LiveFull-time: Grimsby Town 1 Hereford United 1

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9:37pm

Hereford: 4-4-2: Lloyd-Weston; Collins, Graham, McDonald, Bush; Leadbitter (Brown 24), James, Edge, Artus; Walker, Sharp (Smith 80). Subs not used: Purdie, Murphy, Williams.
Grimsby: 4-4-2: McKeown; Bignot, Thomas, Pearson, Boyce; Kerr, Thanoj, Disley (Neilson 63), Rodman; John-Lewis (Cook 81), Hannah (Jennings 73). Subs not used: Hatton, McLaughlin.
Ref: Martin Coy (Durham).
Attendance:
Goals: Hannah pen, 16 min, 1-0; McDonald, 22 min, 1-1.
Yellow cards: Hereford – McDonald, foul, 47 min; Bush, foul, 72 min; Grimsby – Boyce, foul, 89 min.

9:35pm

Fortunately for Hereford, Cook’s striking radar is off and another chance goes begging.

9:34pm

Hereford, though, win a corner deep into stoppage time.
Artus delivers the cross but the keeper makes the catch.

9:33pm

Grimsby continue to create chances as the game enters stoppage time and Cook nods a Neilson cross over from a good position.

9:29pm

Another long throw from Bush ends with Edge shooting high over in the 88th minute.

9:27pm

Hereford win a throw deep in Grimsby territory. Bush launches the ball in but Edge can’t get in the shot.

9:25pm

Grimsby continue to look the more dangerous but their finishing – this time from Andy Thanoj – is below par, fortunately for the Bulls.

9:21pm

Hereford win a free-kick in a good position but this time Artus’ free-kick is over-hit and an easy gather for the keeper.

9:18pm

Rodman goes on a dangerous run and shoots narrowly wide in the 76th minute as the Mariners start to up the pace.

9:17pm

Collins inadvertently concedes a corner on 74 minutes.
The ball is headed across goal by substitute Connor Jennings and goes wide.

9:10pm

A long throw from Bush causes a few butterflies in the Grimsby defence but the ball runs out of play for a goalkick.

9:08pm

The Mariners miss a good chance on 66 minutes when Scott Kerr seizes on a defensive error by Collins but blazes over from eight yards.

8:59pm

Grimsby are having the better of the attacking play at the moment and giving the Bulls defence plenty to think about.

8:53pm

Hereford get an early corner in the second half but it comes to nothing.

8:31pm

Grimsby pile on the pressure as the interval approaches but the Hereford defence holds out.

8:28pm

Brown gets in a dangerous cross for the Bulls but there’s no-one at the far post to take advantage.

8:26pm

Kerr sends in the cross which Lloyd-Weston gathers.

8:26pm

Collins has to put the ball behind again for another corner on 41 minutes.
Lloyd-Weston pushes the ball out for another flag-kick on the other side.

8:23pm

A dangerous cross by Thomas has to be put behind for a Grimsby corner.
The ball drifts wide from the flag-kick.

8:22pm

At the other end, Bush drives in a 30-yarder which deflects wide for a corner.
Artus swings in the corner but Grimsby get the ball away.

8:21pm

After a good Hereford spell, Grimsby are back on the attack but John-Lewis gets the ball wide.

8:18pm

Artus finds himself in a shooting position on 34 minutes but drives his effort wide from 25 yards.

8:14pm

Grimsby try to move forward again but the ball ends up in Lloyd-Weston’s arms.

8:08pm

Leadbitter has to leave the field with Jon Brown coming on to replace him.

8:06pm

Leadbitter has to receive treatment after being on the wrong end of a heavy challenge.
The free-kick is in a dangerous position and Artus delivers the cross for Rod McDonald to head in.

8:05pm

Leadbitter has to receive treatment after being on the wrong end of a heavy challenge.

8:01pm

A shot by Aswad Thomas is blocked by Dom Collins with the rebound falling to Lenell John-Lewis who forces the first save of the evening from Dan Lloyd-Weston.
On 15 minutes, it’s a penalty to the home side when John-Lewis is brought down by Collins.
Ross Hanna scores from the spot.

7:58pm

Luke Graham gets the ball away as Grimsby go on the attack.

7:56pm

The Bulls win the first corner through Leadbitter on 11 minutes.
Artus sends in the cross, it’s headed away for Edge to return the ball but there’s an offside deceision which ends the move.

7:53pm

Artus, who will be looking to make an impression on his return to Blundell Park where he spent two years, is caught offside as the Bulls press forward again.

7:50pm

Walker’s pace almost causes problems but McKeown is out quickly to block with his legs.

7:47pm

Hereford are on the attack early on but a Dom Collins cross is easily grabbed by keeper James McKeown.

7:20pm

HEREFORD announce an unchanged starting line-up for the long trip to Blundell Park.
From the squad which lined up at Braintree on Saturday, the only alteration comes on the bench where fit-again Cory Williams replaces youth-team goalkeeper Owen Evans.
Hereford: 4-4-2: Lloyd-Weston; Collins, Graham, McDonald, Bush; Leadbitter, James, Edge, Artus; Walker, Sharp. Subs not used: Purdie, Smith, Brown, Murphy, Williams.
Grimsby: 4-4-2: McKeown; Bignot, Thomas, Pearson, Boyce; Kerr, Thanoj, Disley, Rodman; John-Lewis, Hannah. Subs not used: Hatton, Cook, Neilson, McLaughlin, Jennings.

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