Grimsby missed the chance to move into the Conference Premier play-off places after drawing 0-0 with Southport.

Aristote Nsiala could only head over from John O'Sullivan's cross as the visitors looked to open the scoring.

Craig Disley was off target with a header of his own at the other end, before Alex Rodman missed another chance to give the home side the lead.

Paul Hurst's side improved after the break but Ross Hannah and Lenell John-Lewis were both denied.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was far from a classic, but I still think that without being at our best, we had some good chances to win it.

"We had one cleared off the line in the first half and then in the second half we had four good chances.

"They gave it a go and we created opportunities, particularly towards the end of the game."

Southport manager John Coleman told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"I'm pleased for the players and the fans that made the trip. I've got to thank them for their efforts and I think they were rewarded with a battling performance by the players.

"We more than deserved the point. Danny Hurst has made a couple of great saves but that's what we've limited them to.

"We had our own chances but we were a little bit wasteful in front of goal."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 27 Fyfield
  • 05 Pearson Booked
  • 15 Bignot
  • 12 McDonald
  • 11 Neilson (Colbeck - 64' )
  • 23 Rodman
  • 08 Disley
  • 04 Kerr
  • 14 John-Lewis (Cook - 79' )
  • 17 Hannah (Tounkara - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Cook
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 28 Tounkara
  • 02 Hatton
  • 18 Thanoj

Southport

  • 01 Hurst
  • 28 Daly Booked
  • 20 Fitzpatrick
  • 07 Nsiala Booked
  • 27 O'Sullivan
  • 06 Brown
  • 18 George
  • 10 Ledsham
  • 30 O'Neil
  • 15 Hattersley (Mukendi - 72' )
  • 25 Brodie Booked (Osawe - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Mukendi
  • 19 Wimmer
  • 29 Dillon
  • 05 Flynn
  • 21 Osawe
Ref: Adrian Holmes
Att: 3,306

Match Stats

Shots

10 13

On target

3 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Southport 0.

90:00 +4:12 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Southport 0.

90:00 +3:16

Foul by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).

90:00 +3:16

Jamal Fyfield (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

89:18

Corner, Grimsby Town.

87:51

Foul by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).

87:51

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

84:04

Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

82:46

Attempt missed. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Bignot with a cross.

81:40

Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.

80:50

Corner, Southport.

80:02

Attempt saved. Vinny Mukendi (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

79:32

Attempt saved. Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

78:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

77:14 Booking

Booking Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:35

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

76:35

John O'Sullivan (Southport) wins a free kick.

75:55

Foul by Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town).

75:55

Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.

75:22

Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Scott Kerr with a cross.

74:47

Foul by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).

74:47

Jamal Fyfield (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

73:49

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Southport).

73:49

Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

73:13

Attempt missed. David Fitzpatrick (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

71:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Vinny Mukendi replaces Danny Hattersley.

70:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Oumare Tounkara replaces Ross Hannah.

69:12

Offside, Southport. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.

66:15 Booking

Booking Kellen Daly (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

66:08

Foul by Kellen Daly (Southport).

66:08

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

65:15

Foul by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).

65:15

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

63:55

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

63:55

Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.

63:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Joe Colbeck replaces Scott Neilson.

57:35

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

57:35

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

56:11

Attempt missed. Clayton McDonald (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Kerr.

55:46

Corner, Grimsby Town.

54:54

Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

52:42

Attempt missed. Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Kerr.

52:12

Corner, Grimsby Town.

51:38

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

51:38

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

50:52

Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

50:33

Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).

50:33

Kellen Daly (Southport) wins a free kick.

49:59

Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

49:24

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

46:44

Attempt missed. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Osayamen Osawe replaces Richard Brodie.

45:00

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 0, Southport 0.

45:00 +1:45 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Southport 0.

45:00 +1:27

Foul by John O'Sullivan (Southport).

45:00 +1:27

Jamal Fyfield (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

45:00 +0:31

Offside, Southport. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.

44:59

Foul by Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town).

44:59

Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.

44:37

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

42:48

Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (Southport) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.

42:15

Corner, Southport.

41:43

Corner, Southport.

39:42

Offside, Grimsby Town. Alex Rodman tries a through ball, but Alex Rodman is caught offside.

37:55

Corner, Southport.

34:52

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

34:52

Jamal Fyfield (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

33:26

Attempt missed. David Fitzpatrick (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

33:04

Offside, Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis tries a through ball, but Lenell John-Lewis is caught offside.

31:20

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

31:20

Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.

30:55

Corner, Grimsby Town.

30:18

Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

29:42

Attempt blocked. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29:04

Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

29:04

John O'Sullivan (Southport) wins a free kick.

27:43

Corner, Grimsby Town.

26:14

Corner, Grimsby Town.

25:15

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Southport).

25:15

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

23:59

Corner, Grimsby Town.

23:10 Booking

Booking Richard Brodie (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

22:57

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

22:57

Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

20:59

Corner, Grimsby Town.

18:50

Attempt saved. Danny Hattersley (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

17:43

Attempt missed. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Kerr with a cross.

17:04 Booking

Booking Aristote Nsiala (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

16:53

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

16:53

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

16:21

Attempt missed. Aristote Nsiala (Southport) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.

15:39

Corner, Southport.

12:29

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

12:29

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

9:12

Offside, Grimsby Town. Scott Neilson tries a through ball, but Scott Neilson is caught offside.

8:17

Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).

8:17

John O'Sullivan (Southport) wins a free kick.

7:24

Attempt blocked. Scott Brown (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:18

Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

4:08

Corner, Grimsby Town.

3:25

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Southport).

3:25

Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

2:53

Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

2:17

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

1:29

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

1:29

Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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