Aldershot were denied victory on their return to the Conference Premier as Ross Hannah's penalty salvaged a late draw for Grimsby Town.

The Shots began the season on -10 points after going into administration following their relegation last term.

Andy Scott's men looked set to reduce that points deficit when Joe Oastler put them in front from 12 yards.

But sub Hannah converted from the spot following a foul by Adam Webster to earn the Mariners a 1-1 draw.

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

Post-match: Grimsby boss Scott

"We weren't very good today. I just don't know if the lads have hyped themselves up so much because it's the first game of the season and there's a lot of expectancy there.

"Unfortunately, it didn't pan out as we would like it to but it's the first game of the season and we've drawn 1-1, and if we play as badly as that and don't lose then there's a starting point.

"We still expected us to be better at that system than they were, but we weren't."

Post-match: Aldershot manager Scott

Aldershot Town manager Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"With what we've gone through, and the fact that we're here with a team on the pitch, is testament to everybody; the fans, the players, the staff, the new consortium.

"When you put a team out there that hasn't trained together, let alone play together, you don't know with good players.

"We had some very young players on the pitch and I think the two centre-halves were outstanding. The performance was outstanding and dominated large parts of the game."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Thomas
  • 05 Pearson
  • 12 McDonald
  • 15 Bignot
  • 04 Kerr (Rodman - 65' )
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 08 Disley Booked
  • 11 Neilson (John-Lewis - 46' )
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 10 Hearn (Hannah - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Hatton
  • 18 Thanoj
  • 23 Rodman
  • 14 John-Lewis
  • 17 Hannah

Aldershot

  • 01 Morris
  • 02 Oastler
  • 05 Goodman
  • 06 Webster
  • 15 Barker
  • 04 Stanley
  • 07 Mekki (Oyeleke - 39' )
  • 08 Rowlands
  • 19 Molesley (Roberts - 78' )
  • 09 Williams
  • 10 Paterson (Wickham - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Williams
  • 11 Wickham
  • 12 Oyeleke
  • 14 Roberts
  • 17 Brown
Ref: Handley
Att: 4,037

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

1 6

Corners

5 8

Fouls

12 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:06 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +4:16

Foul by Jordan Roberts on Patrick McLaughlin, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Patrick McLaughlin from the free kick which clears the crossbar.

90:00 +3:58

Foul by Craig Stanley on Alex Rodman, free kick awarded. James McKeown takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McKeown by Brett Williams. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:40

Brett Williams takes a shot. James McKeown turns it away with a diving stop. Corner taken by Martin Rowlands from the right by-line. Lenell John-Lewis makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:30

Corner taken by Martin Rowlands from the left by-line.

90:00 +0:07

The ball is sent over by Brett Williams.

88:55

Shot by Joe Colbeck missed to the right of the net.

88:32

Corner from the right by-line taken by Patrick McLaughlin. Aaron Wickham manages to make a clearance.

87:41

A cross is delivered by Jordan Roberts that goes out of play.

86:24 Substitution

Substitution (Aldershot) makes a substitution, with Aaron Wickham coming on for Matt Paterson.

86:24

Header at goal by Shaun Pearson goes over the bar.

84:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Pearson by Jake Goodman. James McKeown takes the free kick.

83:39

Corner taken by Martin Rowlands from the left by-line. Clearance by Patrick McLaughlin.

83:19

Matt Paterson has an effort at goal. James McKeown parries the ball but the danger is not over.

82:43

Clayton McDonald takes a shot.

81:56

Craig Stanley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick McLaughlin. Free kick taken by Patrick McLaughlin.

80:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross Hannah - Grimsby 1 - 1 Aldershot Penalty taken left-footed by Ross Hannah and scored. Grimsby 1-1 Aldershot.

79:31

Adam Webster challenges Ross Hannah unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

78:17 Substitution

Substitution Liam Hearn goes off and Ross Hannah comes on.

77:32 Substitution

Substitution (Aldershot) makes a substitution, with Jordan Roberts coming on for Mark Molesley.

76:06

Aswad Thomas fouled by Mark Molesley, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Alex Rodman. Header at goal by Shaun Pearson goes right of the post.

75:11

The ball is sent over by Chris Barker. James McKeown safely holds on.

74:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Bignot on Brett Williams. Chris Barker takes the free kick.

73:41

Jake Goodman challenges Lenell John-Lewis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick. Header at goal by Aswad Thomas to the left of the net.

