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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 Swindon Town 28 +18 53
2 Exeter City 27 +11 53
3 Crewe Alexandra 27 +16 48
4 Plymouth Argyle 26 +16 47
5 Bradford City 28 +11 46
6 Northampton Town 28 +10 46
7 Colchester United 28 +13 45
8 Cheltenham Town 27 +19 44
9 Forest Green Rovers 28 +8 44
10 Port Vale 28 +2 41
11 Newport County 25 +3 36
12 Walsall 28 -9 36
13 Salford City 28 -4 35
14 Scunthorpe United 28 -3 32
15 Crawley Town 28 -3 32
16 Cambridge United 28 -7 31
17 Grimsby Town 26 -5 30
18 Oldham Athletic 28 -15 29
19 Leyton Orient 28 -11 28
20 Mansfield Town 28 -8 27
21 Carlisle United 27 -20 26
22 Macclesfield Town 27 -4 25
23 Stevenage 28 -12 22
24 Morecambe 28 -26 22