Grimsby moved to within three points of a play-off place, but were pegged back despite taking the lead at Tamworth.

Home goalkeeper Jonathan Hedge produced two saves to deny Liam Hearn and Shaun Pearson as the Mariners started well.

They took a deserved lead when defender Ian Miller powerfully headed home from Michael Coulson's corner.

Tamworth, who have now failed to win in eight matches, equalised when substitute Connor Taylor finished from close range after Richard Tait's pass.

The point lifts Grimsby up to seventh place in the Blue Square Bet Premier table, three points behind York City in fifth spot.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby joint-manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Frustrated again really, we got ourselves in front and thought that would make a big difference against them and open the game right out but we didn't probably hold on to the lead quite long enough.

"After working hard and sort of probing without been at our best to get ourselves in front we concede a sloppy goal again.

"We keep telling them (the players) that there's no pressure on them."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Tamworth

  • 01 Hedge
  • 02 Tait
  • 03 Habergham
  • 05 Francis
  • 06 Oji
  • 11 Thomas (Taylor - 63' )
  • 15 Nix
  • 19 Barrow (McDonald - 77' )
  • 25 Baldock
  • 07 Marna (Patterson - 84' )
  • 24 C Collins

Substitutes

  • 17 Gudger
  • 12 McDonald
  • 14 Patterson
  • 26 Grayson
  • 09 Taylor

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 15 Pearson
  • 22 Townsend Booked
  • 32 Miller
  • 34 Wright
  • 08 Disley
  • 19 Wood
  • 40 Soares (Artus - 70' )
  • 07 Coulson (Hughes-Mason - 76' )
  • 10 Hearn
  • 39 Elding (Duffy - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 26 I'Anson
  • 11 Artus
  • 12 Duffy
  • 33 Hughes-Mason
  • 36 Winn
Ref: Fearn
Att: 892

Match Stats

Shots

14 10

On target

6 5

Corners

6 9

Fouls

8 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:03 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:33

Defending throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

90:00 +1:12

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Frankie Artus (Grimsby) to far post, foul by Charlie Collins (Tamworth) on Craig Disley (Grimsby). Free kick taken right-footed by James McKeown (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play.

90:00 +0:56

Attacking throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

90:00 +0:22

Charlie Collins (Tamworth) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by James McKeown (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play.

90:00 +0:15

Goal kick taken long by James McKeown (Grimsby).

90:00 +0:02

Shot by George Baldock (Tamworth) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left.

89:45

Cross by Richard Tait (Tamworth), clearance by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

89:21

Attacking throw-in by Richard Tait (Tamworth).

89:03

Cross by Conor Townsend (Grimsby), clearance by Sam Oji (Tamworth).

88:12

Kyle Patterson concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Pearson. Conor Townsend restarts play with the free kick.

86:22

Shot by Bradley Wood (Grimsby) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), resulting in open play. Attacking throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

86:02

Attacking throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

85:57

Goal kick taken long by James McKeown (Grimsby).

85:12

Foul by Andrew Wright (Grimsby) on George Baldock (Tamworth). Free kick taken left-footed by Liam McDonald (Tamworth) from left channel, passed. Cross by Richard Tait (Tamworth), header by Kyle Patterson (Tamworth) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

84:29

Shot by Kiernan Hughes-Mason (Grimsby) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth).

83:29 Substitution

Substitution Tamworth substitution: Jean-Paul Marna replaced by Kyle Patterson (tactical).

83:22

George Baldock (Tamworth) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by James McKeown (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play.

82:38

Header by Connor Taylor (Tamworth) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by James McKeown (Grimsby).

81:48

Foul by Ian Miller (Grimsby) on Jean-Paul Marna (Tamworth). Free kick taken right-footed by Liam McDonald (Tamworth) from left wing, resulting in open play.

80:49

Goal kick taken long by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth).

80:38

Foul by Charlie Collins (Tamworth) on Andrew Wright (Grimsby). Free kick taken right-footed by Craig Disley (Grimsby) from left channel, resulting in open play.

80:00

Attacking throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby). Foul by Charlie Collins (Tamworth) on Conor Townsend (Grimsby). Free kick taken right-footed by Conor Townsend (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play.

79:16

Foul by Francino Francis (Tamworth) on Liam Hearn (Grimsby). Free kick taken left-footed by Conor Townsend (Grimsby) from left channel, resulting in open play.

78:49

Goal kick taken long by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth).

77:48

Attacking throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

77:43

Defending throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

76:55 Substitution

Substitution Tamworth substitution: Scott Barrow replaced by Liam McDonald (tactical).

