Question of the WeekShould the League 2 season be suspended?
Just In: FT: Port Vale 0 Grimsby 0
By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 12/11/2011 14:57
Manny Panther replaced Serge Makofo as Town started with an attacking 4-3-3 formation.
Town started brightly. Panther almost scored in the opening seconds of his debut but failed to make full contact with a dangerous cross and then L'Anson "scored" an early goal which was ruled out for a foul on the keeper.
Town continued to frustrate Port Vale for the opening 35 minutes, then allowed the home side more possession in the final stages of the half.
Dodds came close early in the second half but just missed the target.
McKeown then failed to hold a speculative shot and Dodds reacted first but blasted his shot wide.
Port Vale continued to dominate the game and Town had to defend in depth throughout much of the second half.
Port Vale continued to press forward and went desperately close to scoring in injury time.
Grimsby hung on to record a valuable draw and get a replay.
Port Vale: Tomlinson, Yates, McCombe, Collins, Taylor, Loft, Griffith, Roberts, Dodds, Pope, Rigg
Subs: Johnson, Morsy, Roe, Kozluk, Davis, Lloyd, Thorley
Grimsby: McKeown, Wood, Kempson, I'Anson, Townsend, Thanoj, Panther, Disley, Coulson, Hearn, Duffy
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