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Torquay United 1-1 Grimsby Town

Omar Bogle
Former Birmingham City youngster Omar Bogle has scored 10 goals in 18 games for Grimsby this season

Omar Bogle's late penalty denied Kevin Nicholson his first home win since taking over as Torquay player-manager.

The Mariners, who beat Halifax 7-0 earlier in the week, were a goal down after Tyrone Marsh's close-range header shortly before half-time.

But Bogle levelled after he was fouled in the penalty area by Gulls' goalkeeper Fabian Speiss.

Grimsby had two efforts cleared off the line but Torquay held on to extend their unbeaten run to three games.

It leaves the Mariners fourth in the National League table, five points off leaders Forest Green, while Torquay are still one point from safety in the relegation zone.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was frustrating that we went behind, I thought we looked pretty comfortable and always felt like we were going to score.

"So when we went behind that was disappointing and then then second half was a bit scrappy.

"Once we got the equaliser then it looked like we were going to go on and possibly win it."

Line-ups

Torquay

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1SpiessBooked at 78mins
  • 29BerryBooked at 5mins
  • 5MacDonald
  • 16Richards
  • 24Nicholson
  • 18Smith
  • 2HurstBooked at 70minsSubstituted forMurombedziat 81'minutes
  • 26Heslop
  • 3Butler
  • 10Marsh
  • 17FisherSubstituted forYeomanat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Fenwick
  • 11Murombedzi
  • 14Yeoman
  • 21Lavercombe
  • 28Hickford

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 2TaitBooked at 72mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 16Clay
  • 26TownsendBooked at 53mins
  • 22NsialaBooked at 63mins
  • 20Arnold
  • 8Disley
  • 14MarshallSubstituted forMackrethat 65'minutes
  • 9Bogle
  • 10AmondSubstituted forPittmanat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Brown
  • 7Mackreth
  • 18Pittman
  • 23East
  • 27Tomlinson
Referee:
Nigel Lugg
Attendance:
2,003

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 1, Grimsby Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Grimsby Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United).

  4. Post update

    Conor Townsend (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Richard Tait (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Craig Clay (Grimsby Town).

  9. Post update

    Simon Heslop (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Simon Heslop (Torquay United).

  11. Post update

    Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

  13. Post update

    Simon Heslop (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

  15. Post update

    Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Alex Fisher.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Nathan Arnold.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

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