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."

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