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Grimsby Town 0-0 Cheltenham Town

Grimsby picked up their first point under interim manager Anthony Limbrick as they were held to a 0-0 draw by high-flying Cheltenham at Blundell Park.

Despite being without a victory since late September, it was a confident enough start from Grimsby, who took aim first up through Luke Waterfall.

He forced Scott Flinders into a fingertip save from a set-piece, before Ryan Broom called long-serving goalkeeper James McKeown in action at the other end.

Matt Green and Elliott Whitehouse had two strikes each as the clock ticked by, with Flinders proving unbeatable as he made two superb saves in the run-up to half-time.

A snap-shot from Ahkeem Rose signalled the start of the second half, while Chris Hussey saw his low strike charged down by Whitehouse at the other end.

Reuben Reid, making his first Cheltenham start of the season, went close with a dipping effort from 30 yards.

Further opportunities fell to Hussey and Grimsby substitute Harry Cardwell - one at either end - but neither side was ultimately able to break the deadlock.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 22Hewitt
  • 6Waterfall
  • 4DavisBooked at 72mins
  • 3Gibson
  • 10WhitehouseBooked at 37minsSubstituted forRobsonat 75'minutes
  • 15Clifton
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 7Green
  • 9HansonSubstituted forOgbuat 61'minutes
  • 14RoseSubstituted forCardwellat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Öhman
  • 12Robson
  • 17Cardwell
  • 20Ogbu
  • 23Russell
  • 25Pollock
  • 29Starbuck

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 26Greaves
  • 7Thomas
  • 21Doyle-Hayes
  • 8ClementsSubstituted forLongat 45'minutes
  • 11Broom
  • 3Hussey
  • 9ReidSubstituted forSheafat 86'minutes
  • 20ReillySubstituted forAddaiat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Long
  • 14Sheaf
  • 16Addai
  • 19Lloyd
  • 22Lovett
  • 23Ince
  • 27Smith
Referee:
Christopher Pollard
Attendance:
2,508

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

Attempt missed. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alex Addai.

Foul by Ethan Robson (Grimsby Town).

Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town).

Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Davis (Grimsby Town).

Max Sheaf (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Moses Ogbu with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Cardwell replaces Ahkeem Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Max Sheaf replaces Reuben Reid.

Attempt blocked. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Jake Doyle-Hayes.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Cheltenham Town).

James McKeown (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Attempt missed. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Broom with a cross.

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Grimsby Town).

Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Gibson with a cross following a set piece situation.

Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ethan Robson replaces Elliott Whitehouse.

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

Foul by Sean Long (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

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

Foul by Harry Davis (Grimsby Town).

Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Matt Green (Grimsby Town).

Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Cheltenham Town).

Matt Green (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chris Hussey.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Jacob Greaves tries a through ball, but Alex Addai is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Moses Ogbu replaces James Hanson because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon19113532221036
2Forest Green19105424131135
3Crewe19104532221034
4Exeter199642420433
5Cheltenham1887328151331
6Northampton199462819931
7Bradford179352517830
8Plymouth188552721629
9Port Vale197752525028
10Colchester187652317627
11Newport177641714327
12Salford196762328-525
13Cambridge196672319424
14Macclesfield185761720-322
15Mansfield195682626021
16Scunthorpe195682526-121
17Crawley195682531-621
18Grimsby175572022-220
19Leyton Orient195592634-820
20Oldham184771926-719
21Carlisle1954101931-1219
22Walsall1954101426-1219
23Stevenage182881221-914
24Morecambe1935111635-1914
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