Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Grimsby Town 0.
Grimsby returned to action following a period of self-isolation to collect their first point of the season with a goalless League Two draw at Bolton.
Ian Holloway's Mariners had not played since 19 September and only resumed training on Friday after Jock Curran's positive coronavirus test.
Despite the three-game lay-off, Grimsby produced a spirited performance against opponents who are still to win at home under manager Ian Evatt.
Bolton, looking to build on their first victory of the campaign against Harrogate, had the better of the first half without testing goalkeeper James McKeown.
Ali Crawford fizzed two free-kicks wide of the target and a third effort was blocked by Luke Waterfall.
Instead of capitalising on their possession after half-time, Bolton failed to create any worthwhile chances.
And it was the visitors who threatened to beat the Trotters for the first time since 1982, with substitutes Montel Gibson, Owura Edwards and Terry Taylor all working openings for shots without troubling keeper Billy Crellin.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 5Almeida SantosBooked at 90mins
- 12HickmanSubstituted forBaptisteat 66'minutes
- 18TutteSubstituted forComleyat 76'minutes
- 10SarcevicBooked at 70mins
- 15MascollSubstituted forGordonat 76'minutes
- 10WilliamsSubstituted forEdwardsat 64'minutes
- 8WindsorSubstituted forScannellat 76'minutes
- 7GreenBooked at 52minsSubstituted forGibsonat 64'minutes
- Samuel Barrott
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Grimsby Town 0.
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.
Attempt missed. Montel Gibson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Owura Edwards with a cross.
Ricardo Santos (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ricardo Santos (Bolton Wanderers).
Owura Edwards (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Liam Gordon (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Owura Edwards (Grimsby Town).
Attempt blocked. Montel Gibson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Owura Edwards.
Attempt blocked. Terry Taylor (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Owura Edwards.
Attempt missed. Owura Edwards (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Montel Gibson.
Attempt missed. Terry Taylor (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Owura Edwards.
Foul by Brandon Comley (Bolton Wanderers).
Montel Gibson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Grimsby Town. Danny Rose tries a through ball, but Montel Gibson is caught offside.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Sean Scannell replaces Owen Windsor.
Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Liam Gordon replaces Jamie Mascoll.
Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Brandon Comley replaces Andrew Tutte.
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Andrew Tutte.