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Torquay United 1-1 Grimsby Town

Omar Bogle
Former Birmingham City youngster Omar Bogle has scored 10 goals in 18 games for Grimsby this season

Omar Bogle's late penalty denied Kevin Nicholson his first home win since taking over as Torquay player-manager.

The Mariners, who beat Halifax 7-0 earlier in the week, were a goal down after Tyrone Marsh's close-range header shortly before half-time.

But Bogle levelled after he was fouled in the penalty area by Gulls' goalkeeper Fabian Speiss.

Grimsby had two efforts cleared off the line but Torquay held on to extend their unbeaten run to three games.

It leaves the Mariners fourth in the National League table, five points off leaders Forest Green, while Torquay are still one point from safety in the relegation zone.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on Torquay v Grimsby Town

"It was frustrating that we went behind, I thought we looked pretty comfortable and always felt like we were going to score.

"So when we went behind that was disappointing and then then second half was a bit scrappy.

"Once we got the equaliser then it looked like we were going to go on and possibly win it."

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 1SpiessBooked at 78mins
  • 29BerryBooked at 5mins
  • 5MacDonald
  • 16Richards
  • 24Nicholson
  • 18Smith
  • 2HurstBooked at 70minsSubstituted forMurombedziat 81'minutes
  • 26Heslop
  • 3Butler
  • 10Marsh
  • 17FisherSubstituted forYeomanat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Fenwick
  • 11Murombedzi
  • 14Yeoman
  • 21Lavercombe
  • 28Hickford

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2TaitBooked at 72mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 16Clay
  • 26TownsendBooked at 53mins
  • 22NsialaBooked at 63mins
  • 20Arnold
  • 8Disley
  • 14MarshallSubstituted forMackrethat 65'minutes
  • 9Bogle
  • 10AmondSubstituted forPittmanat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Brown
  • 7Mackreth
  • 18Pittman
  • 23East
  • 27Tomlinson
Referee:
Nigel Lugg
Attendance:
2,003

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 1, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Grimsby Town 1.

Foul by Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United).

Conor Townsend (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Richard Tait (Grimsby Town).

Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Craig Clay (Grimsby Town).

Simon Heslop (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Simon Heslop (Torquay United).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

Simon Heslop (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Alex Fisher.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt saved. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Nathan Arnold.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt saved. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Shepherd Murombedzi replaces James Hurst.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Grimsby Town 1. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Fabian Spiess (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Fabian Spiess (Torquay United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Grimsby Town. Omar Bogle draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Nathan Arnold.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Padraig Amond.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt missed. James Hurst (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Tait (Grimsby Town).

Dan Butler (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Omar Bogle tries a through ball, but Omar Bogle is caught offside.

Booking

James Hurst (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Hurst (Torquay United).

Richard Tait (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Grimsby Town).

Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Hurst (Torquay United).

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

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