Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Crawley Town 1.
Grimsby and Crawley ended the decade with a low-key draw in their League Two match at Blundell Park.
Jake Hessenthaler and Ashley Nadesan scored at each end as the sides were made to settle for a share of the spoils.
After breaking their six-match goal drought on Boxing Day, Grimsby needed just two minutes to opening the scoring.
Hessenthaler smashed home at the far post following some good work on the left-hand side from Charles Vernam.
Matt Green went close to making it two, but the next goal came at the other end as Nadesan poked the ball beneath goalkeeper James McKeown.
In the second half, defender Luke Waterfall headed one past the post from a set-piece but clear-cut chances were proving to be at a premium.
Ahkeem Rose was summoned from the Grimsby bench and twice set his sights from distance, while Vernam also stung the palms of Crawley goalkeeper Glenn Morris.
A late flurry saw Hessenthaler and substitute Jordan Cook go close, but neither side was able to find a winner.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 2HendrieBooked at 59mins
- 3GibsonBooked at 25mins
- 15CliftonBooked at 62minsSubstituted forCookat 82'minutes
- 19WrightSubstituted forOgbuat 68'minutes
- 7GreenSubstituted forRoseat 45'minutes
- 5McNerneyBooked at 90mins
- 30LubalaBooked at 43minsSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 77'minutes
- 21BulmanSubstituted forFrancombat 85'minutes
- 28CamaraSubstituted forSesayat 57'minutes
- Ollie Yates
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Crawley Town 1.
Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jordan Cook (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).
Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jordan Tunnicliffe (Crawley Town).
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by George Francomb.
Attempt blocked. Ethan Robson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Moses Ogbu.
Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Charles Vernam following a corner.
Attempt missed. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Joe McNerney.
Substitution, Crawley Town. George Francomb replaces Dannie Bulman.
Foul by Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town).
Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jordan Cook replaces Harry Clifton.
Substitution, Crawley Town. Ashley Nathaniel-George replaces Bez Lubala.
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Josh Doherty.
Attempt missed. Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ethan Robson.
Attempt saved. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler.