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Lincoln City 0-0 Luton Town

Lincoln City held leaders Luton to end the Hatters' run of seven consecutive wins in the Conference Premier.

Andre Gray went close for the visitors before the break when he miss-hit a shot with the goal in sight.

Conner Robinson then chipped over for the Imps after the break before Gray saw a close-range attempt saved by keeper Paul Farman.

With second-placed Cambridge not playing this weekend, Luton are now five points clear of the U's.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

"We put some good performances in, worked extremely hard and created some chances as well. Both sides had a go and we were well worth a point.

"One goal was probably going to win it and as with all good teams, they got a few corners at the end and you think, 'this is where they get the points'. But we defended as a team magnificently and the new lads gave us extra impetus.

"We know we need wins but it's not for the want of trying. The only luck we've had this season is bad luck so if it turns a little, we might just go on a bit of a run which I'm hoping for."

Luton boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: Luton boss Still

"Fantastic work rate, absolutely first class. It got a bit difficult for everybody at the end, as the pitch became more and more difficult, but the spirit and enthusiasm just drives you through.

"I look at the festive period of five games, and to have taken 13 out of 15 points, is just fantastic.

"Now we can take a breath and decide what we want to do. I'll have a chat, probably tomorrow, with the club physio and see how we are with people coming back; the situation with Luke Gutteridge, and that will determine where we go.

"Unbelievable support [from the Luton fans]. When we need a little bit of help, they're giving us a little bit of help; they're part of our team."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 27FosterBooked at 18mins
  • 2Miller
  • 23Brown
  • 3Newton
  • 4Jordan
  • 19NolanSubstituted forGrayat 90+1'minutes
  • 6Fofana
  • 28AustinSubstituted forWrightat 73'minutes
  • 16Robinson
  • 18Sam-Yorke

Substitutes

  • 31Preece
  • 10Wright
  • 7Fairhurst
  • 15Gray
  • 9Rowe

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 5McNulty
  • 11Howells
  • 12GriffithsBooked at 50mins
  • 19Davis
  • 25HenryBooked at 82mins
  • 23Robinson
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forFerdinandat 50'minutesBooked at 53mins
  • 7Lawless
  • 26Benson
  • 27Gray

Substitutes

  • 24Mawson
  • 13Cullen
  • 16Justham
  • 10Wall
  • 29Ferdinand
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
2,928

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Luton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Luton Town 0.
Corner, Luton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Dan Gray replaces Jon Nolan.
Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.
Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Luton Town.

Booking

Ron Henry (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ron Henry (Luton Town).
Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City).
Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Kane Ferdinand (Luton Town).
Mamadou Fofana (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Nick Wright replaces Mitchell Austin.
Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).
Luke Foster (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt missed. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Kane Ferdinand (Luton Town).
Mamadou Fofana (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).
Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Kane Ferdinand (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Kane Ferdinand (Luton Town).
Sean Newton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the box is saved.

Booking

Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Kane Ferdinand replaces Luke Guttridge because of an injury.
Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).
Mitchell Austin (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Second Half

Second Half begins Lincoln City 0, Luton Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Luton Town 0.
Foul by Joe Davis (Luton Town).
Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Paul Benson (Luton Town) header from the right side of the box is saved.
Attempt blocked. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Paul Benson (Luton Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).
Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Mamadou Fofana (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Sean Newton.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Attempt missed. Paul Benson (Luton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Guttridge.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt missed. Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Paul Benson (Luton Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Guttridge.
Corner, Luton Town.
Hand ball by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).
Attempt saved. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt saved. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton2716923457
2Cambridge2415722752
3Alfreton2816111149
4Grimsby2413561444
5Halifax2812610942
6Barnet271197942
7Kidderminster251339442
8Gateshead261259841
9Nuneaton261187241
10Salisbury241248540
11Braintree241158938
12Macclesfield251159538
13Wrexham2610511435
14Welling24978234
15Forest Green2410311633
16Hereford258710-231
17Woking248511-629
18Lincoln City267811-929
19Southport257513-1626
20Aldershot2510510425
21Tamworth246612-1824
22Chester2541011-1522
23Dartford265318-2618
24Hyde United260323-513
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