72:44

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line. Header by Craig Disley misses left.

72:16

Manny Oyeleke challenges Paul Bignot unfairly and gives away a free kick. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

71:37

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis on Adam Webster, free kick awarded. Adam Webster restarts play with the free kick.

70:11

Unfair challenge on Patrick McLaughlin by Joe Oastler results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

68:57 Booking

Booking

68:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Stanley by Craig Disley. Booking for Craig Disley. Jake Goodman restarts play with the free kick.

68:15

Aswad Thomas takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

67:04

Manny Oyeleke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Disley. James McKeown takes the free kick.

65:44

Manny Oyeleke takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

64:38 Substitution

Substitution Alex Rodman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Kerr.

64:06

Centre by Joe Colbeck. Glenn Morris catches the ball.

61:56

Patrick McLaughlin fouled by Mark Molesley, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Kerr restarts play with the free kick.

61:02

Unfair challenge on Joe Oastler by Lenell John-Lewis results in a free kick. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.

59:32

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin.

58:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aswad Thomas on Joe Oastler. Free kick taken by Martin Rowlands. Joe Oastler takes a shot. James McKeown safely holds on.

57:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Oastler - Grimsby 0 - 1 Aldershot Joe Oastler slots the ball left footed into the goal. Grimsby 0-1 Aldershot.

56:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Disley on Manny Oyeleke. Martin Rowlands restarts play with the free kick.

55:54

Matt Paterson takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Pearson.

55:09

Lenell John-Lewis concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Goodman. Free kick taken by Glenn Morris.

51:13

Shaun Pearson fouled by Matt Paterson, the ref awards a free kick. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

49:45

A cross is delivered by Chris Barker.

47:30

Corner taken by Martin Rowlands. Clearance by Patrick McLaughlin.

46:22

Corner taken short by Mark Molesley. The ball is crossed by Mark Molesley. Shaun Pearson manages to make a clearance.

45:16

Clayton McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Paterson. Martin Rowlands crosses the ball in from the free kick. Clearance made by Shaun Pearson.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Lenell John-Lewis joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Neilson.

45:00 +4:07 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +2:24

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line. Chris Barker manages to make a clearance.

44:46

A cross is delivered by Martin Rowlands. Clearance made by Aswad Thomas.

41:56

The ball is delivered by Chris Barker.

40:14

Foul by Craig Disley on Martin Rowlands, free kick awarded. Craig Stanley takes the free kick.

38:03 Substitution

Substitution Manny Oyeleke on for Adam Mekki.

35:14

The ball is sent over by Joe Colbeck. Clearance made by Adam Webster.

33:28

The referee penalises Adam Mekki for handball. The ball is crossed by Patrick McLaughlin. Header at goal by Shaun Pearson to the left of the net.

31:35

Matt Paterson takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

29:11

Corner taken by Martin Rowlands from the right by-line. Header by Joe Oastler misses left.

28:24

Corner taken by Martin Rowlands from the right by-line. James McKeown punches the ball.

26:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick McLaughlin on Craig Stanley. Free kick taken by Martin Rowlands.

24:38

Mark Molesley fouled by Clayton McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Rowlands takes the free kick.

23:38

Centre by Mark Molesley. Clearance by Shaun Pearson. Corner taken by Martin Rowlands.

22:41

Mark Molesley is caught offside. James McKeown takes the free kick.

20:44

The ball is delivered by Aswad Thomas.

20:05

Shot by Craig Stanley. Shaun Pearson gets a block in.

17:40

Patrick McLaughlin challenges Martin Rowlands unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Rowlands restarts play with the free kick.

17:16

Joe Colbeck sends in a cross. Joe Oastler manages to make a clearance.

12:58

Foul by Adam Mekki on Aswad Thomas, free kick awarded. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

10:00

Adam Mekki takes a shot. Shaun Pearson gets a block in.

9:26

A cross is delivered by Joe Oastler.

9:02

Scott Neilson takes a shot. Jake Goodman gets a block in.

8:44

Centre by Joe Colbeck. Jake Goodman makes a clearance.

7:02

Brett Williams delivers the ball. Clearance by Craig Disley.

5:56

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line. Clearance made by Craig Stanley.

5:33

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

3:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brett Williams on Aswad Thomas. Patrick McLaughlin crosses the ball in from the free kick.

2:46

Mark Molesley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick McLaughlin. Free kick taken by Craig Disley.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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