76:00 Substitution

Substitution Grimsby substitution: Michael Coulson replaced by Kiernan Hughes-Mason (tactical).

75:45

Defending throw-in by Samuel Habergham (Tamworth).

75:17

Defending throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

74:35

Goal kick taken long by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth).

73:24

Liam Hearn (Grimsby) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth) from own half, resulting in open play.

72:30

Defending throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

71:38

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Scott Barrow (Tamworth) to centre, clearance by Ian Miller (Grimsby).

71:27

Attacking throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby). Attacking throw-in by George Baldock (Tamworth).

70:48

Cross by Bradley Wood (Grimsby), resulting in open play.

69:52

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Scott Barrow (Tamworth) to centre, resulting in open play.

69:52 Substitution

Substitution Grimsby substitution: Louie Soares replaced by Frankie Artus (tactical).

66:58 Substitution

Substitution Rob Duffy comes on in place of Anthony Elding.

66:58

Assist by Richard Tait.

66:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Connor Taylor - Tamworth 1 - 1 Grimsby goal by Connor Taylor (Tamworth) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of penalty area (6 yards).Tamworth 1-1 Grimsby.

66:51

Richard Tait crosses the ball,

64:59

Attacking throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

62:36 Substitution

Substitution Tamworth substitution: Danny Thomas replaced by Connor Taylor (tactical).

60:28

Assist (cross) by Michael Coulson (Grimsby) from right by-line.

60:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Hearn - Tamworth 0 - 1 Grimsby headed goal by Liam Hearn (Grimsby) (low centre of goal) from right side of penalty area (6 yards).Tamworth 0-1 Grimsby.

60:04

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Michael Coulson (Grimsby) to near post,

59:29

Goal kick taken long by James McKeown (Grimsby).

59:11

Shot by Kyle Nix (Tamworth) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), missed right.

58:18

Defending throw-in by Richard Tait (Tamworth).

57:56

Shot by Liam Hearn (Grimsby) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards),

57:31

Defending throw-in by Richard Tait (Tamworth).

56:47

Attacking throw-in by Scott Barrow (Tamworth).

55:59

Defending throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

55:10

Attacking throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

54:55

Defending throw-in by Samuel Habergham (Tamworth).

54:13

Cross by Conor Townsend (Grimsby), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth).

54:03

Attacking throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

53:36

Defending throw-in by Michael Coulson (Grimsby).

53:22

Defending throw-in by Richard Tait (Tamworth).

52:57

Defending throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

52:46

Cross by Scott Barrow (Tamworth), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by James McKeown (Grimsby).

51:36

Attacking throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

50:58

Attacking throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

50:08

Shot by Michael Coulson (Grimsby) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth). Goal kick taken long by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth). Defending throw-in by Samuel Habergham (Tamworth).

48:30

Shot by George Baldock (Tamworth) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (caught) by James McKeown (Grimsby). Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Scott Barrow (Tamworth) to near post, clearance by Conor Townsend (Grimsby). Shot by Kyle Nix (Tamworth) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right.

47:26

Cross by Danny Thomas (Tamworth), resulting in open play.

46:45

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby) on George Baldock (Tamworth). Free kick taken right-footed by George Baldock (Tamworth) from own half, resulting in open play.

45:14

Attacking throw-in by Richard Tait (Tamworth).

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:32

Cross by Louie Soares (Grimsby), resulting in open play.

44:50

Shot by Kyle Nix (Tamworth) left-footed from left channel (18 yards), resulting in open play. Shot by Scott Barrow (Tamworth) left-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.

44:19

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Scott Barrow (Tamworth) to centre, resulting in open play.

43:12

Attacking throw-in by Danny Thomas (Tamworth).

41:45

Shot by Jean-Paul Marna (Tamworth) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (tipped over) by James McKeown (Grimsby). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Scott Barrow (Tamworth) to far post, clearance by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Scott Barrow (Tamworth) to centre, clearance by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby).

41:03

Attacking throw-in by Richard Tait (Tamworth).

39:29

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Louie Soares (Grimsby) to centre, clearance by Danny Thomas (Tamworth).

39:03

Shot by Anthony Elding (Grimsby) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), resulting in open play.

38:39

Attacking throw-in by Michael Coulson (Grimsby).

38:06

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby) on Jean-Paul Marna (Tamworth). Free kick taken right-footed by George Baldock (Tamworth) from left wing, passed.

37:36

Defending throw-in by George Baldock (Tamworth).

