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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • James Berrett (90'+1')
  • David Worrall (10')

Michael Jolley starts life at Grimsby with a draw after late James Berrett goal

A last-gasp goal from James Berrett rescued a point for Grimsby as they drew 1-1 with fellow strugglers Port Vale in Michael Jolley's first game in charge.
David Worrall had opened the scoring for Vale inside 10 minutes, and the Mariners had to wait until the death to get back on level terms.
James McKeown also saved a Michael Tonge penalty shortly after the hour.
New boss Jolley, who has succeeded Russell Slade, made five changes while the Valiants were missing top-scorer Tom Pope.
Once the action began, the hosts looked to get on the front foot, and they forged a first chance when Siriki Dembele struck over on the half-turn.
However, soon after at the other end, the visitors dealt a hammer blow.
A cross from the left was not dealt with by Town - and Worrall was on hand at the far post to take a touch and drill into the bottom corner.
Grimsby had chances in the second half, but they left it late as Berrett popped up in the Vale box to equalise with a cool finish.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 21 +20 44
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 +19 43
3 Colchester United 22 +11 38
4 Bury 22 +17 36
5 Mansfield Town 20 +15 35
6 Newport County 21 -2 35
7 Exeter City 22 +7 34
8 Tranmere Rovers 22 +5 34
9 Forest Green Rovers 21 +9 33
10 Oldham Athletic 22 +9 32
11 Stevenage 22 0 32
12 Carlisle United 22 +2 30
13 Swindon Town 22 -5 30
14 Northampton Town 22 -2 27
15 Port Vale 22 -3 27
16 Crawley Town 21 -6 26
17 Crewe Alexandra 22 -6 25
18 Grimsby Town 22 -8 25
19 Yeovil Town 20 0 22
20 Morecambe 22 -15 22
21 Cheltenham Town 21 -11 21
22 Cambridge United 22 -16 20
23 Notts County 22 -20 19
24 Macclesfield Town 22 -20 16