Match ends, Exeter City 0, Grimsby Town 0.
Exeter's wait for a home win in League Two extended to six games following a goalless draw with Grimsby.
Exeter had the better of the first half, but they failed to take any of the chances that came their way.
Robbie Simpson volleyed wastefully high and wide from a promising position for the Grecians, while Lee Holmes forced James McKeown into a flying stop with a curling shot from 25 yards.
Reuben Reid then forced McKeown into another good save before the Exeter striker failed to make the most of a superb Pierce Sweeney cross when he failed to make contact from close range.
Things continued in much the same vein after the break as David Wheeler and Holmes both saw long-range efforts go high, Reid hit the crossbar after lofting the ball over the goalkeeper, and then saw a similar effort land on top of the net.
Omar Bogle was high with a free-kick for Grimsby, who rarely threatened the Exeter goal, but it is just one goal in six league games at St James' Park now for the Grecians, who ended the game to chants of manager Paul Tisdale to go once again.
Reports supplied by the Press Association.
- 33ReidSubstituted forWatkinsat 76'minutes
- 8SimpsonSubstituted forMcAlindenat 87'minutes
- 6GowlingBooked at 78mins
- 26ComleyBooked at 28minsSubstituted forSummerfieldat 54'minutes
- 10VoseSubstituted forBolarinwaat 87'minutes
- 29TutonSubstituted forVernonat 61'minutes
- John Brooks
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Grimsby Town 0.
Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town).
Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt missed. Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right.
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.
Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Robbie Simpson.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Tom Bolarinwa replaces Dominic Vose.
Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Lloyd James (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Dominic Vose (Grimsby Town).
Attempt saved. Robbie Simpson (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Danny Collins.
Foul by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).
Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).
Substitution, Exeter City. Ollie Watkins replaces Reuben Reid.