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Grimsby Town 2-2 Gateshead

Craig Disley
Grimsby captain Craig Disley has previously played for Shrewsbury, Bristol Rovers and Mansfield Town

Grimsby's Conference title hopes suffered a setback despite an injury-time equaliser against Gateshead.

Craig Disley headed in Jack Mackreth's cross to earn a point for the hosts who sit three points behind leaders Barnet.

Kevin Sainte-Luce fired in to put the visitors ahead before Mackreth levelled from 20 yards after the break.

Sainte-Luce powered home his second and Grimsby's Valentin Gjokaj was then dismissed for a second yellow card but Disley still had time to rescue a draw.

The Mariners, who are now unbeaten in nine league games, remain in third place while Gateshead drop to 10th, six points behind a play-off spot.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was an exciting game. We wanted to win the game and Barnet have managed to get the victory, as expected in truth, so we have fallen a little bit behind, but in truth I don't think the fans can ask for much more from the team.

"I thought they showed great character and played some good stuff. For me, it's a good point in respect of it means we stay unbeaten.

"There's no way in this world that we didn't deserve to get anything from the game and it was great to get such a good atmosphere in the ground.

"Again it was a good response and realistically they've hardly had an attempt at goal. We were the ones pushing and threatening."

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 6Magnay
  • 5PearsonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forChapellat 86'minutes
  • 4Brown
  • 35RobertsonBooked at 78mins
  • 22Nsiala
  • 7Mackreth
  • 8DisleyBooked at 3mins
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forJolleyat 78'minutes
  • 14John-LewisBooked at 23minsSubstituted forPittmanat 79'minutes
  • 33Palmer

Substitutes

  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman
  • 19Parslow
  • 34Jolley
  • 37Chapell

Gateshead

Formation 4-3-3

  • 32Dixon
  • 16Baxter
  • 5Curtis
  • 12RamshawSubstituted forCampbellat 60'minutesSubstituted forOrrellat 90+6'minutes
  • 25Pattison
  • 9Shaw
  • 4Chandler
  • 26GjokajBooked at 90mins
  • 23Rodman
  • 19RankineBooked at 45mins
  • 27Sainte-Luce

Substitutes

  • 1Bartlett
  • 3Wilson
  • 14Morse
  • 29Orrell
  • 31Campbell
Referee:
John Brooks

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home20
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Gateshead 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Gateshead 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Jake Orrell replaces Adam Campbell because of an injury.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Gateshead 2. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Mackreth with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Joel Dixon (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  7. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead) for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead).

  9. Post update

    Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jordan Chapell replaces Shaun Pearson.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

  13. Post update

    Michael Rankine (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Rankine (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town).

  17. Post update

    Jon Shaw (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

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