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Morecambe 1-1 Grimsby Town

Morecambe and Grimsby shared the spoils in a drab draw in League Two.

Both sides showed plenty of effort and decent football but the defences were very much on top, with a real lack of quality in the final third of the field.

Morecambe looked set to take all three points when Aaron Collins gave them the lead with a controversial penalty in the 80th minute before Charles Vernam levelled two minutes from time to give Grimsby a much-needed point.

Collins was given the chance to open the scoring after he had been brought down by Grimsby keeper James McKeown after a long ball over the top caught the Mariners' defence out.

Collins sent the keeper the wrong way to set his side on course for a fourth successive home win.

But Michael Jolley's side hit back as they pushed bodies forward.

They worked an opening down the right and Harry Davis delivered a superb low cross into the area which was met by the onrushing Vernam, who slotted past Barry Roche from six yards out.

Morecambe are 19th in the table, 10 points clear of the relegation zone, with Grimsby two places and three points above them.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Mills
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5Old
  • 3Conlan
  • 26MingoiaSubstituted forCranstonat 79'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 8Fleming
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forCollinsat 67'minutes
  • 17Mandeville
  • 7BennettSubstituted forOliverat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 9Oliver
  • 12Sutton
  • 21Halstead
  • 23Brownsword
  • 27Cranston
  • 31Collins

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 27Hendrie
  • 24Davis
  • 6Collins
  • 3RingSubstituted forWhitmoreat 83'minutes
  • 18Vernam
  • 7Hessenthaler
  • 16WoolfordSubstituted forHall-Johnsonat 83'minutes
  • 14Grayson
  • 8Dennis
  • 17CardwellSubstituted forCliftonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 15Clifton
  • 23Russell
  • 25Whitmore
  • 26Buckley
  • 29Burrell
  • 31Pollock
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
1,897

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Grimsby Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Grimsby Town 1. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kristian Dennis.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Alex Whitmore replaces Sebastian Ring.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Reece Hall-Johnson replaces Martyn Woolford.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Grimsby Town 0. Aaron Collins (Morecambe) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty Morecambe. Aaron Collins draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by James McKeown (Grimsby Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jordan Cranston replaces Piero Mingoia.

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Clifton replaces Harry Cardwell.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron Collins replaces Kevin Ellison.

Hand ball by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Vadaine Oliver replaces Richard Bennett.

Foul by Liam Mandeville (Morecambe).

Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Liam Mandeville (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martyn Woolford (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Morecambe).

Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Morecambe 0, Grimsby Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Morecambe 0, Grimsby Town 0.

Attempt saved. Martyn Woolford (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt blocked. Liam Mandeville (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Richard Bennett (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martyn Woolford (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Richard Bennett (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Joe Grayson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Richard Bennett (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town).

Attempt saved. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City422315473383584
2Bury4221111076502674
3Mansfield421916762352773
4MK Dons422191267452272
5Tranmere4220111161451671
6Forest Green4218131162422067
7Exeter4218111357451265
8Carlisle42187176259361
9Colchester42179165852660
10Swindon421515125350360
11Stevenage42179165052-260
12Newport41179155257-560
13Oldham4115131362501258
14Crewe42168185253-156
15Northampton421218125355-254
16Cheltenham421411175460-653
17Grimsby42148204153-1250
18Port Vale421211193648-1247
19Morecambe421211194764-1747
20Crawley42137224261-1946
21Cambridge42129213761-2445
22Macclesfield42912214570-2539
23Yeovil42910233861-2337
24Notts County42813214377-3437
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