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Grimsby Town 0-0 Eastleigh

Grimsby strengthened their position in the National League play-off places despite being held to a goalless draw by 10-man Eastleigh.

Visiting keeper Ross Flitney was in great form to stop Omar Bogle on a number of occasions in the first-half.

Shortly after the restart, Eastleigh's Josh Payne was sent off for a tackle on Richard Tait.

Grimsby stepped up the pressure but Flitney was equal to Jon Nolan's swerving shot to secure a point.

The Mariners are fourth in the table, seven points clear of sixth-placed Braintree, with Eastleigh a point further back in seventh.

Grimsby boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Overall I was really happy with the performance and I think you can see at the end that they're the ones who went down to 10 men.

"You can see the lads are out on their feet and we're having to really demand and ask them to dig deep and give everything.

"Unfortunately today we weren't rewarded with the three points but I feel it was a good performance and if you look at who we're playing against, it was just unfortunate we couldn't get that winning goal."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Tait
  • 22NsialaBooked at 50mins
  • 8Disley
  • 3Robertson
  • 6Gowling
  • 20Arnold
  • 31Nolan
  • 36StewartSubstituted forJenningsat 72'minutes
  • 10Amond
  • 9BogleSubstituted forHobanat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Pearson
  • 16Clay
  • 23East
  • 34Jennings
  • 35Hoban

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 2Partington
  • 5Turley
  • 8PayneBooked at 49mins
  • 3Green
  • 6Reid
  • 14Strevens
  • 10Reason
  • 18DruryBooked at 50mins
  • 9Constable
  • 32TubbsSubstituted forOdubadeat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Evans
  • 7Odubade
  • 12Midson
  • 20Harding
  • 25Fanimo
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,011

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home12
Away2
Corners
Home17
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Eastleigh 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Eastleigh 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Craig Disley tries a through ball, but Craig Disley is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town).

  5. Post update

    Michael Green (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Jennings (Grimsby Town).

  7. Post update

    Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

  10. Post update

    Yemi Odubade (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Gregor Robertson (Grimsby Town).

  12. Post update

    Jamie Turley (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Jennings (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jon Nolan with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Padraig Amond tries a through ball, but Padraig Amond is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon Nolan (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Pat Hoban with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham432711581295292
2Forest Green432511767392886
3Dover422381173502377
4Grimsby412113777393876
5Tranmere4320121158421672
6Braintree4219121146341269
7Eastleigh411911115849968
8Wrexham421991466471966
9Gateshead431810155262-1064
10Macclesfield421871758461261
11Lincoln City431612156460460
12Bromley43179176564160
13Barrow421612145966-760
14Aldershot43158204967-1853
15Woking421410186361252
16Southport431312184558-1351
17Chester431112205768-1145
18Torquay421111204570-2544
19Guiseley42916174064-2443
20Halifax411110205378-2543
21Boreham Wood43914203848-1041
22Altrincham42914194366-2341
23Welling43811243561-2635
24Kidderminster42711244367-2432
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