Conlon rescues point

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Barry Conlon grabbed a point for 10-man Grimsby with a goal in the fifth minute of injury time as they drew 2-2 with Accrington.

Gary King put Accrington ahead after just six minutes, with Adrian Forbes levelling for Grimsby after 12 minutes.

Oliver Lancashire was red-carded when he handled on the line, and Phil Edwards dispatched the 67th-minute penalty.

But Conlon nodded home to end a run of five consecutive defeats for Grimsby.

Stanley went ahead went King beat the offside trap and raced onto a through ball from Luke Joyce and fired past Nick Colgan.

But Grimsby were soon level. A Peter Sweeney free kick from the left was headed against the bar by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, and Forbes lashed home the rebound from close range.

Then a Michael Symes shot was handled on the line by Lancashire, who was dismissed, and Edwards hammered the penalty past Colgan.

With only seconds left, Bradley Wood hoisted in a free kick from the left, and substitute Conlon rose to head over Ian Dunbavin.

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Nick Colgan
Phil Edwards
Peter Sweeney
Bradley Wood
Bradley Wood
Gary King
Barry Conlon
Luke Joyce
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Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro
Ian Dunbavin
Michael Symes
Adrian Forbes
Oliver Lancashire

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