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Grimsby Town 1-1 Lincoln City

Martyn Woolford
Martyn Woolford put Grimsby ahead but Lincoln responded with a second-half equaliser

John Akinde scored a second-half penalty to earn a draw for Lincoln as they dropped their first points of the season at Lincolnshire rivals Grimsby.

The striker tucked away his second spot-kick in as many weeks after Martyn Woolford had given the hosts a deserved lead in the first half.

After a blistering start by both sides, it was Grimsby who took the lead when Jordan Cook laid the ball off to Woolford on the edge of the penalty area, with the midfielder stroking the ball home to get the Blundell Park crowd on their feet.

Grimsby increased the pressure after the break with a sustained spell in the visitors' final third, with defender Danny Collins going close to doubling the Mariners' advantage but his header was cleared off the line.

However, Lincoln found themselves level when Akinde went down under the challenge of Collins before picking himself up to bury his penalty into the bottom corner and claim a point for his side.

Report supplied by the Press Association.



Formation 4-5-1

  • 1McKeown
  • 24Davis
  • 25Whitmore
  • 6CollinsBooked at 74mins
  • 12Famewo
  • 15CliftonBooked at 70minsSubstituted forVernamat 77'minutes
  • 7Hessenthaler
  • 4Welsh
  • 16Woolford
  • 9Hooper
  • 11CookSubstituted forThomasat 83'minutes


  • 3Dixon
  • 14Robles
  • 18Vernam
  • 20Wright
  • 21Rose
  • 23Russell
  • 39Thomas

Lincoln City

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 16Bostwick
  • 5Shackell
  • 14Toffolo
  • 8Frecklington
  • 4O'ConnorSubstituted forPettat 64'minutes
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forGreenat 57'minutes
  • 17McCartanBooked at 15minsSubstituted forWilsonat 80'minutes
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 29Akinde


  • 6Wharton
  • 7Pett
  • 9Rhead
  • 10Green
  • 12Chapman
  • 15Wilson
  • 21Smith
Carl Boyeson

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Lincoln City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

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    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Akin Famewo.

  5. Post update

    Foul by JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

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    Attempt blocked. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Wes Thomas replaces Jordan Cook.

  10. Post update

    Foul by John Welsh (Grimsby Town).

  11. Post update

    Tom Pett (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. James Wilson replaces Shay McCartan.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Charles Vernam replaces Harry Clifton.

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Pett (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  16. Booking

    Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Shay McCartan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Lincoln City 1. John Akinde (Lincoln City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  20. Post update

    Penalty Lincoln City. John Akinde draws a foul in the penalty area.