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Braintree Town 0-0 Grimsby Town

Promotion hopefuls Grimsby warmed up for the Conference Premier play-offs with a goalless draw against Braintree.

Both sides created early chances, with Daniel Sparkes going close from a free-kick for the hosts and Andi Thanoj shooting wide for the Mariners.

Home keeper Nick Hamann was kept busy early in the second half, saving twice from Alex Rodman and Craig Disley.

In a hard-fought contest there were six bookings, but despite 25 shots on goal neither side could snatch a winner.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Post-match: Grimsby Town boss Hurst

"Overall I obviously changed it round a little bit but the important thing for me is I haven't picked up any injuries and no-one got sent off because at one stage the way players were getting booked that was a concern.

"I thought we started the second-half really well to be honest we had a couple of attacks, a couple of shots at the keeper at the near post and he showed good hands.

"One thing I will say is we're playing the form team there's no doubt. That's twelve games unbeaten for them (Gateshead) and hopefully they're due a defeat. "

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 2Peters
  • 3Habergham
  • 5PaineSubstituted forHolmanat 83'minutes
  • 19Wells
  • 15Massey
  • 26MulleySubstituted forDaleyat 74'minutes
  • 4Isaac
  • 9Marks
  • 8Davis
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forCoxat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McDonald
  • 10Holman
  • 12Daley
  • 22Cox
  • 23Laurent

Grimsby

  • 1Hedge
  • 15Bignot
  • 27FyfieldBooked at 24mins
  • 18ThanojBooked at 69mins
  • 6Doig
  • 12McDonaldBooked at 33mins
  • 7ColbeckBooked at 10minsSubstituted forWinfarrahat 78'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 8DisleySubstituted forCharlesworthat 61'minutes
  • 28Tounkara
  • 9CookBooked at 75mins
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forSouthwellat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Neilson
  • 20Southwell
  • 22Charlesworth
  • 24Walker
  • 25Winfarrah
Referee:
Justin Amey
Attendance:
1,489

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Grimsby Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Grimsby Town 0.
Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).
Jonathan Hedge (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Cox with a cross.
Attempt saved. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Luke Daley.
Corner, Braintree Town.
Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Hand ball by Dan Holman (Braintree Town).

Booking

Caine Winfarrah (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Caine Winfarrah (Grimsby Town).
Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).
Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Holman replaces Matt Paine.
Attempt saved. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Caine Winfarrah replaces Joe Colbeck.

Booking

Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Hand ball by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Luke Daley replaces James Mulley.
Attempt missed. Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.
Foul by Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town).
Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. James Mulley (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Colbeck with a cross.
Attempt saved. Dean Wells (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Chez Isaac with a cross.

Booking

Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town).
James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).
Tom Charlesworth (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Dayle Southwell replaces Alex Rodman.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Tom Charlesworth replaces Craig Disley.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Daniel Sparkes.
Attempt missed. Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Colbeck with a cross.
Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).
Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).
Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Braintree Town.
Attempt saved. Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Daniel Sparkes.
Corner, Braintree Town.
Attempt missed. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Ryan Peters (Braintree Town).
Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Grimsby Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Grimsby Town 0.
Attempt missed. Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Foul by Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town).
James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Alan Massey (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.
Corner, Braintree Town.
Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).
Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton463011567101
2Cambridge462313103782
3Gateshead462213112279
4Grimsby462212121978
5Halifax462211132777
6Braintree462111141874
7Kidderminster46201214772
8Barnet46191314570
9Woking4620818-368
10Forest Green461910171467
11Alfreton4621718-567
12Salisbury46191017-567
13Nuneaton46181216-666
14Lincoln City46171415165
15Macclesfield4618721-161
16Welling46161218-260
17Wrexham46161119059
18Southport46141121-1853
19Aldershot46161317751
20Hereford46131221-1951
21Chester46121519-2151
22Dartford4612826-2544
23Tamworth4610927-3839
24Hyde United461738-8110
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