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Grimsby Town 2-2 Barnet

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.

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 31Hall-Johnson
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 45mins
  • 6Collins
  • 23Fox
  • 25Woolford
  • 8Rose
  • 19Summerfield
  • 27DembeleSubstituted forCliftonat 66'minutes
  • 17CardwellSubstituted forJacksonat 74'minutes
  • 9HooperSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 10McSheffrey
  • 14Osborne
  • 15Clifton
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 30Killip
  • 39Jackson

Barnet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Ross
  • 2Brindley
  • 26SweeneyBooked at 90mins
  • 6NelsonBooked at 42mins
  • 13Tutonda
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forAkpa Akproat 59'minutes
  • 7Watson
  • 8WestonBooked at 16mins
  • 17KyeiSubstituted forCloughat 35'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 11CoulthirstBooked at 71mins
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 4Clough
  • 12Taylor
  • 18Fonguck
  • 19Shomotun
  • 25Akpa Akpro
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 32Payne
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
5,416

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Barnet 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Barnet 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  4. Booking

    Gary McSheffrey (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Booking

    Dan Sweeney (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dan Sweeney (Barnet).

  7. Post update

    Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Barnet).

  13. Post update

    Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

  15. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

  16. Post update

    Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Fox (Grimsby Town).

  19. Booking

    Charlie Clough (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Clough (Barnet).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington41266968412784
2Luton432411890444683
3Wycombe422211976552177
4Notts County4320131066452173
5Exeter422271358481073
6Coventry422081453411268
7Mansfield4317161062481467
8Lincoln City4118131057431467
9Swindon43197176464064
10Carlisle431614135851762
11Colchester431613145249361
12Newport411415125152-157
13Crawley43169185461-757
14Cambridge421512154655-957
15Stevenage431313175660-452
16Cheltenham431312186261151
17Crewe43145245773-1647
18Yeovil411210195565-1046
19Port Vale431113194759-1246
20Morecambe42917164154-1344
21Forest Green42127234970-2143
22Grimsby431012213665-2942
23Barnet43910244065-2537
24Chesterfield4198244372-2935
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