the play-offs - with Altrincham 18th.

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Obviously the simple thing is we didn't get the ball in the net, but I can't fault the players in terms of the effort to try and win the game.

"We couldn't find the goal which I felt the players deserved and ultimately it's two points dropped at home.

"The only thing I can knock them for is at times we're a little bit static in the box, from the second phase of a cross where it's maybe headed back across the goal, or it's a defender who moves and we react to things rather than gambling on them. "

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 19Parslow
  • 5Pearson
  • 6Magnay
  • 3Thomas
  • 7Mackreth
  • 4Brown
  • 16Clay
  • 26McLaughlinSubstituted forOatesat 72'minutes
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forHannahat 72'minutes
  • 11Neilson

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 10Hannah
  • 23Oates
  • 24Walker
  • 25Winfarrah

Altrincham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Coburn
  • 2Densmore
  • 5Havern
  • 6Leather
  • 3Griffin
  • 8Richman
  • 4Moult
  • 18WilliamsSubstituted forCavanaghat 46'minutesBooked at 61mins
  • 11CleeSubstituted forCrowtherat 76'minutes
  • 15WilkinsonSubstituted forPerryat 60'minutes
  • 10ReevesBooked at 39mins

Substitutes

  • 9Gillespie
  • 14Perry
  • 16Marshall
  • 19Crowther
  • 25Cavanagh
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
2,535

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Altrincham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Altrincham 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town).

  4. Post update

    Ryan Crowther (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kyle Perry with a cross.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Offside, Altrincham. Damian Reeves tries a through ball, but Damian Reeves is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Peter Cavanagh with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Parslow (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Scott Neilson with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Peter Cavanagh (Altrincham).

  12. Post update

    Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Adam Griffin (Altrincham).

  14. Post update

    Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. Ryan Crowther replaces Nicky Clee.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Rhys Oates replaces Patrick McLaughlin.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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