Grimsby Town goalkeeper Ian McKeown produced a magnificent point-blank save to deny Wrexham a second Blue Square Bet Premier win of the season.

McKeown threw himself in front of Chris Westwood to save the Wrexham defender's diving header from four yards after an uneventful 60 minutes.

The keeper then saved Rob Ogelby's 18-yard effort in injury time.

Anthony Elding wasted two openings for Grimsby, who failed to capitalise on Jay Harris's late sending off.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was probably a fair result. I'm delighted with a clean sheet because it's been a long time coming.

"I thought we defended really well, and even when we were outnumbered a couple of times late in the second half I thought we coped well.

"So that's the positive from the game."

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

"Coming to Wrexham, who are a team who are expected to be up there, it's a good point for us.

"A 0-0 and a second clean sheet in a row is a pleasing aspect for us.

"The only disappointment was when they went down to 10 men I felt we still sat behind the ball a bit too much instead of trying to squeeze onto them."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Wrexham

  • 01 Mayebi
  • 03 Ashton
  • 06 Riley
  • 18 Walker
  • 23 Westwood
  • 07 Cieslewicz (Ogleby - 80' )
  • 08 Harris Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 12 Keates
  • 16 Hunt Booked (Little - 73' )
  • 10 Ormerod
  • 11 Morrell (Wright - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 14 Clarke
  • 17 Little
  • 09 Wright
  • 15 Ogleby

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Hatton
  • 03 Thomas Booked
  • 05 Pearson Booked
  • 22 Pond
  • 04 Niven Booked
  • 07 Colbeck Booked
  • 08 Disley
  • 11 Artus (Chanoj - 81' )
  • 09 Elding (Southwell - 89' )
  • 18 Pearson (Cook - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Ford
  • 19 Wood
  • 21 Chanoj
  • 12 Cook
  • 20 Southwell
Ref: Handley
Att: 3,127

Match Stats

Shots

6 2

On target

5 1

Corners

10 3

Fouls

4 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:38 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +4:07

Corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates from the right by-line, clearance made by Derek Niven.

90:00 +1:48

Robert Ogleby takes a shot. James McKeown makes a save.

87:52 Substitution

Substitution Dayle Southwell is brought on as a substitute for Anthony Elding.

87:52 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee red cards Jay Harris for second bookable offence.

86:36

Declan Walker takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Shaun Pearson.

84:33

Unfair challenge on Chris Westwood by Andi Chanoj results in a free kick. Joslain Mayebi takes the indirect free kick.

83:31

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

81:31

Shot by Nathan Pond from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

80:19 Substitution

Substitution Andi Chanoj comes on in place of Frankie Artus.

79:44 Substitution

Substitution Robert Ogleby is brought on as a substitute for Adrian Cieslewicz.

78:16

Unfair challenge on Brett Ormerod by Nathan Pond results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Keates.

75:28

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Declan Walker, James McKeown makes a save.

74:31

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Declan Walker played to the near post, save by James McKeown.

73:23

Adrian Cieslewicz fouled by Joe Colbeck, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Neil Ashton.

72:17 Substitution

Substitution Johnny Hunt leaves the field to be replaced by Glen Little.

70:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Colbeck by Neil Ashton. Free kick crossed left-footed by Frankie Artus from right wing.

69:16

Anthony Elding takes a shot. Save by Joslain Mayebi.

64:08

Sam Hatton restarts play with the free kick.

64:08 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Morrell goes off and Danny Wright comes on.

64:08 Booking

Booking Caution for Jay Harris.

64:02

Joe Colbeck fouled by Jay Harris, the ref awards a free kick.

62:11

The official flags Andy Cook offside. Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

60:12

Declan Walker sends in a cross, Chris Westwood takes a shot. Save made by James McKeown. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Declan Walker played to the near post, Sam Hatton makes a clearance.

60:12 Booking

Booking Aswad Thomas booked.

60:06

Aswad Thomas challenges Adrian Cieslewicz unfairly and gives away a free kick.

58:52

Indirect free kick taken by Sam Hatton.

58:52 Substitution

Substitution Andy Cook on for Greg Pearson.

58:52

Handball by Johnny Hunt.

54:32

Neil Ashton fouled by Anthony Elding, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

51:42

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Johnny Hunt, save made by James McKeown.

50:03

Sam Hatton takes the free kick.

50:03 Booking

Booking Booking for Johnny Hunt for unsporting behaviour.

49:43

Johnny Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Colbeck.

48:38

Brett Ormerod delivers the ball, save made by James McKeown.

47:49

Jay Harris takes a shot. Save made by James McKeown.

45:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnny Hunt on Shaun Pearson. James McKeown takes the free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

44:44

Adrian Cieslewicz takes a shot. Shaun Pearson gets a block in.

43:33

Brett Ormerod produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

42:48

Short corner taken by Joe Colbeck.

38:37

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Declan Walker.

37:29

Corner taken by Declan Walker from the left by-line to the near post, Aswad Thomas manages to make a clearance.

35:57

Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

35:57 Booking

Booking Booking for Derek Niven for unsporting behaviour.

35:32

Derek Niven challenges Neil Ashton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

33:09

Corner taken by Johnny Hunt from the right by-line, clearance made by Shaun Pearson.

32:11

Free kick crossed right-footed by Declan Walker from left wing, Nathan Pond manages to make a clearance.

32:11 Booking

Booking Shaun Pearson is given a yellow card.

31:31

Adrian Cieslewicz fouled by Shaun Pearson, the ref awards a free kick.

29:49

Dean Keates fouled by Greg Pearson, the ref awards a free kick. Joslain Mayebi restarts play with the free kick.

24:32

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck from the left by-line, Nathan Pond concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Westwood. Joslain Mayebi restarts play with the free kick.

22:47

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Frankie Artus from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Johnny Hunt.

21:07

Free kick crossed left-footed by Johnny Hunt, Aswad Thomas makes a clearance.

21:07 Booking

Booking Joe Colbeck is shown a yellow card.

20:55

Joe Colbeck concedes a free kick for a foul on Brett Ormerod.

18:57

Shaun Pearson concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Morrell. Jay Harris takes the indirect free kick.

16:50

Centre by Shaun Pearson.

11:15

Greg Pearson challenges Chris Westwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

9:18

Declan Walker takes the inswinging corner, save by James McKeown.

8:29

Adrian Cieslewicz fouled by Derek Niven, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Declan Walker.

4:28

Handball decision goes against Greg Pearson. Free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

2:29

Aswad Thomas challenges Adrian Cieslewicz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Declan Walker restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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