35:56

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Louie Soares (Grimsby) to near post, shot by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby) right-footed from right channel (12 yards), save (tipped over) by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Louie Soares (Grimsby) to centre, resulting in open play. Foul by Andrew Wright (Grimsby) on Kyle Nix (Tamworth). Free kick taken right-footed by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth) from own half, resulting in open play.

35:15

Attacking throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

33:12

Free kick crossed right-footed by Scott Barrow (Tamworth) from right channel, clearance by Ian Miller (Grimsby).

33:12 Booking

Booking Conor Townsend (Grimsby) booked for unsporting behaviour.

33:04

Foul by Conor Townsend (Grimsby) on Scott Barrow (Tamworth).

32:49

Attacking throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

30:06

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Louie Soares (Grimsby) to near post, clearance by Sam Oji (Tamworth). Foul by Jean-Paul Marna (Tamworth) on Bradley Wood (Grimsby). Free kick taken right-footed by Conor Townsend (Grimsby) from right channel, resulting in open play. Goal kick taken long by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth). Shot by Scott Barrow (Tamworth) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by James McKeown (Grimsby).

28:47

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Michael Coulson (Grimsby) to short, resulting in open play. Outswinging corner from right by-line taken by Michael Coulson (Grimsby) to centre, blocked by Danny Thomas (Tamworth). Attacking throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

28:39

Attacking throw-in by Richard Tait (Tamworth).

28:15

Attacking throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

27:47

Shot by Richard Tait (Tamworth) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by James McKeown (Grimsby).

26:45

Foul by Bradley Wood (Grimsby) on Samuel Habergham (Tamworth). Free kick taken left-footed by Samuel Habergham (Tamworth) from left wing, passed. Defending throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

25:56

Attacking throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

24:31

Foul by Kyle Nix (Tamworth) on Conor Townsend (Grimsby). Free kick taken right-footed by James McKeown (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play.

24:08

Cross by Scott Barrow (Tamworth), clearance by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

23:25

Cross by Richard Tait (Tamworth), save (caught) by James McKeown (Grimsby).

22:25

Attacking throw-in by Scott Barrow (Tamworth).

21:50

Foul by Samuel Habergham (Tamworth) on Michael Coulson (Grimsby). Free kick taken right-footed by James McKeown (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play.

21:01

Shot by Conor Townsend (Grimsby) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth).

20:35

Attacking throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

19:57

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Michael Coulson (Grimsby) to far post, clearance by Sam Oji (Tamworth).

18:42

Anthony Elding (Grimsby) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth) from own half, resulting in open play.

18:12

Attacking throw-in by Michael Coulson (Grimsby). Cross by Bradley Wood (Grimsby), save (punched) by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth).

17:35

Attacking throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

17:19

Defending throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

16:55

Defending throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

16:19

Anthony Elding (Grimsby) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by George Baldock (Tamworth) from own half, resulting in open play.

15:30

Goal kick taken long by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth).

14:22

Attacking throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

14:05

Cross by Danny Thomas (Tamworth), save (blocked) by James McKeown (Grimsby).

13:21

Goal kick taken long by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth).

13:02

Jean-Paul Marna (Tamworth) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Ian Miller (Grimsby) from own half, passed.

11:41

Michael Coulson (Grimsby) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth) from own half, resulting in open play.

11:29

Attacking throw-in by Michael Coulson (Grimsby).

11:09

Attacking throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

10:26

Cross by Danny Thomas (Tamworth), clearance by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby).

9:36

Foul by Louie Soares (Grimsby) on Richard Tait (Tamworth). Free kick taken right-footed by Richard Tait (Tamworth) from own half, resulting in open play.

9:11

Defending throw-in by Richard Tait (Tamworth).

8:10

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby) on George Baldock (Tamworth). Free kick taken right-footed by Jean-Paul Marna (Tamworth) from right channel, resulting in open play. Shot by Kyle Nix (Tamworth) left-footed from left channel (30 yards), save (caught) by James McKeown (Grimsby).

6:33

Handball by Andrew Wright (Grimsby). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Barrow (Tamworth) from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Louie Soares (Grimsby).

6:22

Goal kick taken long by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth).

6:04

Shot by Liam Hearn (Grimsby) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth).

5:46

Cross by Danny Thomas (Tamworth), clearance by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby).

4:50

Shot by Louie Soares (Grimsby) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth).

3:24

Attacking throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

3:11

Attacking throw-in by Conor Townsend (Grimsby).

2:50

Defending throw-in by Richard Tait (Tamworth).

2:37

Cross by Louie Soares (Grimsby), clearance by Sam Oji (Tamworth).

1:14

Attacking throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

0:31

Attacking throw-in by Bradley Wood (Grimsby).

0:00

The match begins.

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