Luton were forced to settle for a point against Grimsby after dominating a goalless Conference Premier encounter.

In their first match under the sole charge of Paul Hurst, the Mariners withstood long spells of pressure from the home side throughout.

Steve McNulty, Paul Benson, Jake Howells and Luke Guttridge all missed presentable chances for the Hatters.

Alex Rodman provided Grimsby's best moments in attack, coming close with a 30-yard free-kick and a header.

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Luton boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Post-match: Luton boss Still

"I'm really pleased with how we played. I think we've got our way of playing now, which the players have got on to.

"The only thing we're disappointed with is that we haven't scored the goal that wins the game. We have people that can score, I know that we do.

"Overall, I'm delighted with how we've played."

Grimsby manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

Post-match: Grimsby Town boss Hurst

"It's a good result for us. After last Saturday and obviously events leading up to the game, I wasn't entirely sure what we was going to get but I said to the players there that if they keep giving me commitment and performances like that then we'll be ok because today was a day to learn about the players.

"They committed to the cause, it was a good effort because Luton looked like they were starting to get in their stride a little and we had to with stand some pressure.

"We just couldn't get that cutting edge to take all three points but I thought we were worthy of the point."

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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Luton 0-0 Grimsby FT
(HT 0-0)

      Luton

      • 01 Tyler
      • 05 McNulty
      • 11 Howells
      • 12 Griffiths
      • 14 Parry
      • 25 Henry
      • 30 Lacey (Stevenson 46)
      • 04 Smith
      • 21 Guttridge (Wall 84)
      • 26 Benson
      • 27 Gray (Whalley 71)

      Substitutes

      • 16 Justham,
      • 22 Whalley,
      • 28 Stevenson,
      • 10 Wall,
      • 13 Cullen

      Grimsby

      • 13 McKeown
      • 05 Pearson yellow card
      • 06 Doig
      • 15 Bignot
      • 16 Goodall
      • 04 Kerr
      • 07 Colbeck yellow card (Cook 87)
      • 08 Disley (Thanoj 88)
      • 23 Rodman (Neilson 80)
      • 26 McLaughlin
      • 14 John-Lewis

      Substitutes

      • 12 McDonald,
      • 11 Neilson,
      • 18 Thanoj,
      • 09 Cook,
      • 17 Hannah
      Ref: Peter BanksAtt: 6,131
      LUTON
      GRIMSBY

