The FA Cup - Second Round
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Grimsby Town 0-0 Shrewsbury Town

Non-league Grimsby will face an FA Cup second-round replay against Shrewsbury Town after sharing a goalless draw with the League One side.

The hosts hit the bar either side of half-time through Padraig Amond's volley and Conor Townsend's deep cross.

After visiting keeper Jayson Leutwiler was taken off on a stretcher, striker Scott Vernon wasted a good chance before Grimsby's Alex Jones went close.

The winners of the replay will face Cardiff City in the third round.

Should National League side Grimsby win the second-round replay, it would mean Cardiff boss Russell Slade faces his former side.

Shrews goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler was stretchered off after a collision with Andy Monkhouse
Shrews goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler is taken off on a stretcher after a collision with Andy Monkhouse

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I felt we created the better chances. Overall, I'm delighted with the performance.

"Now I think it's going to be a difficult task. It was anyway, but the lads rose to that challenge.

"When the replay comes around, everyone will give everything to cause and upset because there's no doubt that's what it would be."

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Our attackers had a tough night. We probably didn't give them enough options or create enough chances for them but when they did have opportunities they were not able to take them.

"I always knew it was going to be difficult. We knew we would have to do the basics well and I thought for long spells in the first half we didn't do that.

"Both sides would say a draw was fair. Our defence did well to stand their ground and keep Grimsby out. But the positives are that we are still in it and we can still go through."

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 22NsialaBooked at 53mins
  • 6GowlingBooked at 87mins
  • 26Townsend
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forJonesat 86'minutes
  • 16Clay
  • 8DisleyBooked at 61mins
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 10AmondSubstituted forAlabiat 86'minutes
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forBogleat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Robertson
  • 4Brown
  • 5Pearson
  • 9Bogle
  • 19Jones
  • 28Henderson
  • 29Alabi

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1LeutwilerSubstituted forHalsteadat 45'minutes
  • 5Grandison
  • 13GerrardBooked at 74mins
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 12BrownBooked at 1mins
  • 10Whalley
  • 17Ogogo
  • 7Lawrence
  • 11Kaikai
  • 16VernonSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 80'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forBarnettat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sadler
  • 19McAlinden
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 23Barnett
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 31Smith
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,366

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Shrewsbury Town).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Jones (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Craig Disley.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Lawrence.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Conor Townsend (Grimsby Town).

  10. Post update

    Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Liam Lawrence.

  14. Booking

    Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

  16. Post update

    Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Alex Jones replaces Nathan Arnold.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. James Alabi replaces Padraig Amond.