Section: Telford

Conference: Telford 1-1 Grimsby

Conference promotion hopefuls Grimsby only managed a point away at bottom-of-the-table Telford.

The Mariners, who are second after the draw, dominated but it was Telford who took a surprise lead through Andy Parry’s 35th-minute strike.

Grimsby managed to regroup after the break and levelled the score when Jack Mackreth headed in from close range.

Paul Hurst’s men pushed for a winner but they found Telford goalkeeper Freddy Hall in impressive form.

Telford manager Liam Watson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

“The first 20 minutes they did cause us a lot of problems – and we did ride our luck with Freddy pulling off some great saves – but they are without doubt one of the most lively sides we have seen here this season.

“Grimsby are right up there, and they are going to make chances which are hard for us to deal with, but there wasn’t a lot between us in the second half and we came out and did the job and put on a good performance.

“The disappointing thing when looking back today is the work rate we have put in and to not get a result, especially when you jump back seven days when the wheels fell off last weekend.”

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

“I feel like it’s a day that we’ve let Telford off the hook a little bit. We go a goal behind and get the equaliser in the second half, after that I didn’t think we played quite well enough to create the chances.

“It got a bit scrappy but over the course of the game we should have been probably 3-0 up before they got the goal.

“You just wonder if it’s going to be one of those days although it’s important that you get something from the game which we have. But there’s no getting away from it that we should have got all three.”

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Conference: Telford 1-1 Grimsby

Conference promotion hopefuls Grimsby Town only managed a point away at bottom-of-the-table AFC Telford.

The Mariners, who are second after the draw, dominated but it was Telford who took a surprise lead through Andy Parry’s 35th-minute strike.

Grimsby managed to regroup after the break and levelled the score when Jack Mackreth headed in from close range.

Paul Hurst’s men pushed for a winner but they found Telford goalkeeper Freddy Hall in impressive form.

AFC Telford United manager Liam Watson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

“The first 20 minutes they did cause us a lot of problems – and we did ride our luck with Freddy pulling off some great saves – but they are without doubt one of the most lively sides we have seen here this season.

“Grimsby are right up there, and they are going to make chances which are hard for us to deal with, but there wasn’t a lot between us in the second half and we came out and did the job and put on a good performance.

“The disappointing thing when looking back today is the work rate we have put in and to not get a result, especially when you jump back seven days when the wheels fell off last weekend.”

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

“I feel like it’s a day that we’ve let Telford off the hook a little bit. We go a goal behind and get the equaliser in the second half, after that I didn’t think we played quite well enough to create the chances.

“It got a bit scrappy but over the course of the game we should have been probably 3-0 up before they got the goal.

“You just wonder if it’s going to be one of those days although it’s important that you get something from the game which we have. But there’s no getting away from it that we should have got all three.”

Read more at BBC Sport