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Lincoln City 1-1 Grimsby Town

Grimsby overcame Josh Gowling's red card to secure a point at Lincoln City.

Gowling was given his marching orders after jostling with Matt Rhead off the ball, Rhead scoring the resulting penalty to give Lincoln the lead.

But Grimsby produced a battling display and were rewarded when Omar Bogle equalised with an acrobatic overhead kick.

Grimsby are 10th in the National League table with nine points, the same number as Lincoln, who are 11th.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"I have to give a bit of credit to Grimsby, they worked relentlessly and tirelessly in midfield which we should never have allowed to happen.

"Having said that, we could have nicked it at the end but were a bit flat to be honest. We weren't good enough going forward and didn't win enough second balls, but we're a work in progress still.

"We wanted another goal to kill the game off, but we got a point. We're disappointed, but we've not been beaten."

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst talking told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I thought the lads were absolutely outstanding. It might not be a victory but I think it's certainly a moral victory.

"Only one team were looking to win the game and to play in the manner that I think is the best way, albeit we've all got different approaches.

"I couldn't be prouder that they got their rewards because there's no doubt that we certainly deserved something."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wood
  • 5Waterfall
  • 4Stanley
  • 18BeeversBooked at 76mins
  • 23Brown
  • 8PowerSubstituted forHodgeat 86'minutes
  • 11Nolan
  • 14RobinsonSubstituted forSimmonsat 68'minutes
  • 9Rhead
  • 7MuldoonSubstituted forSparrowat 58'minutesBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 6Bush
  • 13Grant
  • 16Simmons
  • 17Hodge
  • 21Sparrow

Grimsby

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1McKeown
  • 3Robertson
  • 5Pearson
  • 25RobinsonSubstituted forNsialaat 34'minutes
  • 23East
  • 6GowlingBooked at 30mins
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 8Disley
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forMackrethat 90'minutes
  • 9BogleSubstituted forPittmanat 90'minutes
  • 10Amond

Substitutes

  • 7Mackreth
  • 14Marshall
  • 16Clay
  • 18Pittman
  • 22Nsiala
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
5,848

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Grimsby Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Grimsby Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

  4. Post update

    Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Omar Bogle.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Nathan Arnold.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Simmons (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Hodge replaces Alan Power.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Arnold (Grimsby Town).

  11. Post update

    Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Arnold.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Simmons (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Nathan Arnold with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

  19. Post update

    Danny East (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Gregor Robertson with a cross.

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