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Grimsby Town 1-1 Northampton Town

Grimsby snatched a late equaliser to pick up their first point back in the English Football League with a 1-1 draw against Northampton at Blundell Park.

Northampton winger Sam Hoskins opened the scoring with his third goal in two games and it looked as though that 74th-minute strike would spoil the homecoming party.

However, less than a minute after coming off the bench, substitute Jordan Maguire-Drew turned home to earn Grimsby a share of the spoils.

Chances were few and far between in the first half, with Mitch Pinnock closest to breaking the deadlock with a right-footed drive.

At the other end, Grimsby were mainly restricted to half-chances as Gavan Holohan set his sights from distance, twice, and Luke Waterfall prodded wide.

Brendan Kiernan tested Northampton goalkeeper Lee Burge with a dipping volley in the second half, before team-mate Kieran Green passed up a golden headed chance.

Grimsby might have been made to rue that when Hoskins fired into the bottom corner, but Maguire-Drew came off the bench to have the final say.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Crocombe
  • 2Efete
  • 6Waterfall
  • 26Smith
  • 3Driscoll-Glennon
  • 8Holohan
  • 4GreenSubstituted forWearneat 75'minutes
  • 17Morris
  • 27Kiernan
  • 29Taylor
  • 15CliftonSubstituted forMaguire-Drewat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Pearson
  • 7Maguire-Drew
  • 13Battersby
  • 14Wearne
  • 22Amos
  • 30Khouri
  • 32Cropper

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Burge
  • 2Magloire
  • 6Sherring
  • 5Guthrie
  • 14Koiki
  • 11PinnockSubstituted forLeonardat 83'minutes
  • 4Sowerby
  • 17McWilliams
  • 7Hoskins
  • 9AppéréSubstituted forBowieat 45'minutes
  • 10HyltonSubstituted forHaynesat 67'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Fox
  • 12Leonard
  • 19Bowie
  • 20Lintott
  • 23Maxted
  • 24Haynes
  • 35Dyche
Referee:
Thomas Parsons
Attendance:
7,154

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home23
Away8
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Northampton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stephen Wearne (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Maguire-Drew (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Driscoll-Glennon with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gavan Holohan (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Smith with a headed pass.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stephen Wearne (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Taylor.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Driscoll-Glennon following a set piece situation.

  10. Booking

    Ryan Haynes (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Michee Efete (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Haynes (Northampton Town).

  13. Post update

    Stephen Wearne (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jack Sowerby (Northampton Town).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Max Crocombe.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kieron Bowie (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Haynes with a cross.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Northampton Town 1. Jordan Maguire-Drew (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stephen Wearne (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brendan Kiernan.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jordan Maguire-Drew replaces Harry Clifton.

  20. Post update

    Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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