      Possession

      • Luton 47%
      • Grimsby 53%

      Attempts on target

      • Luton 5
      • Grimsby 0

      Attempts off target

      • Luton 12
      • Grimsby 3

      Corners

      • Luton 5
      • Grimsby 3

      Fouls

      • Luton 15
      • Grimsby 8
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+3:04 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
      • 90:00+2:16 Steve McNulty fouled by Andy Cook, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.
      • 90:00+1:31 Paul Bignot challenges Alex Wall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Howells takes the free kick.
      • 89:21 Foul by Jake Howells on Paul Bignot, free kick awarded. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.
      • 87:03 Substitution Andi Thanoj comes on in place of Craig Disley.
      • 86:17 Substitution Andy Cook joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Colbeck.
      • 84:02 Alex Wall takes a shot. James McKeown catches the ball.
      • 83:30 Substitution Luke Guttridge goes off and Alex Wall comes on.
      • 82:28 Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line.
      • 79:48 The ball is delivered by Joe Colbeck.
      • 78:46 Substitution (Grimsby) makes a substitution, with Scott Neilson coming on for Alex Rodman.
      • 78:46 Jake Howells takes a shot and went wide left of the target.
      • 77:21 Shaun Whalley produces a cross. James McKeown catches the ball.
      • 76:02 Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin. Jake Howells manages to make a clearance.
      • 75:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Kerr by Luke Guttridge. Chris Doig restarts play with the free kick.
      • 74:14 Centre by Alan Goodall. Scott Griffiths makes a clearance.
      • 73:07 Jim Stevenson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
      • 71:17 Ronnie Henry crosses the ball dead.
      • 70:23 Substitution Shaun Whalley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andre Gray.
      • 69:16 Luke Guttridge takes a shot.
      • 67:06 Unfair challenge on Joe Colbeck by Luke Guttridge results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.
      • 66:12 Corner from the left by-line taken by Luke Guttridge.
      • 63:51 The ball is crossed by Scott Kerr. Blocked by Steve McNulty. Paul Bignot concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Griffiths. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.
      • 63:02 Foul by Jonathan Smith on Patrick McLaughlin, free kick awarded. Alan Goodall restarts play with the free kick.
      • 61:14 Foul by Luke Guttridge on Scott Kerr, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James McKeown.
      • 57:42 Unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis by Andy Parry results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Bignot.
      • 56:43 Craig Disley challenges Jim Stevenson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.
      • 56:19 Paul Benson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Disley. Free kick taken by James McKeown.
      • 55:54 A cross is delivered by Ronnie Henry. Chris Doig manages to make a clearance.
      • 55:28 Ronnie Henry sends in a cross. Chris Doig manages to make a clearance.
      • 54:42 Jonathan Smith challenges Scott Kerr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Goodall.
      • 53:50 Booking
      • 53:36 Shot by Jim Stevenson missed to the right of the target. Shaun Pearson goes into the book.
      • 51:38 Header by Alex Rodman goes to the left of the goal.
      • 51:25 The ball is swung over by Paul Bignot.
      • 49:55 Scott Griffiths crosses the ball. James McKeown safely holds on.
      • 49:20 Unfair challenge on Andre Gray by Alan Goodall results in a free kick. Steve McNulty restarts play with the free kick.
      • 46:15 Ronnie Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Rodman. Alan Goodall restarts play with the free kick.
      • 45:54 The ball is crossed by Alan Goodall. Steve McNulty manages to make a clearance.
      • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
      • 45:01 Substitution Jim Stevenson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Lacey.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+2:20 The referee blows for half time.
      • 45:00+1:47 Paul Benson takes a shot. James McKeown parries the effort to safety.
      • 45:00+0:40 The ball is delivered by Alex Rodman.
      • 41:39 Paul Bignot fouled by Jake Howells, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.
      • Correction - 40:46 Ronnie Henry sends in a cross. Header by Jake Howells goes to the left of the goal.
      • 40:46 The ball is crossed by Ronnie Henry. Header by Jake Howells goes to the left of the goal.
      • 39:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Pearson by Andre Gray. Free kick taken by James McKeown.
      • 38:27 Corner taken by Luke Guttridge from the left by-line. Paul Benson takes a shot. James McKeown safely holds on.
      • 38:07 Jake Howells takes a shot. James McKeown turns it away with a finger tip save.
      • 37:07 Shot by Craig Disley went wide of the left-hand post.
      • 35:44 The ball is delivered by Ronnie Henry. Header by Luke Guttridge misses left.
      • 35:03 The ball is swung over by Andy Parry. James McKeown safely holds on.
      • 32:47 Unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis by Alex Lacey results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Alex Rodman from the free kick and goes over the bar.
      • 32:14 Luke Guttridge takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
      • 29:42 Unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis by Jonathan Smith results in a free kick. Paul Bignot restarts play with the free kick.
      • 29:04 Luke Guttridge has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
      • 26:23 Lenell John-Lewis is caught offside. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.
      • 25:44 Luke Guttridge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Disley. Free kick taken by Craig Disley.
      • 23:20 Paul Benson takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.
      • 21:33 Jake Howells has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
      • 19:05 A cross is delivered by Ronnie Henry that goes out of play.
      • 17:30 Lenell John-Lewis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve McNulty. Steve McNulty restarts play with the free kick.
      • 16:26 Jonathan Smith takes a shot. James McKeown safely holds on.
      • 15:31 Andy Parry fouled by Patrick McLaughlin, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.
      • 14:51 The ball is sent over by Jake Howells.
      • 13:11 Corner taken by Jake Howells from the right by-line. Header at goal by Paul Benson to the left of the net.
      • 11:55 Booking
      • 11:52 Jake Howells fouled by Joe Colbeck, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Colbeck receives a yellow card. Free kick taken by Scott Griffiths.
      • 11:14 Corner from the left by-line taken by Patrick McLaughlin. Clearance made by Scott Griffiths.
      • 9:58 Centre by Ronnie Henry. James McKeown catches the ball.
      • 7:13 Corner from the right by-line taken by Jake Howells. Clearance by Chris Doig.
      • 7:00 Jonathan Smith sends in a cross. Shaun Pearson makes a clearance.
      • 6:36 The ball is delivered by Paul Bignot.
      • 5:07 The ball is delivered by Ronnie Henry.
      • 3:09 A cross is delivered by Andre Gray that goes out of play.
      • 2:01 Corner from the left by-line taken by Luke Guttridge. Header at goal by Steve McNulty misses to the right.
      • 0:44 Luke Guttridge challenges Craig Disley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Goodall restarts play with the free kick.
      • 0:00 The match begins.

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