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All Square In Final Warm-Up Game

Ben Davies' late penalty earned the Mariners a share of the spoils against League One side Wigan Athletic this afternoon.

29 July 2017

Lee Blease
Tom gets brought down for a penalty

Grimsby Town 1-1 Wigan Athletic

Ben Davies' late penalty earned the Mariners a share of the spoils against League One side Wigan Athletic this afternoon.

The Mariners had trailed to Callum Lang's sixth minute goal. After a hopeful ball over the top found Gavin Masey, who looked offside, but with the official's flag staying down, the Latics winger squared the ball to Lang to tap home.

Siriki Dembele and Tom Bolarinwa had terrorised the Wigan defence all afternoon, but just minutes before the end, James McKeown's long clearance found Tom who ran at his man before being brought down in the box.

Up stepped Ben Davies to calmly place the ball just inside the keeper's left-hand post, giving Town a deserved share of the spoils.  

The only downside for the Mariners was seeing James Berrett leave the field in the first half after taking a knock in the face. Russell Slade has since confirmed that the midfielder needed a couple of stitches but is okay.  

Paul Dixon, wo signed for the Mariners ahead of the game, got a piece of the action afterhe replaced Zak Mills on 71 minutes.    

 TOWN: McKeown; Mills (Dixon 71), Clarke, Collins (K Osborne 71), Davies; Dembele (Bridge 57), M Rose (Sawyer 90), Berrett (Summerfield 30), Kelly (Bolarinwa 71); Jones (Wright 82), Vernon (Cardwell 57).

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