Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Barnet 2.
Mitch Rose's penalty earned Grimsby Town a crucial point in a draw against League Two relegation rivals Barnet.
Danny Collins had given the hosts an early lead at Blundell Park, while Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro and Curtis Weston responded for the visitors.
Grimsby found themselves ahead after just six minutes when Collins latched on to Luke Summerfield's corner and comprehensively smashed the ball into the roof of the net.
JJ Hooper tested visiting goalkeeper Craig Ross with a curling effort shortly after, while Michael Nelson's header at the other end was well saved by James McKeown.
But the visitors eventually found the target when substitute Akpa Akpro sent a low drive beyond McKeown from the edge of the box to claim a goal against his former side.
Curtis Weston put the visitors ahead with just over 10 minutes remaining when he managed to squeeze the ball home under pressure.
But Grimsby hit back immediately when Simeon Jackson was brought down in the box, and Rose stepped up to earn his side a point from the spot.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 5ClarkeBooked at 45mins
- 27DembeleSubstituted forCliftonat 66'minutes
- 17CardwellSubstituted forJacksonat 74'minutes
- 9HooperSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 26SweeneyBooked at 90mins
- 6NelsonBooked at 42mins
- 23NichollsSubstituted forAkpa Akproat 59'minutes
- 8WestonBooked at 16mins
- 17KyeiSubstituted forCloughat 35'minutesBooked at 84mins
- 11CoulthirstBooked at 71mins
- 25Akpa Akpro
- Darren Bond
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Barnet 2.
Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Gary McSheffrey (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.
Dan Sweeney (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Dan Sweeney (Barnet).
Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town).
Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Barnet).
Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Michael Nelson.
Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).
Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Andrew Fox (Grimsby Town).
Charlie Clough (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Charlie Clough (Barnet).