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Cambridge United 0-0 Grimsby Town

James McKeown's penalty save helped Grimsby secure a point from a goalless draw at Cambridge.

Cambridge enjoyed the majority of the possession but were limited to efforts from outside the box early on, with Marc Richards slamming a shot onto the bar after Mattie Pollock had given the ball away in a dangerous position, with Sam Smith's rebound deflected over.

The U's missed a glorious opportunity to take the lead eight minutes before half-time when Liam Gibson tripped Paul Lewis in the box, but McKeown kept out Smith's penalty and the forward fired the rebound off target.

Grimsby went close straight after half-time, with George Taft blocking Matt Green's shot and James Hanson firing the rebound over. At the other end, McKeown saved well from Harrison Dunk at his near post in the 55th minute.

Smith went close again when firing wide after Luke Hannant's cross fell to him but despite continuing to dominate possession, Cambridge were unable to break down a Grimsby side who ended a run of three straight League Two losses.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 2Knoyle
  • 34Ward
  • 4Taft
  • 7Hannant
  • 22Lewis
  • 19Lambe
  • 30RolesSubstituted forKnibbsat 68'minutes
  • 11Dunk
  • 18Richards
  • 20SmithSubstituted forDallasat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Dallas
  • 15John
  • 16Darling
  • 17Davies
  • 25Burton
  • 26Knibbs
  • 27Worman

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2HendrieSubstituted forDavisat 90+5'minutes
  • 6Waterfall
  • 5Öhman
  • 25Pollock
  • 3Gibson
  • 22Hewitt
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 10WhitehouseBooked at 24mins
  • 7GreenSubstituted forRoseat 72'minutes
  • 9Hanson

Substitutes

  • 4Davis
  • 11Cook
  • 14Rose
  • 17Cardwell
  • 18Vernam
  • 20Ogbu
  • 23Russell
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
4,898

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home72%
Away28%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Grimsby Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Grimsby Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Davis replaces Luke Hendrie because of an injury.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Elliott Whitehouse.

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town).

Attempt blocked. Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Elliott Whitehouse.

Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Hanson (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Andrew Dallas (Cambridge United).

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

George Taft (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town).

Foul by George Taft (Cambridge United).

Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Marc Richards (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Gibson (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Andrew Dallas replaces Sam Smith.

Attempt saved. Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Lewis.

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Gibson (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ahkeem Rose replaces Matt Green.

Attempt missed. Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Ludvig Öhman.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harvey Knibbs replaces Jack Roles because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Elliott Hewitt with a cross.

Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Liam Gibson.

Attempt saved. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Roles.

Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town).

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Paul Lewis.

Attempt missed. Matthew Pollock (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Gibson following a set piece situation.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

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

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe159332617930
2Cheltenham1484226121428
3Forest Green15843189928
4Bradford158342215727
5Newport14761158727
6Exeter157531918126
7Swindon157352219324
8Plymouth156542416823
9Northampton156361816221
10Port Vale155642122-121
11Cambridge155552014620
12Colchester155551613320
13Crawley155552323020
14Macclesfield155551618-220
15Salford155551823-520
16Grimsby155462020019
17Leyton Orient155462326-319
18Mansfield154562221117
19Walsall154381021-1115
20Oldham153571624-814
21Carlisle154291527-1214
22Scunthorpe153482024-413
23Morecambe152491428-1410
24Stevenage151681121-109
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