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Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Grimsby Town

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.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Crellin
  • 21Brockbank
  • 5Almeida SantosBooked at 90mins
  • 6Delaney
  • 12HickmanSubstituted forBaptisteat 66'minutes
  • 18TutteSubstituted forComleyat 76'minutes
  • 10SarcevicBooked at 70mins
  • 15MascollSubstituted forGordonat 76'minutes
  • 11Crawford
  • 9Doyle
  • 7Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 3Gordon
  • 8Comley
  • 16Greenidge
  • 17Darcy
  • 24Gnahoua
  • 27Baptiste
  • 44Riley

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 15Clifton
  • 2Hendrie
  • 6Waterfall
  • 25Pollock
  • 3Preston
  • 26Taylor
  • 4Rose
  • 10WilliamsSubstituted forEdwardsat 64'minutes
  • 8WindsorSubstituted forScannellat 76'minutes
  • 7GreenBooked at 52minsSubstituted forGibsonat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Scannell
  • 12Gibson
  • 13Battersby
  • 18Mohsni
  • 20Edwards
  • 21Tilley
  • 32Idehen
Referee:
Samuel Barrott

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home0
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Grimsby Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Grimsby Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

  4. Post update

    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.

  5. Booking

    Ricardo Santos (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ricardo Santos (Bolton Wanderers).

  7. Post update

    Owura Edwards (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Liam Gordon (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Owura Edwards (Grimsby Town).

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Montel Gibson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Owura Edwards.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Terry Taylor (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Owura Edwards.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Owura Edwards (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Montel Gibson.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Terry Taylor (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Owura Edwards.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Brandon Comley (Bolton Wanderers).

  15. Post update

    Montel Gibson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Danny Rose tries a through ball, but Montel Gibson is caught offside.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Sean Scannell replaces Owen Windsor.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Liam Gordon replaces Jamie Mascoll.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Brandon Comley replaces Andrew Tutte.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Andrew Tutte.