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Grimsby Town win 5-4 on penalties

Grimsby Town A-A Macclesfield Town

Grimsby Town and Macclesfield Town will have to replay their EFL Cup second-round tie after heavy rainfall just before half-time left the field waterlogged at Blundell Park.

It was goalless between the two League Two sides, with Jak McCourt's free-kick which smacked a post for the visitors the best chance of either club when referee Darren Drysdale led the players off 30 seconds early before the break.

However, the deluge of rain, which lasted around 10 minutes, proved too much for the surface to cope with and despite giving the pitch time to drain, Drysdale was left with no option but to call it off.

Grimsby have urged fans to retain their ticket stubs, and say an announcement will be made on Wednesday regarding reissued tickets for the rearranged game.

Town boss Michael Jolley said: "I think in the end it was the right decision.

"We were hopeful that the rain might stop and it might improve, but every time the referee came out to the pitch it got worse didn't it. No complaints.

"The draw is made tonight so it will need to be done in time for the third round, but we have got a game next week anyway. It remains to be seen when it will be."

Macclesfield boss Daryl McMahon added: "No complaints at all. It was raining really heavily and there was a lot of surface water on the pitch.

"It would have been dangerous for the players had we returned. And looking at the weather, we would have only got 15 or 20 minutes in anyway.

"It was very unreal. I've never seen anything like it and I'm from Dublin.

"I was pleased with our performance, though, having made seven changes. I was enjoying the game, but no complaints."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hendrie
  • 25PollockSubstituted forHewittat 90+4'minutes
  • 5ÖhmanSubstituted forCardwellat 90+4'minutes
  • 3GibsonBooked at 90mins
  • 10WhitehouseBooked at 16mins
  • 8HessenthalerBooked at 56mins
  • 12RobsonSubstituted forWrightat 60'minutes
  • 7Green
  • 9Hanson
  • 20Ogbu

Substitutes

  • 14Rose
  • 17Cardwell
  • 18Vernam
  • 19Wright
  • 21Ring
  • 22Hewitt
  • 23Russell

Macclesfield

  • 1Evans
  • 12Welch-Hayes
  • 15Horsfall
  • 5KelleherSubstituted forCameronat 90+2'minutes
  • 6Vassell
  • 11Archibald
  • 14Kirby
  • 8Harris
  • 16O'Keeffe
  • 20OsadebeSubstituted forGnahouaat 70'minutes
  • 9Ironside

Substitutes

  • 3Clarke
  • 7Gnahoua
  • 10Stephens
  • 13Charles-Cook
  • 19Gomis
  • 22Ntambwe
  • 25Cameron
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,011

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0(5), Macclesfield Town 0(4).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Grimsby Town 0(5), Macclesfield Town 0(4).

Penalty saved! Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(5), Macclesfield Town 0(4). Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(4), Macclesfield Town 0(4). Owen Evans (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(4), Macclesfield Town 0(3). Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(3), Macclesfield Town 0(3). Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(3), Macclesfield Town 0(2). Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(2), Macclesfield Town 0(2). Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(2), Macclesfield Town 0(1). Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Fraser Horsfall (Macclesfield Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0(1), Macclesfield Town 0(1). James Hanson (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Macclesfield Town 0(1). Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Matt Green (Grimsby Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Grimsby Town 0, Macclesfield Town 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Cardwell replaces Ludvig Öhman.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Elliott Hewitt replaces Matthew Pollock.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Nathan Cameron replaces Fiacre Kelleher.

Attempt missed. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Connor Kirby.

Attempt saved. Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Theo Archibald.

Booking

Liam Gibson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Liam Gibson (Grimsby Town).

Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Elliott Whitehouse with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Hanson with a headed pass.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Fraser Horsfall.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Pollock (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler with a cross.

Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town).

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

Foul by Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt saved. Matt Green (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Hanson with a headed pass.

Matthew Pollock (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town).

Matthew Pollock (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Miles Welch-Hayes.

Attempt missed. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Green.

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