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Grimsby Town 2-2 Forest Green Rovers

Grimsby continued their solid start to life under Ian Holloway with a draw at home against League Two promotion hopefuls Forest Green.

Charles Vernam and Anthony Glennon were on target for the Mariners, in response to a wonder goal from Odin Bailey and Jack Aitchison' strike.

It took a little while for both sides to settle, but Vernam burst into life with his second goal in as many games, taking full advantage of a poor clearance to fire past Conrad Logan.

With the half-time break drawing closer, Bailey picked it up 30 yards out and produced a sensational strike to level the scores.

And five minutes after the restart, the away side got themselves in front when Aitchison arrived late in the box and placed the ball beneath James McKeown.

Grimsby hit back instantly, though, with Burnley loanee Glennon adding the finishing touch for his first professional goal.

From that moment on, the chances dried up and both sides had to settle for a share of the spoils at Blundell Park.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2HendrieBooked at 90mins
  • 5Öhman
  • 25Pollock
  • 33Driscoll-Glennon
  • 15CliftonBooked at 35minsSubstituted forTilleyat 55'minutes
  • 20Benson
  • 10WhitehouseSubstituted forWrightat 83'minutes
  • 16Clarke
  • 9HansonSubstituted forGreenat 83'minutes
  • 18Vernam

Substitutes

  • 6Waterfall
  • 7Green
  • 19Wright
  • 21Tilley
  • 22Hewitt
  • 23Russell
  • 26Buckley

Forest Green

  • 26Logan
  • 3Bernard
  • 6Rawson
  • 20KitchingBooked at 44mins
  • 19McGinley
  • 14Adams
  • 42Bailey
  • 18DawsonSubstituted forHallat 71'minutes
  • 7WinchesterBooked at 55mins
  • 29AitchisonSubstituted forStevensat 90'minutes
  • 28MarchSubstituted forCollinsat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mills
  • 9Stevens
  • 10Collins
  • 11Williams
  • 15Hall
  • 17Frear
  • 24Thomas
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
4,675

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

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

Foul by Odin Bailey (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town).

Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Odin Bailey (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Matt Stevens replaces Jack Aitchison.

Foul by James Tilley (Grimsby Town).

Jack Aitchison (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Aaron Collins replaces Josh March.

Attempt missed. Josh March (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Robert Hall.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Max Wright replaces Elliott Whitehouse.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Matt Green replaces James Hanson.

Attempt saved. Robert Hall (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Odin Bailey.

Attempt saved. Billy Clarke (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

James Tilley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt missed. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James Tilley.

Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carl Winchester.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Anthony Driscoll-Glennon.

Foul by James Hanson (Grimsby Town).

Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Josh Benson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Aitchison (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Jack Aitchison (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town).

Josh March (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Jack Aitchison (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Robert Hall replaces Kevin Dawson.

Foul by Billy Clarke (Grimsby Town).

Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Tilley (Grimsby Town).

Josh March (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town).

Jack Aitchison (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

James Tilley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathan McGinley (Forest Green Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon31185855352059
2Crewe30167755361955
3Plymouth29166748301854
4Exeter3015964032854
5Northampton30157845311452
6Colchester311213642281449
7Cheltenham291212544242048
8Bradford31121183631547
9Forest Green31129103733445
10Port Vale31111283938145
11Salford311010114141040
12Newport2810992725239
13Crawley31912104444039
14Oldham31812113444-1036
15Walsall31106153043-1336
16Cambridge3198143343-1035
17Grimsby29810113236-434
18Leyton Orient31810133948-934
19Scunthorpe3189144048-833
20Carlisle3089133248-1633
21Mansfield31710144350-731
22Macclesfield30713102833-528
23Morecambe3168172853-2526
24Stevenage31313152139-1822
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