Grimsby missed an opportunity to put pressure on the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off chasers after a goalless draw at relegation-threatened Darlington.

Andi Thanoj's strike from the edge of the area was tipped around the post by home keeper Jordan Pickford.

Adam Rundle twice tested keeper James McKeown from outside the box for the Quakers, while Kris Taylor hit the crossbar with a 20-yard free-kick.

Liam Hearn's late effort for the Mariners was blocked by Haydn Hollis.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby Town joint-manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

We missed chance to capitalise - Hurst

"I don't get that feeling from the players that they believe that the chance was still there (to make the play-offs) and that's frustrating.

"You know you get strange results and today a lot have gone the way that we would have liked so to not get three points is another kick in the teeth.

"I don't want to see the season peter out and now it's about a bit of personal pride for some to go and show how much it means to us."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Darlington

  • 24 Pickford
  • 03 Brown
  • 05 Johnson Booked
  • 19 Hollis
  • 07 Keltie
  • 08 Taylor
  • 16 McReady
  • 20 Rundle (Lambert - 77' )
  • 26 Wainwright
  • 10 Broughton
  • 12 Bowman

Substitutes

  • 13 Nixon
  • 17 Ferguson
  • 11 Lambert
  • 14 Barton

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Silk
  • 06 Garner
  • 15 Pearson
  • 22 Townsend
  • 34 Wright
  • 21 Thanoj
  • 40 Soares (Coulson - 55' )
  • 10 Hearn
  • 12 Duffy (Elding - 55' )
  • 36 Winn Booked (Artus - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 26 I'Anson
  • 11 Artus
  • 07 Coulson
  • 33 Hughes-Mason
  • 39 Elding
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 2,212

Match Stats

Shots

9 8

On target

2 6

Corners

6 7

Fouls

9 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:59 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +0:59

Liam Hearn takes a shot. Save by Jordan Pickford. Corner taken left-footed by Frankie Artus, Haydn Hollis makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:05

The ball is sent over by Michael Coulson.

89:13

The referee blows for offside. James McKeown takes the free kick.

87:12

Liam Hearn has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

85:40

Liam Hearn takes a shot. Blocked by Haydn Hollis. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Frankie Artus from the left by-line.

84:39

Corner taken by Frankie Artus from the left by-line.

83:31

Outswinging corner taken by Frankie Artus, clearance made by Haydn Hollis.

82:16

Drewe Broughton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

81:24

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kris Taylor from the left by-line. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kris Taylor.

80:28

Corner from left by-line taken by Kris Taylor.

79:11

Ryan Bowman fouled by Shaun Pearson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Brown.

76:27 Substitution

Substitution Danny Lambert on for Adam Rundle.

76:27

Centre by Ryan Bowman.

72:58

Ryan Bowman fouled by Andrew Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Clark Keltie.

72:17

Shot from deep inside the area by Drewe Broughton clears the bar.

69:45

The referee blows for offside against Ryan Bowman. James McKeown takes the free kick.

69:09

The ball is sent over by Clark Keltie.

66:36 Substitution

Substitution Frankie Artus is brought on as a substitute for Peter Winn.

65:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Pearson on John McReady. Kris Taylor produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick,

63:28

Neil Wainwright crosses the ball, clearance made by Scott Garner.

61:54

Adam Rundle takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

60:52

Scott Garner challenges Drewe Broughton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Clark Keltie takes the direct free kick.

58:30

The official flags Liam Hearn offside. Jordan Pickford restarts play with the free kick.

56:50

Centre by Adam Rundle, free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Wright on Clark Keltie. Aaron Brown takes the direct free kick.

56:10

Unfair challenge on Ryan Bowman by Andrew Wright results in a free kick. Jordan Pickford takes the free kick.

55:24

Unfair challenge on Liam Hearn by Haydn Hollis results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Conor Townsend.

53:36 Substitution

Substitution Michael Coulson replaces Louie Soares.

53:36 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Elding on for Rob Duffy.

53:36

A cross is delivered by Adam Rundle, Louie Soares gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Kris Taylor from the left by-line.

53:06

Foul by Andi Thanoj on Clark Keltie, free kick awarded. Kris Taylor takes the direct free kick.

52:32

Drewe Broughton has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

50:26

Conor Townsend takes the free kick.

50:26 Booking

Booking Paul Johnson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

50:16

Paul Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Rob Duffy.

48:52

Inswinging corner taken by Kris Taylor.

47:40

The ball is crossed by Aaron Brown, clearance by Shaun Pearson.

46:53

Conor Townsend takes a shot. Save by Jordan Pickford.

45:57

Paul Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Hearn. Peter Winn restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:07 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +2:31

Corner taken by Peter Winn from the right by-line, save by Jordan Pickford.

43:58

Liam Hearn concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Wainwright. Free kick taken by Jordan Pickford.

42:51

Adam Rundle takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

39:58

Ryan Bowman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Conor Townsend. Free kick taken by Conor Townsend.

39:07

A cross is delivered by Liam Hearn, clearance made by Haydn Hollis. Louie Soares takes a shot. Save by Jordan Pickford.

38:04

Peter Winn delivers the ball, save made by Jordan Pickford.

37:12

Clark Keltie is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

35:06

Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.

35:06 Booking

Booking Peter Winn is given a yellow card.

34:28

Foul by Conor Townsend on Drewe Broughton, free kick awarded. Clark Keltie takes the free kick.

33:01

Clark Keltie takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Wright. Adam Rundle takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

32:07

Clark Keltie produces a cross, Louie Soares challenges John McReady unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kris Taylor takes the free kick.

31:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Hearn on Clark Keltie. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Pickford.

30:38

Centre by Louie Soares, Rob Duffy has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

30:27

Centre by Peter Winn, clearance by John McReady.

28:59

Short corner worked by Louie Soares.

27:55

Peter Winn takes a shot. Save by Jordan Pickford.

21:31

Aaron Brown delivers the ball, clearance made by Gary Silk.

20:26

Unfair challenge on Scott Garner by Drewe Broughton results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

19:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clark Keltie on Andi Thanoj. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.

18:18

Liam Hearn is ruled offside. Jordan Pickford restarts play with the free kick.

15:28

Aaron Brown takes a shot.

12:14

The ball is swung over by Peter Winn, clearance by Adam Rundle.

11:43

Shaun Pearson fouled by Drewe Broughton, the ref awards a free kick. Shaun Pearson restarts play with the free kick.

8:06

The ball is swung over by Gary Silk, Andi Thanoj takes a shot. Save by Jordan Pickford. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Winn.

7:38

Paul Johnson challenges Liam Hearn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Winn takes the direct free kick.

6:40

Aaron Brown takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

5:33

Foul by Rob Duffy on Neil Wainwright, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kris Taylor.

4:50

Clark Keltie crosses the ball, clearance made by Gary Silk.

2:49

Peter Winn crosses the ball.

1:42

Unfair challenge on Gary Silk by Drewe Broughton results in a free kick. Gary Silk restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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