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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 Crewe Alexandra 15 +9 30
2 Cheltenham Town 14 +14 28
3 Forest Green Rovers 15 +9 28
4 Bradford City 15 +7 27
5 Newport County 14 +7 27
6 Exeter City 15 +1 26
7 Swindon Town 15 +3 24
8 Plymouth Argyle 15 +8 23
9 Northampton Town 15 +2 21
10 Port Vale 15 -1 21
11 Cambridge United 15 +6 20
12 Colchester United 15 +3 20
13 Crawley Town 15 0 20
14 Macclesfield Town 15 -2 20
15 Salford City 15 -5 20
16 Grimsby Town 15 0 19
17 Leyton Orient 15 -3 19
18 Mansfield Town 15 +1 17
19 Walsall 15 -11 15
20 Oldham Athletic 15 -8 14
21 Carlisle United 15 -12 14
22 Scunthorpe United 15 -4 13
23 Morecambe 15 -14 10
24 Stevenage 15 -10 9