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Grimsby Town 1-1 Crawley Town

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.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2HendrieBooked at 59mins
  • 6Waterfall
  • 4Davis
  • 3GibsonBooked at 25mins
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 15CliftonBooked at 62minsSubstituted forCookat 82'minutes
  • 12Robson
  • 19WrightSubstituted forOgbuat 68'minutes
  • 7GreenSubstituted forRoseat 45'minutes
  • 18Vernam

Substitutes

  • 10Whitehouse
  • 11Cook
  • 14Rose
  • 20Ogbu
  • 22Hewitt
  • 23Russell
  • 25Pollock

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 5McNerneyBooked at 90mins
  • 3Doherty
  • 30LubalaBooked at 43minsSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 77'minutes
  • 21BulmanSubstituted forFrancombat 85'minutes
  • 12Ferguson
  • 28CamaraSubstituted forSesayat 57'minutes
  • 9Palmer
  • 10Nadesan

Substitutes

  • 6Dallison-Lisbon
  • 14Francomb
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 16Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 18Sesay
  • 26Galach
  • 35Luyambula
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
3,612

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Crawley Town 1.

Booking

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

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

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jordan Cook replaces Harry Clifton.

Substitution

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.

Attempt missed. Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Hendrie with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Moses Ogbu replaces Max Wright.

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

Foul by Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town).

Booking

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

Foul by Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town).

Ashley Nadesan (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

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

David Sesay (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. David Sesay replaces Panutche Camara.

Attempt missed. Luke Waterfall (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 Joe McNerney.

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

Dangerous play by Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town).

Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ahkeem Rose replaces Matt Green.

Second Half

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 1, Crawley Town 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon24144643261746
2Exeter2412843427744
3Crewe23125642281441
4Bradford23117530191140
5Forest Green2411762718940
6Colchester23108534221238
7Plymouth22115633231038
8Cheltenham23910434191537
9Northampton2410683328536
10Port Vale2481063029134
11Salford248883133-232
12Cambridge248792827131
13Newport227872020029
14Scunthorpe2477103133-228
15Crawley246993134-327
16Walsall2476112232-1027
17Leyton Orient2468103241-926
18Oldham236892535-1026
19Carlisle2467112236-1425
20Mansfield2459103035-524
21Grimsby225892228-623
22Macclesfield2251072024-419
23Morecambe2446142043-2318
24Stevenage23211101529-1417
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