Ian Evatt’s side produced their first clean sheet since March but failed to register a single shot on target in what proved a frustrating afternoon.
BILLY CRELLIN… 6.
Had a brief flurry of action about 15 minutes in but other than being a link in Wanderers’ metronomic passing chain, he did not have a tough afternoon.
Calm and composed at the back, working effectively with Hickman until the second-half substitutions. Not the answer as a right wing-back.
Another step in the right direction for the big man, who was literally head and shoulders above his team-mates.
Defended what he needed to defend and won’t have many easier days. Nearly got on the end of a Crawford corner.
Always available on the right flank in the first half, putting in a string of decent crosses. His substitution was a puzzler but may have run his race.
Had a little purple patch before half time but Wanderers needed a spark from the skipper in the second half that never really arrived.
Broke up everything early on and typically looked forward in possession. Different story after the interval when it became far too static.
Got into some decent positions as Hickman continued his bombardment from the right. Looked leggy later in the game and was replaced by Gordon.
Should be bossing a game like this. Went as close as anyone to scoring from set pieces but his link-up play dried up significantly as the match wore on.
Not much came off for Delfouneso, who seemed to drop deeper and deeper the longer Wanderes’ torture went on.
Only 29 touches in the game and, unusually, looked unwilling to shoot when he did get the ball in the penalty box. Strangled by the deep-lying defence.
Subs: Baptiste 66 (for Hickman), Gordon 77 (for Mascol), Comley 77 (for Tutte).
Not used: Greenidge, Darcy, Gnahoua, Riley.
Grimsby Town (5-3-2): McKeown; Clifton, Hendrie, Waterfall, Pollock, Preston; Taylor, Rose, Williams; Windsor, Green.
Subs: Edwards 64 (for Williams), Gibson 64 (for Green), Scannell 76 (for Windsor).
Not used: Scannell, Gibson, Battersby, Mohsni, Edwards, Tilley, Idehen.
Referee: Samuel Barrott 5/10.
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