Andi Thanoj's first senior goal for Grimsby earned them a dramatic draw to kill off Wrexham's automatic promotion hopes at the Racecourse.

The result confirmed Fleetwood's promotion, leaving Wrexham to rely on the play-offs.

Chris Westwood thought he had won it with a close-range 72nd minute header after Jake Speight's opener was cancelled out by Anthony Elding.

But Thanoj struck from outside the penalty area to deny the hosts.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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

We competed with the best - Hurst

"If we'd have won today, we'd have still been in with a chance [of making the play-offs].

"What we're coming away with is the knowledge that we've more than competed with a team that's done extremely well this season.

"[They] will go into the play-offs probably as favourites and we've shown we can compete with the best in the league."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Wrexham

  • 25 Mayebi Booked
  • 02 Alfei
  • 03 Ashton
  • 04 Creighton (Wright - 71' )
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 12 Keates
  • 17 Little (Leslie - 80' )
  • 23 Westwood Booked
  • 09 Wright
  • 10 Speight (Cieslewicz - 87' )
  • 24 Pogba

Substitutes

  • 21 Maxwell
  • 34 Wright
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 30 Leslie
  • 31 Ogleby

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Silk
  • 15 Pearson
  • 19 Wood
  • 32 Miller
  • 04 Church (Thanoj - 46' )
  • 08 Disley
  • 11 Artus
  • 07 Coulson Booked (Soares - 83' )
  • 10 Hearn
  • 33 Hughes-Mason (Elding - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Garner
  • 21 Thanoj
  • 40 Soares
  • 36 Winn
  • 39 Elding
Ref: Harrington
Att: 2,917

Match Stats

Shots

13 7

On target

6 2

Corners

11 6

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:27 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:03

Anthony Elding is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

90:00 +0:43

Shot from deep inside the area by Adrian Cieslewicz goes over the bar.

90:00 +0:21

Short corner taken by Dean Keates.

87:42

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

87:05

The referee blows for offside. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

86:11 Substitution

Substitution Adrian Cieslewicz replaces Jake Speight.

85:52

Jake Speight takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

85:02

Danny Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McKeown. James McKeown takes the indirect free kick.

83:13

Shaun Pearson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joslain Mayebi.

83:12

Joslain Mayebi restarts play with the free kick.

83:12 Booking

Booking Joslain Mayebi is shown a yellow card for time wasting.

82:45

Daniel Alfei challenges Frankie Artus unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Frankie Artus.

82:07 Substitution

Substitution Michael Coulson leaves the field to be replaced by Louie Soares.

81:23

Liam Hearn provided the assist for the goal.

81:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Andi Thanoj - Wrexham 2 - 2 Grimsby Andi Thanoj gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wrexham 2-2 Grimsby.

79:56 Substitution

Substitution Steven Leslie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Glen Little.

79:13

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

77:53

Frankie Artus fouled by Stephen Wright, the ref awards a free kick. James McKeown takes the indirect free kick.

77:09

Michael Coulson is adjudged to have handled the ball. Joslain Mayebi takes the indirect free kick.

73:31

Liam Hearn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Wright. Chris Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

73:02

Jake Speight takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

72:14 Booking

Booking Chris Westwood is shown a yellow card.

71:19

Stephen Wright provided the assist for the goal.

71:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Westwood - Wrexham 2 - 1 Grimsby Chris Westwood scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Wrexham 2-1 Grimsby.

70:23

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Glen Little from left wing.

70:23 Substitution

Substitution (Wrexham) makes a substitution, with Stephen Wright coming on for Mark Creighton.

70:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Silk on Mathias Pogba.

69:09

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Coulson from the left by-line, save by Joslain Mayebi.

65:31

Gary Silk challenges Jake Speight unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

63:14

Assist by Frankie Artus.

63:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Elding - Wrexham 1 - 1 Grimsby Anthony Elding grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Wrexham 1-1 Grimsby.

62:33

Bradley Wood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mathias Pogba. Free kick crossed right-footed by Dean Keates, save made by James McKeown.

61:34

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael Coulson, Header from close in by Shaun Pearson misses to the right of the goal.

60:34

The referee blows for offside against Danny Wright. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

59:31

Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

59:31 Booking

Booking Michael Coulson is shown a yellow card.

59:18

Michael Coulson challenges Neil Ashton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

59:05

Danny Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frankie Artus. Free kick taken by Bradley Wood.

57:47

Frankie Artus takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

56:38

Foul by Danny Wright on Bradley Wood, free kick awarded. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

54:31

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates from the right by-line, Shot from close range by Dean Keates strikes the post.

53:18

Glen Little takes a short corner.

51:45

Long distance effort from Michael Coulson misses to the left of the goal.

51:11

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Coulson, save made by Joslain Mayebi.

49:12

Jake Speight takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

48:30

The official flags Anthony Elding offside. Joslain Mayebi restarts play with the free kick.

48:07

The referee penalises Glen Little for handball. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

47:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Westwood on Anthony Elding. Bradley Wood takes the free kick.

45:14 Substitution

Substitution Andi Thanoj replaces Anthony Church.

45:03 Substitution

Substitution Kiernan Hughes-Mason leaves the field to be replaced by Anthony Elding.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:24 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:26

Inswinging corner taken by Dean Keates from the right by-line. Inswinging corner taken by Dean Keates from the right by-line, Ian Miller manages to make a clearance.

44:23

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Gary Silk.

42:30

Jake Speight takes a shot. James McKeown makes a save.

38:20

Dean Keates takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Danny Wright takes a shot. Save made by James McKeown.

35:55

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Glen Little, save made by James McKeown.

35:18

Corner taken right-footed by Glen Little, Ian Miller makes a clearance.

34:29

Shot from just outside the box by Michael Coulson goes over the crossbar.

24:50

Frankie Artus takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Mark Creighton.

22:59

Glen Little provided the assist for the goal.

22:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Speight - Wrexham 1 - 0 Grimsby Jake Speight scores a headed goal from close range. Wrexham 1-0 Grimsby.

22:34

Corner taken by Glen Little,

15:32

Effort from the edge of the area by Liam Hearn goes wide of the left-hand post.

13:59

Michael Coulson concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Ashton. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

11:28

Bradley Wood fouled by Daniel Alfei, the ref awards a free kick. James McKeown takes the free kick.

10:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Church on Jake Speight. Free kick taken by Glen Little.

9:43

Craig Disley has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

8:48

Glen Little takes a shot.

7:08

Kiernan Hughes-Mason is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

6:17

Shot from just outside the box by Glen Little goes over the bar.

5:48

Corner from right by-line taken by Dean Keates.

5:05

The referee blows for offside. Joslain Mayebi restarts play with the free kick.

4:18

Handball by Gary Silk. Free kick crossed left-footed by Dean Keates from left wing.

2:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mathias Pogba on Frankie Artus. Indirect free kick taken by James McKeown.

0:24

Corner taken left-footed by Frankie Artus to the near post, Danny Wright makes a clearance.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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