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Northampton Town 2-2 Grimsby Town

Grimsby ended their three-game losing run on the road with an entertaining 2-2 League Two draw at Northampton.

The game was only four minutes old when Northampton struck the first blow as Sam Foley flicked on David Buchanan's corner and Andy Williams thumped into the roof of the net.

Kevin van Veen had a shot blocked and Buchanan rifled wide as the Cobblers threatened a second, but Grimsby were level nine minutes before the break thanks to Charles Vernam, who turned in Ben Pringle's cross.

A brilliant save from James McKeown denied Williams a second goal on the stroke of half-time, but Northampton were back in front with 15 minutes to go through Van Veen's superb free-kick.

Again the home side could not hold on though and Grimsby restored parity within five minutes when a catalogue of defensive errors allowed Harry Cardwell to crash home from close range.

The Mariners ended the game a man down after Danny Collins saw red for a professional foul, but they saw out the last few moments to take home a point.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 18TurnbullSubstituted forFaceyat 57'minutes
  • 17McWilliamsSubstituted forWilliamsat 85'minutes
  • 21O'Toole
  • 7Hoskins
  • 8Foley
  • 3Buchanan
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forPowellat 69'minutes
  • 10van Veen

Substitutes

  • 2Facey
  • 4Odoffin
  • 11Powell
  • 19Bridge
  • 20Waters
  • 31Williams
  • 34Ward

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 27HendrieBooked at 90mins
  • 24Davis
  • 6CollinsBooked at 86mins
  • 19Fox
  • 22Embleton
  • 7Hessenthaler
  • 15Clifton
  • 30PringleBooked at 86minsSubstituted forWhitmoreat 88'minutes
  • 18VernamSubstituted forRoseat 77'minutes
  • 39ThomasSubstituted forCardwellat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Welsh
  • 8Rose
  • 11Cook
  • 16Woolford
  • 17Cardwell
  • 21Rose
  • 25Whitmore
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
5,594

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Grimsby Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, Grimsby Town 2.

Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Foley (Northampton Town).

Booking

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Jay Williams (Northampton Town).

Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Alex Whitmore replaces Ben Pringle.

Attempt missed. Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Dismissal

Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) is shown the red card.

Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).

Attempt missed. Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jay Williams replaces Shaun McWilliams.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Sam Hoskins.

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Fox (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Sam Hoskins.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, Grimsby Town 2. Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Collins following a set piece situation.

Foul by Shay Facey (Northampton Town).

Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ahkeem Rose replaces Charles Vernam.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, Grimsby Town 1. Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Cardwell replaces Wes Thomas.

Attempt missed. Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Daniel Powell replaces Andy Williams.

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town).

Ben Pringle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Andy Williams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2MK Dons19107228131537
3Colchester1995532191332
4Mansfield19711127141332
5Newport199552831-332
6Exeter198742920931
7Tranmere198742820831
8Stevenage199462422231
9Bury1986534201430
10Forest Green197932819930
11Carlisle198292424026
12Crawley198292730-326
13Oldham196762520525
14Swindon196672026-624
15Northampton195862425-123
16Crewe196491924-522
17Port Vale196491723-622
18Yeovil175662319421
19Morecambe1963101930-1121
20Grimsby1954101425-1119
21Cambridge1954101932-1319
22Cheltenham184591726-917
23Notts County1936102140-1915
24Macclesfield1924131537-2210
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