Anthony Elding's second-half brace secured a draw for Grimsby at Barrow, who are still without a win in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

Richie Baker's penalty put the hosts ahead on the stroke of half-time after Frankie Artus felled Paul Rutherford.

Joseph Jackson doubled the lead from Danny Rowe's pass before Elding, who has expressed his desire to leave the club, tapped in from close range.

And his penalty made it 2-2 after Tom Aldred brought down Joe Colbeck.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby Town joint-manager Rob Scott told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I'm pleased obviously to get a point in what was a pretty poor performance really. We've just spoken about it and thought we looked pretty jaded. We were second best in the first-half.

"For some reason we just boomed it long - that was certainly not in the team talk. We want to get it down and play, play through the midfield, play into the front men but they went away from that game plan.

"We're seven games in now and we've lost once - let's get our feet on the ground. It's a tough place to come Barrow, that was proven last year.

"We knew it was going to be a tough night because they've not got a victory yet and they would be giving everything to get that, so it's a tough night for us to come here."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Barrow

  • 01 Hurst
  • 16 Anderson
  • 19 Aldred
  • 03 Skelton
  • 05 Pearson
  • 07 Rutherford
  • 08 Baker Booked
  • 11 Rowe (Moore - 76' )
  • 09 Boyes
  • 12 Jackson
  • 15 Hunter

Substitutes

  • 21 Pearson
  • 04 Hessey
  • 06 Owen
  • 10 Anorllo
  • 20 Moore

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Thomas Booked
  • 05 Pearson
  • 04 Niven (Thanoj - 59' )
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 08 Disley
  • 11 Artus (Soares - 77' Booked )
  • 19 Wood
  • 22 Pond
  • 12 Cook (Elding - 62' )
  • 20 Southwell

Substitutes

  • 02 Hatton
  • 16 Ford
  • 17 Soares
  • 21 Thanoj
  • 09 Elding
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 966

Match Stats

Shots

8 8

On target

4 3

Corners

5 4

Fouls

7 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:07 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:25

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dayle Southwell. Mike Pearson takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:34 Booking

Booking Louie Soares is booked.

88:15

Chris Moore takes a shot. Comfortable save by James McKeown.

86:48

Shot from just outside the box by Adam Boyes goes over the crossbar.

83:48

Header from close in by Dayle Southwell misses to the right of the goal.

82:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Elding - Barrow 2 - 2 Grimsby Penalty taken right-footed by Anthony Elding and scored. Barrow 2-2 Grimsby.

81:58

Tom Aldred gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Joe Colbeck.

80:02

Louie Soares takes a shot. Danny Hurst makes a save.

79:34

The ball is sent over by Dayle Southwell.

79:05

Short corner taken by Louie Soares from the left by-line.

75:19

Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

75:19 Substitution

Substitution (Grimsby) makes a substitution, with Louie Soares coming on for Frankie Artus.

75:19 Substitution

Substitution Chris Moore replaces Danny Rowe.

75:19

The official flags Anthony Elding offside.

73:18

Foul by Garry Hunter on Joe Colbeck, free kick awarded. Bradley Wood restarts play with the free kick.

69:08

Joseph Jackson takes a shot. Save by James McKeown. Richie Baker takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Nathan Pond.

68:29

Outswinging corner taken by Richie Baker, clearance made by Anthony Elding.

67:45

Foul by Nathan Pond on Adam Boyes, free kick awarded. Garry Hunter takes the free kick.

66:28

The assist for the goal came from Joe Colbeck.

66:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Elding - Barrow 2 - 1 Grimsby Anthony Elding scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barrow 2-1 Grimsby.

65:46

Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Save by Danny Hurst.

63:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Rowe by Andi Thanoj. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Garry Hunter from left channel, clearance made by Shaun Pearson.

62:58

Anthony Elding is ruled offside. Danny Hurst takes the indirect free kick.

61:03

Mike Pearson takes the free kick.

61:03 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Elding comes on in place of Andy Cook.

61:03

Aswad Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joseph Jackson.

59:37

Assist on the goal came from Danny Rowe.

59:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Joseph Jackson - Barrow 2 - 0 Grimsby Joseph Jackson scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barrow 2-0 Grimsby.

58:36 Substitution

Substitution (Grimsby) makes a substitution, with Andi Thanoj coming on for Derek Niven.

58:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Wood by Adam Boyes. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.

57:36

Joseph Jackson produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

57:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Colbeck on Joseph Jackson. Free kick taken by Garry Hunter.

55:32

Frankie Artus shoots direct from the free kick.

55:32 Booking

Booking Richie Baker receives a yellow card.

55:19

Richie Baker challenges Dayle Southwell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

54:24

Frankie Artus concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Rutherford. Mike Pearson restarts play with the free kick.

52:21

Corner taken by Craig Disley played to the near post, Andy Cook has an effort at goal from deep inside the box hitting the post.

50:30

Andy Cook challenges Tom Aldred unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

47:42

Corner taken by Frankie Artus, Nathan Pond has an effort at goal from just inside the penalty box that bounces off the post.

47:14

Corner taken by Frankie Artus, Tom Anderson makes a clearance.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Richie Baker - Barrow 1 - 0 Grimsby Richie Baker scores a placed penalty. Barrow 1-0 Grimsby.

45:00 +0:40

Penalty awarded for a foul by Frankie Artus on Paul Rutherford.

43:29

Danny Rowe takes the free kick.

43:29 Booking

Booking Aswad Thomas is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

43:20

Mike Pearson fouled by Aswad Thomas, the ref awards a free kick.

41:50

Richie Baker takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

40:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Baker on Derek Niven. Bradley Wood restarts play with the free kick.

38:12

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Rowe from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Derek Niven.

35:11

Effort on goal by Dayle Southwell from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

24:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Boyes by Nathan Pond. Danny Rowe delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Andy Cook makes a clearance.

22:29

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Richie Baker from the right by-line.

17:13

Dayle Southwell fouled by Tom Anderson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Frankie Artus, Danny Hurst makes a save.

15:41

Foul by Aswad Thomas on Paul Rutherford, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Garry Hunter, save by James McKeown.

14:45

Richie Baker takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Frankie Artus manages to make a clearance.

11:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Cook on Tom Aldred. Gavin Skelton restarts play with the free kick.

9:47

Joe Colbeck fouled by Danny Rowe, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.

8:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joseph Jackson by Derek Niven. Centre by Garry Hunter, Header from deep inside the area by Adam Boyes goes over the bar.

5:36

Unfair challenge on Tom Anderson by Andy Cook results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mike Pearson.

2:12

The offside flag is raised against Andy Cook. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

0:41

Foul by Nathan Pond on Joseph Jackson, free kick awarded. Garry Hunter restarts play with the free kick. Richie Baker produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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