Grimsby 0-0 Barrow

Promotion hopefuls Grimsby have gone six games without a win as strugglers Barrow earned a goalless draw.

The Mariners are perilously close to dropping out of the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off places after sending most of the season in the top five.

Cleveland Taylor failed to convert when clear for the home side, who are two points above sixth-placed Forest Green.

Shaun Pearson headed wide from Jamie Devitt's free-kick but Grimsby failed to break the deadlock.

Barrow, who put in a solid rearguard display, have now kept a clean sheet in their last three outings but remain three points adrift of safety.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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

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Lack of belief worrying - Scott

"It wasn't brilliant but I thought we pretty much dominated without really creating too much.

"We're playing, at the moment, with a lack of belief and that's the worrying thing. As footballers they've got to take responsibility and be brave and stand up to it. I don't think they realise quite what the prize is at the end of it; to say they could all be Football League players at the end of the season if they continue to drive on and believe in themselves.

"If we could go around the dressing room and give them that little shot of belief and confidence then we would be happy."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Thomas Booked
  • 05 Pearson
  • 06 Miller
  • 29 Naylor
  • 15 Devitt (Wilson - 59' )
  • 19 Wood
  • 21 Thanoj
  • 31 Taylor (Hannah - 74' )
  • 12 Cook (John-Lewis - 59' )
  • 20 Southwell Booked

Substitutes

  • 02 Hatton
  • 26 Marshall
  • 30 Wilson
  • 25 Hannah
  • 28 John-Lewis

Barrow

  • 01 Hurst
  • 03 Skelton
  • 04 Hessey Booked
  • 20 Williams (Pearson - 33' )
  • 06 Owen
  • 08 Baker
  • 12 Dawson (Rowe - 59' )
  • 14 Harvey
  • 15 Hunter
  • 09 Boyes
  • 10 Rowe

Substitutes

  • 31 Tongue
  • 05 Pearson
  • 18 O'Donnell
  • 07 Rutherford
  • 11 Rowe (Rutherford - 89' )
Ref: Handley
Att: 3,532

Match Stats

Shots

8 11

On target

4 6

Corners

3 3

Fouls

10 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:17 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +4:01

Paul Rutherford takes a shot. James McKeown makes a comfortable save.

90:00 +3:24

A cross is delivered by Bradley Wood, clearance by Mike Pearson.

90:00 +2:24

Richie Baker produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

90:00 +0:56

Garry Hunter delivers the ball, clearance by Aswad Thomas.

90:00 +0:38

A cross is delivered by Bradley Wood, save by Danny Hurst.

89:46

Richie Baker takes a shot. James McKeown makes a save.

88:07

Richie Baker has an effort direct from the free kick.

88:07 Substitution

Substitution Danny M Rowe goes off and Paul Rutherford comes on.

88:07

Ian Miller challenges Danny L Rowe unfairly and gives away a free kick.

86:01

The ball is crossed by Lenell John-Lewis, Dougie Wilson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

83:26

Ross Hannah takes a shot. Sean Hessey gets a block in.

81:51

Corner taken by Richie Baker, Mike Pearson takes a shot. Save made by James McKeown.

80:08

Lenell John-Lewis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mike Pearson. Direct free kick taken by Sean Hessey.

79:40

Centre by Dayle Southwell.

77:00

A cross is delivered by Danny M Rowe, save by James McKeown.

76:22

Free kick taken by Gavin Skelton.

76:22 Booking

Booking Dayle Southwell shown a yellow card.

76:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dayle Southwell on Gavin Skelton.

75:16

Lenell John-Lewis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Owen. Sean Hessey takes the free kick.

74:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Baker on Andi Thanoj. Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.

73:06 Substitution

Substitution Ross Hannah joins the action as a substitute, replacing Cleveland Taylor.

67:27

Andi Thanoj takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

63:49

Unfair challenge on Shaun Pearson by Garry Hunter results in a free kick. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

60:46

Unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis by Sean Hessey results in a free kick. Andi Thanoj takes the direct free kick.

60:30

Alex-Ray Harvey takes a shot. Save made by James McKeown.

58:46 Substitution

Substitution Adam Dawson leaves the field to be replaced by Danny M Rowe.

58:16 Substitution

Substitution Dougie Wilson replaces Jamie Devitt.

58:01 Substitution

Substitution (Grimsby) makes a substitution, with Lenell John-Lewis coming on for Andy Cook.

57:42

Danny L Rowe takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Naylor.

56:12

Andi Thanoj fouled by Richie Baker, the ref awards a free kick. Andi Thanoj takes the free kick.

55:35

Danny L Rowe produces a cross, Shaun Pearson manages to make a clearance.

53:15

A cross is delivered by Jamie Devitt, Header by Shaun Pearson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

53:15 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Sean Hessey for unsporting behaviour.

53:01

Sean Hessey concedes a free kick for a foul on Cleveland Taylor.

51:16

Tom Naylor takes a shot. Sean Hessey gets a block in.

49:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Boyes by Aswad Thomas. Sean Hessey takes the free kick.

47:48

Shot from outside the box by Alex-Ray Harvey goes wide right of the target.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:24 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:54

A cross is delivered by Andy Cook.

45:00 +0:55

Mike Pearson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Cook. Andi Thanoj restarts play with the free kick.

44:46

Adam Dawson delivers the ball.

43:05

Andi Thanoj takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, James Owen makes a clearance.

41:48

Aswad Thomas produces a cross, Danny Hurst makes a clearance.

41:08

A cross is delivered by Cleveland Taylor, Sean Hessey makes a clearance.

38:39

Mike Pearson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Cook. Bradley Wood restarts play with the free kick.

33:55

Shot from just outside the box by Dayle Southwell goes over the bar.

33:40

Danny L Rowe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

32:40 Substitution

Substitution Mike Pearson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steve Williams.

27:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Cook by Steve Williams. Jamie Devitt has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

26:30

Jamie Devitt delivers the ball, clearance by Danny Hurst.

25:51

Cleveland Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Owen. Sean Hessey restarts play with the free kick.

24:28

Effort from outside the penalty area by Adam Dawson goes wide left of the target.

23:45

Bradley Wood delivers the ball, clearance by Danny Hurst.

22:24

Sean Hessey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Naylor. Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.

21:48

Danny L Rowe takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

20:42

Unfair challenge on Sean Hessey by Dayle Southwell results in a free kick. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

18:40

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Devitt played to the near post, Garry Hunter makes a clearance.

16:44

Cleveland Taylor takes a shot. Danny Hurst gets a block in.

16:22

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny L Rowe. Andi Thanoj takes the free kick.

15:22

Andi Thanoj gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Skelton. Richie Baker takes the direct free kick.

14:47

Corner taken by Richie Baker from the left by-line to the near post, Tom Naylor manages to make a clearance.

13:30

Richie Baker takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Ian Miller makes a clearance.

11:46

Free kick taken by Sean Hessey.

11:46 Booking

Booking Booking for Aswad Thomas.

11:32

Aswad Thomas challenges Garry Hunter unfairly and gives away a free kick.

10:08

Ian Miller challenges Danny L Rowe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Danny L Rowe from the free kick, save by James McKeown.

8:50

Danny L Rowe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Wood. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

4:58

Danny L Rowe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas. Jamie Devitt restarts play with the free kick.

4:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Hessey on Andy Cook. Bradley Wood takes the free kick.

1:45

The ball is crossed by Aswad Thomas, Tom Naylor takes a shot. Comfortable save by Danny Hurst.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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