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Grimsby Town 1-1 Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham maintained their promotion push by coming from behind to claim a hard-fought draw against League Two's basement club Grimsby.

Lenell John-Lewis opened the scoring for the Mariners with a tap-in in the eighth minute before William Boyle hit back eleevn minutes before the break.

Sam Habergham and Harry Clifton took aim from distance inside the opening five minutes, but Grimsby did not have to wait too long for an opener.

It came when Stefan Payne spotted and exploited a gap in Cheltenham's defence before squaring to John-Lewis, who did the rest.

Clear opportunities were few and far between for the rest of the first half, but the promotion contenders did manage to get back on terms via a familiar route.

Ben Tozer launched one of his trademark long throws into the Grimsby box where Boyle planted a firm header into the bottom corner.

Grimsby's James Hanson fired wide from a promising position after the restart.

It was Cheltenham who looked most likely to make something happen, though, as substitute George Lloyd passed up a golden chance late on.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1McKeown
  • 22Hewitt
  • 6Waterfall
  • 26Menayese
  • 2Hendrie
  • 20Matete
  • 15Clifton
  • 36Habergham
  • 21John-LewisSubstituted forCokeat 79'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 40PayneSubstituted forGreenat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Green
  • 8Coke
  • 10Williams
  • 13Battersby
  • 14Spokes
  • 16Jackson Jr
  • 42Lamy

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 20Griffiths
  • 2Long
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 11Blair
  • 18AzazSubstituted forWrightat 72'minutes
  • 28ChapmanSubstituted forThomasat 72'minutes
  • 26Sercombe
  • 3Hussey
  • 9SmithSubstituted forWilliamsat 72'minutes
  • 10MaySubstituted forLloydat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Flinders
  • 5Raglan
  • 7Thomas
  • 14Williams
  • 19Lloyd
  • 23Wright
  • 29Vassilev
Referee:
Andy Davies

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

  2. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

  3. Full Time

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Giles Coke (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jay Matete.

  7. Post update

    Liam Sercombe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town).

  10. Post update

    James Hanson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Matt Green replaces Stefan Payne.

  12. Post update

    Andy Williams (Cheltenham Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Chris Hussey.

  13. Post update

    Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

  14. Post update

    James Hanson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Giles Coke (Grimsby Town).

  17. Post update

    Sean Long (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Giles Coke replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Long (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ben Tozer.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge402181160372371
2Cheltenham392091053351869
3Tranmere391810115247564
4Bolton391810114844464
5Forest Green391711115044662
6Morecambe38188125351262
7Newport38179124839960
8Exeter3815121160431757
9Leyton Orient39169144440457
10Salford3814131144311355
11Bradford381510134543255
12Carlisle37166155144754
13Stevenage401217113534153
14Crawley391410154953-452
15Port Vale40148185252050
16Harrogate39147184044-449
17Oldham40139185966-748
18Scunthorpe37137173845-746
19Mansfield40918134551-645
20Walsall39819123946-743
21Barrow38119184548-342
22Colchester40817153754-1741
23Southend39811202352-2935
24Grimsby39713193057-2734
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