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Grimsby 2-2 Colchester

Grimsby came from 2-0 down to deny Colchester a first League Two win of the season with a late-earned 2-2 draw.

Frank Nouble and Luke Norris had seemingly put the visitors in control, but James Hanson's penalty and Matt Green's volley earned the hosts a point.

Colchester took the lead against the run of play, with Nouble slamming the ball home in the 25th minute after the hosts had failed to clear it from deep inside their own half.

Nouble was once again involved as he sent the ball to the back post during stoppage time of the first half, where Norris managed to beat a couple of Grimsby defenders to it and head Colchester into a 2-0 lead.

Grimsby immediately hit back in the second half when Moses Ogbu was bundled over in the penalty area, with Hanson burying his 48th-minute penalty with aplomb.

Colchester appeared to be heading for victory, but Green struck in the 87th minute with a sweetly struck volley to earn Grimsby a hard-fought point.

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Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hendrie
  • 6Waterfall
  • 4DavisBooked at 68mins
  • 21Ring
  • 22HewittBooked at 10minsSubstituted forCookat 83'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 10WhitehouseSubstituted forWrightat 76'minutes
  • 7Green
  • 9Hanson
  • 20OgbuSubstituted forVernamat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Cook
  • 15Clifton
  • 17Cardwell
  • 18Vernam
  • 19Wright
  • 23Russell
  • 25Pollock

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 21Clampin
  • 14ComleyBooked at 90mins
  • 24Stevenson
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forGambinat 82'minutes
  • 10Brown
  • 45Nouble
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forSowunmiat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Sowunmi
  • 17James
  • 19Kensdale
  • 26Gambin
  • 27Chilvers
  • 29Ross
  • 37Hasanally
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
4,103

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Colchester United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Colchester United 2.

Booking

Brandon Comley (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Max Wright (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brandon Comley (Colchester United).

Foul by Jordan Cook (Grimsby Town).

Jevani Brown (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Luke Hendrie.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Colchester United 2. Matt Green (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by James Hanson with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Omar Sowunmi replaces Luke Norris.

James Hanson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Colchester United).

Attempt blocked. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Frank Nouble.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jordan Cook replaces Elliott Hewitt.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Gambin replaces Courtney Senior.

Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Stevenson.

Elliott Hewitt (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brandon Comley (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Max Wright replaces Elliott Whitehouse.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Foul by James Hanson (Grimsby Town).

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Charles Vernam replaces Moses Ogbu.

Booking

Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Davis (Grimsby Town).

Luke Norris (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jevani Brown with a cross.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Foul by Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town).

Jevani Brown (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Ryan Clampin.

Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Foul by Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town).

Courtney Senior (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Matt Green (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe43015509
2Bradford42205148
3Cambridge42205328
4Exeter42203128
5Cheltenham42116247
6Plymouth42116337
7Swindon42116427
8Forest Green42114317
9Leyton Orient421145-17
10Macclesfield42025326
11Port Vale41305416
12Newport41303216
13Mansfield41218715
14Grimsby41215415
15Salford41215505
16Walsall41212205
17Morecambe412134-15
18Crawley41126604
19Northampton411234-14
20Carlisle410348-43
21Colchester402246-22
22Stevenage401304-41
23Oldham401316-51
24Scunthorpe4013511-61
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