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Altrincham 1-1 Grimsby Town

Scott Leather scored a late equaliser for Altrincham to deny Grimsby three points in the race for promotion.

Lenell John-Lewis had a header ruled out for offside as the Mariners pressed for the opening goal.

Nathan Arnold forced home goalkeeper Stuart Coburn into a good save before breaking the deadlock with a stunning long-range strike.

The hosts earned a point with minutes remaining when Sean Williams' cross was converted by Leather from 12 yards.

Conference leaders Barnet's 3-1 win over AFC Telford means second-placed Grimsby are now eight points behind at the top of the table.

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I don't think we played as well as we would have liked today but with such a late equaliser it kind of feels like a little bit like a defeat. The lads are down in the dressing room but 16 points out of 18 in the last six games; I think any team team would take that.

"We have to be humble and respect the point that we've got but again I would have liked us to have played better.

"We had a couple of opportunities and certainly with the goal we had an opportunity to clear the ball. We didn't clear it long enough and it came back at us with a good ball in."

Line-ups

Altrincham

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Coburn
  • 2Densmore
  • 5Havern
  • 6Leather
  • 3Griffin
  • 7LawrieSubstituted forWilliamsat 63'minutes
  • 25Cavanagh
  • 8Richman
  • 4MoultSubstituted forCrowtherat 77'minutes
  • 9GillespieSubstituted forReevesat 63'minutes
  • 14Perry

Substitutes

  • 10Reeves
  • 16Marshall
  • 17Parton
  • 18Williams
  • 19Crowther

Grimsby

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1McKeown
  • 6Magnay
  • 5Pearson
  • 22NsialaBooked at 90mins
  • 3Thomas
  • 20Arnold
  • 8DisleyBooked at 11minsSubstituted forClayat 60'minutes
  • 19Parslow
  • 29PellSubstituted forBrownat 59'minutes
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forMackrethat 87'minutes
  • 14John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 4Brown
  • 7Mackreth
  • 10Hannah
  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman
Referee:
Steven Rushton

Match Stats

Home TeamAltrinchamAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Altrincham 1, Grimsby Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Altrincham 1, Grimsby Town 1.

  3. Booking

    Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

  5. Post update

    Damian Reeves (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

  7. Post update

    Kyle Perry (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Altrincham 1, Grimsby Town 1. Scott Leather (Altrincham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sean Williams with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Scott Neilson.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simon Richman (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Shaun Densmore.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Densmore (Altrincham) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Scott Brown (Grimsby Town).

  18. Post update

    Sean Williams (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. Ryan Crowther replaces Jake Moult.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.