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Exeter City 0-0 Grimsby Town

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.

Line-ups

Exeter

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Pym
  • 31Sweeney
  • 29Croll
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Woodman
  • 11Wheeler
  • 4James
  • 25Taylor
  • 10Holmes
  • 33ReidSubstituted forWatkinsat 76'minutes
  • 8SimpsonSubstituted forMcAlindenat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Olejnik
  • 12Grant
  • 14Watkins
  • 16Oakley
  • 19McAlinden
  • 20Jay
  • 28Stacey

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Mills
  • 6GowlingBooked at 78mins
  • 22Collins
  • 3Andrew
  • 2Davies
  • 16Berrett
  • 26ComleyBooked at 28minsSubstituted forSummerfieldat 54'minutes
  • 10VoseSubstituted forBolarinwaat 87'minutes
  • 9Bogle
  • 29TutonSubstituted forVernonat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Pearson
  • 8Disley
  • 14Jackson
  • 17Venney
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 19Summerfield
  • 21Vernon
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
3,557

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 0, Grimsby Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Grimsby Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Robbie Simpson.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Tom Bolarinwa replaces Dominic Vose.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  11. Post update

    Lloyd James (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Vose (Grimsby Town).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robbie Simpson (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Danny Collins.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).

  16. Post update

    Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Booking

    Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Ollie Watkins replaces Reuben Reid.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth129121991028
2Doncaster127232516923
3Carlisle125701911822
4Portsmouth126241912720
5Luton125432113819
6Crawley125431414019
7Crewe124621616018
8Notts County115241817117
9Mansfield124531211117
10Grimsby125251717017
11Accrington124441616016
12Colchester124441616016
13Hartlepool123721819-116
14Morecambe115151621-516
15Blackpool123541613314
16Wycombe124261316-314
17Cambridge123451116-513
18Yeovil124171219-713
19Barnet112631215-312
20Leyton Orient123361215-312
21Stevenage113261519-411
22Cheltenham121741316-310
23Exeter12318816-810
24Newport101451015-57
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