Southport 1-1 Grimsby

Simon Grand's late header secured Southport a point at home to Grimsby on the opening day of the season.

The visitors had the better of the first half and went close through Andy Cook, while the same man was denied by keeper Tony McMillan after the break.

Grimsby went ahead 16 minutes from time when Craig Disley turned in a low cross from Aswad Thomas.

With time running out, Grand headed the equaliser from six yards as he converted Shaun Whalley's free-kick.

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Grimsby Town joint manager Rob Scott told BBC Radio Humberside:

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"I thought we played well and I thought for large chunks of the game we dictated the play.

"It's disappointing that we conceded from a corner and it's a free header.

"I don't want to be too harsh on them as I think we played extremely well and, on another day, we win the game.

"But we haven't done and we've come away from a very hard venue with a point."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Southport

  • 01 McMillan
  • 02 Smith
  • 03 Lever
  • 04 Akrigg
  • 05 Parry Booked
  • 06 Grand
  • 07 Whalley
  • 12 Benjamin Booked (Ledsham - 60' )
  • 16 Moogan (Chalmers - 69' )
  • 10 Gray (Almond - 67' )
  • 19 Bakare

Substitutes

  • 13 Nemes
  • 17 Lynch
  • 08 Ledsham
  • 15 Chalmers
  • 11 Almond

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Thomas
  • 18 Pearson (Soares - 85' )
  • 19 Wood
  • 22 Pond
  • 04 Niven
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 08 Disley Booked
  • 11 Artus Booked
  • 05 Pearson
  • 12 Cook (Elding - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Hatton
  • 06 Miller
  • 17 Soares
  • 21 Chanoj
  • 09 Elding
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 1,743

Match Stats

Shots

3 13

On target

0 6

Corners

3 8

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:58 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:22

Simon Grand produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

90:00 +1:56

Shaun Whalley takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:56 Booking

Booking Craig Disley receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:44 Booking

Booking The referee shows Frankie Artus a yellow card.

90:00 +1:21

Chris Almond fouled by Craig Disley, the ref awards a free kick.

89:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Akrigg on Craig Disley. Frankie Artus delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Shaun Pearson misses to the left of the goal.

86:12

Shaun Whalley provided the assist for the goal.

86:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Simon Grand - Southport 1 - 1 Grimsby Simon Grand finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Southport 1-1 Grimsby.

85:54

Bradley Wood challenges Michael Bakare unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Shaun Whalley from left wing,

84:43 Substitution

Substitution Louie Soares joins the action as a substitute, replacing Greg Pearson.

83:11

Shot by Karl Ledsham from outside the box goes over the target.

82:31

The referee blows for offside against Anthony Elding. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

78:46

Centre by Shaun Whalley, clearance made by Nathan Pond.

77:00

Karl Ledsham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Derek Niven. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Pond.

75:31

Frankie Artus handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Aaron Chalmers.

73:49

Assist on the goal came from Aswad Thomas.

73:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Disley - Southport 0 - 1 Grimsby Craig Disley grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southport 0-1 Grimsby.

72:27

Inswinging corner taken by Frankie Artus from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Anthony Elding misses to the left of the target.

72:01

Corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck, clearance by Steve Akrigg.

71:29

A cross is delivered by Bradley Wood, Tony McMillan makes a save.

70:52

Corner taken left-footed by Frankie Artus from the right by-line, clearance made by Simon Grand.

70:25

Derek Niven takes a shot. Steve Akrigg gets a block in.

69:15

Free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

69:15 Substitution

Substitution Andy Cook leaves the field to be replaced by Anthony Elding.

69:15

Unfair challenge on Simon Grand by Greg Pearson results in a free kick.

68:32 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Chalmers joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alan Moogan.

68:19

A cross is delivered by Joe Colbeck, clearance by Shaun Whalley.

66:47

Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

66:47 Substitution

Substitution Chris Almond replaces Tony Gray.

66:47

Greg Pearson concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Akrigg.

62:48

The offside flag is raised against Shaun Whalley. James McKeown takes the indirect free kick.

62:10

Aswad Thomas takes the direct free kick.

62:10 Booking

Booking Booking for Andrew Parry for unsporting behaviour.

61:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Parry on Joe Colbeck.

60:54

Andy Cook concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Grand. Shaun Whalley takes the direct free kick.

59:10 Substitution

Substitution Karl Ledsham replaces Russell Benjamin.

56:14

Corner taken by Frankie Artus.

55:46

The ball is delivered by Aswad Thomas, Andy Cook takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

55:20

Frankie Artus takes a shot. Chris Lever gets a block in.

54:12

The referee blows for offside against Greg Pearson. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

50:27

Craig Disley is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

49:43

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alan Moogan, save made by James McKeown.

48:11

Corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck from the left by-line to the near post, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Greg Pearson goes wide right of the goal.

46:50

Corner taken by Alan Moogan, Headed effort on goal by Simon Grand from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:20 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:41

Inswinging corner taken by Frankie Artus from the right by-line, Nathan Pond produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

44:23

The official flags Frankie Artus offside. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

40:50

Shaun Pearson concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony Gray. Shaun Whalley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by James McKeown.

39:35

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Frankie Artus.

39:35 Booking

Booking The referee shows Russell Benjamin a yellow card.

39:25

Russell Benjamin challenges Aswad Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick.

34:30

Corner taken left-footed by Alan Moogan, James McKeown manages to make a clearance.

30:55

Greg Pearson takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Whalley.

30:39

Andy Cook fouled by Alan Moogan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Derek Niven.

28:47

Michael Bakare is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Nathan Pond restarts play with the free kick.

25:28

Greg Pearson handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Grand.

24:48

A cross is delivered by Joe Colbeck, Andy Cook takes a shot. Tony McMillan makes a save.

20:09

Simon Grand challenges Greg Pearson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Frankie Artus from the free kick.

18:45

The offside flag is raised against Derek Niven. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

17:29

Foul by Tony Gray on Craig Disley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Aswad Thomas.

16:13

Shaun Whalley is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. The ball is swung over by Joe Colbeck, Andy Cook takes a shot. James Smith gets a block in.

15:23

Foul by Simon Grand on Greg Pearson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Aswad Thomas.

14:21

The assistant referee flags for offside against Greg Pearson. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

12:29

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Frankie Artus from the left by-line to the near post, Shaun Pearson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

10:46

James Smith fouled by Shaun Pearson, the ref awards a free kick. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

9:51

Outswinging corner taken by Joe Colbeck from the right by-line played to the near post, Alan Moogan manages to make a clearance.

7:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Cook by Alan Moogan. Bradley Wood takes the free kick.

3:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Colbeck on Shaun Whalley. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

0:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Frankie Artus on James Smith. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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