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Northampton’s winning run in League Two came to an end as they played out a dour goalless draw at Grimsby.

Strong winds around Blundell Park severely affected the game as a spectacle, with Luke Hendrie’s header back to goalkeeper James McKeown almost handing Northampton the lead as it drifted wide early on.

Jake Hessenthaler and Wes Thomas both went close with efforts from distance for the hosts as both sides struggled to get to grips with the conditions.

Things did not get any easier in the second half as the rain arrived, with Northampton’s Sam Hoskins heading a decent opportunity wide after David Buchanan got a cross away from the left.

Elliot Embleton then looked to make the most of the conditions for Grimsby as he tried his luck from 25 yards, but once again his effort drifted wide.

Sam Foley looked to catch McKeown off his line from halfway, but the Grimsby goalkeeper managed to stretch enough to prevent the ball looping over his head as the points were shared.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 24Davis
  • 5Öhman
  • 6Collins
  • 27Hendrie
  • 7HessenthalerBooked at 51mins
  • 16Woolford
  • 3Ring
  • 22EmbletonSubstituted forVernamat 77’minutes
  • 11Cook
  • 39ThomasSubstituted forDennisat 85’minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 8Dennis
  • 15Clifton
  • 18Vernam
  • 21Rose
  • 23Russell
  • 25Whitmore

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 4Goode
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 3BuchananBooked at 45mins
  • 18Turnbull
  • 8Foley
  • 7HoskinsBooked at 8mins
  • 21O’Toole
  • 11PowellSubstituted forSordellat 68’minutes
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forBridgeat 87’minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Powell
  • 15Bowditch
  • 19Bridge
  • 22Elsnik
  • 27Sordell
  • 30Coddington
  • 31Williams
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:3,890

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Northampton Town 0.

Attempt blocked. Jack Bridge (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Martyn Woolford.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jack Bridge replaces Andy Williams.

Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Kristian Dennis replaces Wes Thomas.

Foul by Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town).

John-Joe O’Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Sam Foley (Northampton Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by John-Joe O’Toole.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Charles Vernam replaces Elliot Embleton.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Marvin Sordell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Marvin Sordell replaces Daniel Powell.

Attempt missed. Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Delay in match Jordan Cook (Grimsby Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Hand ball by Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town).

Delay in match Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) because of an injury.

Booking

Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town).

Andy Williams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. John-Joe O’Toole (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town).

Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 0, Northampton Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Northampton Town 0.

Booking

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Sam Foley (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Wes Thomas.

Foul by Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town).

Sam Foley (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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