Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Bury 0.
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.
- 2Hall-JohnsonSubstituted forCollinsat 90'minutes
- 24DavisBooked at 72mins
- 27HendrieBooked at 65mins
- 11CookSubstituted forVernamat 62'minutes
- 39ThomasSubstituted forRoseat 76'minutes
- 19WhartonBooked at 84mins
- 7AdamsSubstituted forMooreat 64'minutes
- 21McFadzeanSubstituted forCooneyat 85'minutes
- 32LaverySubstituted forOmotayoat 77'minutes
- Anthony Backhouse
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Bury 0.
Attempt missed. Eoghan O'Connell (Bury) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Harry Clifton.
Attempt saved. Gold Omotayo (Bury) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Danny Collins replaces Reece Hall-Johnson.
Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt missed. Gold Omotayo (Bury) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.
Substitution, Bury. Ryan Cooney replaces Callum McFadzean.
Scott Wharton (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Scott Wharton (Bury).
Attempt missed. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
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.
Substitution, Bury. Gold Omotayo replaces Caolan Lavery.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ludvig Öhman.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ahkeem Rose replaces Wes Thomas.
Foul by Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town).
Caolan Lavery (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.