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Grimsby Town 0-0 Bury

Bury's League Two title hopes were dealt a blow as they were held to an entertaining goalless draw at Grimsby.

Martyn Woolford had the first chance of the game as the ball sat up nicely for him on the volley, but he could not test Joe Murphy as the shot flew comfortably into the Bury goalkeeper's hands.

The visitors eased their way into the game before creating a couple of good chances, with James McKeown having to produce good saves from Jay O'Shea and Eoghan O'Connell midway through the first half.

Grimsby began the second half brightly, but were unable to really test Murphy.

Nicky Maynard stung the hands of McKeown as he connected well from a corner, before Jake Hessenthaler fired over on the break for the hosts.

Charles Vernam fizzed a powerful strike from distance wide, while Maynard fired over at the other end, but neither side were able to break the deadlock at Blundell Park.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hall-JohnsonSubstituted forCollinsat 90'minutes
  • 5Öhman
  • 24DavisBooked at 72mins
  • 27HendrieBooked at 65mins
  • 15Clifton
  • 7Hessenthaler
  • 16Woolford
  • 3Ring
  • 11CookSubstituted forVernamat 62'minutes
  • 39ThomasSubstituted forRoseat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Collins
  • 8Dennis
  • 14Grayson
  • 18Vernam
  • 21Rose
  • 23Russell
  • 31Pollock

Bury

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Murphy
  • 6O'Connell
  • 5Thompson
  • 19WhartonBooked at 84mins
  • 7AdamsSubstituted forMooreat 64'minutes
  • 26O'Shea
  • 11Rossiter
  • 10Mayor
  • 21McFadzeanSubstituted forCooneyat 85'minutes
  • 32LaverySubstituted forOmotayoat 77'minutes
  • 36Maynard

Substitutes

  • 4Aimson
  • 15Moore
  • 16Cooney
  • 18Telford
  • 27Omotayo
  • 29Hulme
  • 43Maloney
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
4,375

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamBury
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Bury 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Bury 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Eoghan O'Connell (Bury) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Harry Clifton.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gold Omotayo (Bury) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Danny Collins replaces Reece Hall-Johnson.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gold Omotayo (Bury) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Ryan Cooney replaces Callum McFadzean.

  10. Booking

    Scott Wharton (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Scott Wharton (Bury).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high following a fast break.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Gold Omotayo replaces Caolan Lavery.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ludvig Öhman.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ahkeem Rose replaces Wes Thomas.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town).

  20. Post update

    Caolan Lavery (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City392213469363379
2Bury382011771413071
3MK Dons392091064402469
4Mansfield391715756332366
5Tranmere3818101056421464
6Forest Green3916131057391861
7Exeter3817101151371461
8Carlisle39177155951858
9Colchester39169145748957
10Swindon381412124746154
11Stevenage39159154549-454
12Crewe39158164849-153
13Northampton391216114950-152
14Newport37157154656-1052
15Grimsby39147184048-849
16Oldham371212135448648
17Cheltenham39139174957-848
18Crawley39127204058-1843
19Morecambe39119194462-1842
20Cambridge38119183456-2242
21Port Vale391011183345-1241
22Yeovil3999213656-2036
23Macclesfield38810204064-2434
24Notts County39712203872-3433
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