Grimsby snatched a late equalizer to pick up their first point back in the English Football League with a 1-1 draw against Northampton at Blundell Park.
Northampton winger Sam Hoskins opened the scoring with his third goal in two games and it looked as though that 74th-minute strike would spoil the homecoming party.
However, less than a minute after coming off the bench, substitute Jordan Maguire-Drew turned home to earn Grimsby a share of the spoils.
Chances were few and far between in the first half, with Mitch Pinnock closest to breaking the deadlock with a right-footed drive.
At the other end, Grimsby were mainly restricted to half-chances as Gavan Holohan set his sights from distance, twice, and Luke Waterfall prodded wide.
Brendan Kiernan tested Northampton goalkeeper Lee Burge with a dipping volley in the second half, before team-mate Kieran Green passed up a golden-headed chance.
Grimsby might have been made to rue that when Hoskins fired into the bottom corner, but Maguire-Drew came off the bench to have the final say.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 4GreenSubstituted forWornethat 75′minutes
- 15CliftonSubstituted forMaguire-Drewthat 87′minutes
- 11PinnockSubstituted forLeonardthat 84′minutes
- 9AppéréSubstituted forBowiethat 45′minutes
- 10HyltonSubstituted forHaynesthat 67′minutesBooked at 90mins
- Thomas Parsons
Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Northampton Town 1.
Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Northampton Town 1.
Attempt blocked. Stephen Wearne (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Jordan Maguire-Drew (Grimsby Town) header from the center of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Driscoll-Glennon with a cross.
Hand ball by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).
Attempt blocked. Gavan Holohan (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Smith with a headed pass.
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.
Attempt saved. Stephen Wearne (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top center of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Taylor.
Attempt missed. Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town) header from the center of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Driscoll-Glennon following a set piece situation.
Ryan Haynes (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Michee Efete (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ryan Haynes (Northampton Town).
Stephen Wearne (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jack Sowerby (Northampton Town).
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Max Crocombe.
Attempt saved. Kieron Bowie (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Haynes with a cross.
Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Northampton Town 1. Jordan Maguire-Drew (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the center of the box to the high center of the goal.
Attempt saved. Stephen Wearne (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the center of the goal. Assisted by Brendan Kiernan.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jordan Maguire-Drew replaces Harry Clifton.
Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.