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Carlisle United 0-0 Grimsby Town

League Two strugglers Carlisle United and Grimsby Town fought out a goalless draw at Brunton Park.

The Mariners, without a win since September, had their chances but the nearest they came to settling the issue was a free-kick from Ethan Robson which hit the crossbar.

Hallam Hope struck the woodwork for the home side who at least extended new head coach Chris Beech's unbeaten run to four league and cup games.

Grimsby made a lively start as Harry Davis' header was ruled offside then, from Robson's cross from the left, James Hanson headed off the base of a post.

It took Carlisle a while to settle, but Hope went close midway through the first half when he crashed a shot off the underside of the bar.

Grimsby came close in the 28th minute as Robson's free-kick took a deflection to leave Adam Collin wrong-footed, but the frame of the goal came to the goalkeeper's rescue.

Substitute Charles Vernam wasted a great chance for the visitors on the stroke of half-time. Canice Carroll left his back pass woefully short of Collin, but Vernam tried to take the ball around the goalkeeper and only succeeded in running it out of play.

Grimsby had the edge in chances after the break but Jake Hessenthaler and Matt Green had efforts saved by Collin.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Collin
  • 4CarrollSubstituted forElliottat 45'minutes
  • 6Hayden
  • 23Branthwaite
  • 14Jones
  • 7Thomas
  • 8Jones
  • 10ScougallSubstituted forOlomolaat 79'minutes
  • 11McKirdySubstituted forSagafat 65'minutes
  • 25Loft
  • 9Hope

Substitutes

  • 2Elliott
  • 22Gray
  • 24Olomola
  • 27Knight-Percival
  • 28Sagaf
  • 29Birch
  • 31Sorensen

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hendrie
  • 6Waterfall
  • 4Davis
  • 3GibsonBooked at 75mins
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 15Clifton
  • 12RobsonBooked at 10mins
  • 19WrightBooked at 80minsSubstituted forWhitehouseat 84'minutes
  • 9HansonSubstituted forVernamat 43'minutes
  • 7GreenBooked at 66minsSubstituted forRoseat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Öhman
  • 10Whitehouse
  • 14Rose
  • 17Cardwell
  • 18Vernam
  • 23Russell
  • 25Pollock
Referee:
Marc Edwards
Attendance:
3,653

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Grimsby Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Grimsby Town 0.

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

Foul by Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. Michael Jones (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Thomas.

Attempt missed. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ethan Robson.

Offside, Grimsby Town. James McKeown tries a through ball, but Ahkeem Rose is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler.

Offside, Carlisle United. Nathan Thomas tries a through ball, but Jarrad Branthwaite is caught offside.

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town).

Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Loft (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town).

Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town).

Mohammed Sagaf (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Elliott Whitehouse replaces Max Wright because of an injury.

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

Foul by Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christie Elliott.

Booking

Max Wright (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Max Wright (Grimsby Town).

Gethin Jones (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Olufela Olomola replaces Stefan Scougall.

Attempt missed. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ahkeem Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ahkeem Rose replaces Matt Green.

Booking

Liam Gibson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Gibson (Grimsby Town).

Christie Elliott (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Attempt missed. Matt Green (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James McKeown following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Ryan Loft (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Michael Jones (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ryan Loft following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ethan Robson.

Attempt blocked. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Loft.

Booking

Matt Green (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

Matt Green (Grimsby Town).

Adam Collin (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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As It Stood

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2Exeter2111642822639
3Cheltenham2098332161635
4Crewe20105533231035
5Bradford2010552718935
6Forest Green2110562416835
7Northampton2110473122934
8Plymouth209563022832
9Colchester208752619731
10Port Vale217862526-129
11Cambridge217772520528
12Newport197751816228
13Scunthorpe216782928125
14Salford216782330-725
15Macclesfield205961922-324
16Crawley215882531-623
17Walsall2165101627-1123
18Mansfield215792730-322
19Leyton Orient215792735-822
20Grimsby195682025-521
21Carlisle2156102032-1221
22Oldham204882029-920
23Stevenage2021081322-916
24Morecambe2136121739-2215
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