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Grimsby Town 1-1 Bradford City

James Hanson denied former side Bradford their first League Two win of the season as he earned Grimsby a draw.

James Vaughan had given the visitors the lead early in the second half, but it was Hanson's header that ensured his side picked up a point.

Bradford goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell was tested early on as Grimsby made a quick start to the game, with Ahkeem Rose's strike forcing him into a good save.

Despite Grimsby having the better of the first half, it was the visitors who took the lead shortly after the break.

Vaughan managed to peel off the hosts' defenders to latch onto Jordan Gibson's 53rd-minute cross, and he headed the ball unopposed beyond a helpless James McKeown in the Grimsby goal.

The home side pushed for an equaliser and their pressure paid off as it arrived in the 66th minute when Hanson latched on to Jake Hessenthaler's corner to head in against his former side.

McKeown was forced into a superb save late on from Sean Scannell as both sides had to settle for a point from an enthralling game.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 22Hewitt
  • 5ÖhmanBooked at 3minsSubstituted forPollockat 79'minutes
  • 4Davis
  • 2Hendrie
  • 15CliftonBooked at 77mins
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 10Whitehouse
  • 7Green
  • 9Hanson
  • 14RoseSubstituted forOgbuat 22'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Cook
  • 18Vernam
  • 19Wright
  • 20Ogbu
  • 21Ring
  • 23Russell
  • 25Pollock

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2Mellor
  • 6O'Connor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 22Henley
  • 18AndersonBooked at 68minsSubstituted forDevineat 70'minutes
  • 16Palmer
  • 17Gibson
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forScannellat 62'minutes
  • 12Vaughan
  • 10Donaldson

Substitutes

  • 3Longridge
  • 4O'Connor
  • 7Scannell
  • 13Hornby
  • 15French
  • 23Wood
  • 24Devine
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
6,882

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home19
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt blocked. Jordan Gibson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Vaughan.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Jake Hessenthaler tries a through ball, but Harry Davis is caught offside.

Matt Green (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City).

Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Luke Hendrie.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town).

Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Scannell (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Sean Scannell (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Clayton Donaldson with a cross.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Devine.

Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam Henley (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Vaughan.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Matthew Pollock replaces Ludvig Öhman because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match because of an injury Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town).

Delay in match because of an injury James Vaughan (Bradford City).

Foul by James Vaughan (Bradford City).

Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Gibson (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sean Scannell.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jordan Gibson.

Attempt blocked. Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Clayton Donaldson with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town).

Jordan Gibson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler with a cross.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Daniel Devine replaces Jermaine Anderson.

Foul by Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town).

James Vaughan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Green with a cross.

Booking

Jermaine Anderson (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Plymouth22004046
2Swindon22005236
3Exeter22002026
4Grimsby21103124
5Forest Green21102114
6Walsall21102114
7Cheltenham21014223
8Macclesfield21013123
9Crawley21013213
10Carlisle21014403
11Salford21012203
12Crewe210124-23
13Leyton Orient210113-23
14Mansfield20204402
15Newport20202202
16Port Vale20202202
17Bradford20201102
18Cambridge20200002
19Colchester201112-11
20Northampton201112-11
21Morecambe201124-21
22Oldham200213-20
23Stevenage200203-30
24Scunthorpe200216-50
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