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Mansfield Town 1-1 Luton Town

Danny Hylton's 26th goal of the season rescued a point for Luton in a tense draw at League Two play-off rivals Mansfield.

Alfie Potter's first goal for Mansfield gave them a half-time lead, only for Hylton to reply with a penalty for a result that leaves both clubs' hopes in the balance.

In a first half of few chances both sides had decent penalty appeals waved away then, on 22 minutes, Krystian Pearce saw his header cleared off the line by Hylton.

Mansfield were ahead a minute later as George Taft headed a Mal Benning cross back to Potter, whose first shot was blocked but he buried his follow-up from 12 yards.

However, after Benning had fired inches over for the home side, Luton were level from the spot within six minutes of the break.

Taft handled as Hylton tried to knock the ball past him and the referee this time had no hesitation, Hylton coolly lifting the ball home down the centre.

Hylton could have won the game but twice put good headed chances wide on 66 and 88 minutes.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 21KeanBooked at 52mins
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Pearce
  • 6Taft
  • 16WhiteSubstituted forMacDonaldat 60'minutes
  • 26Byrom
  • 28Whiteman
  • 8PotterSubstituted forHamiltonat 75'minutes
  • 3Benning
  • 7Coulthirst
  • 32RoseBooked at 44minsSubstituted forGreenat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Collins
  • 10Green
  • 12Jensen
  • 15Howkins
  • 17Arquin
  • 18MacDonald
  • 22Hamilton

Luton

  • 1Moore
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 44Sheehan
  • 16Rea
  • 36Justin
  • 19Lee
  • 17Ruddock
  • 24D'Ath
  • 3PottsSubstituted forO'Donnellat 84'minutes
  • 20VassellSubstituted forPalmerat 64'minutes
  • 9Hylton

Substitutes

  • 2O'Donnell
  • 4Smith
  • 7Gray
  • 14Marriott
  • 22Gambin
  • 28Palmer
  • 31King
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
4,632

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Luton Town 1.

George Taft (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Stuart Moore.

Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by George Taft.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Stephen O'Donnell replaces Dan Potts.

Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matt Green replaces Danny Rose.

Attempt blocked. George Taft (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Justin (Luton Town).

George Taft (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. CJ Hamilton replaces Alfie Potter.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Lawson D'Ath (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town).

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Isaac Vassell.

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town).

Dan Potts (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Joel Byrom (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alexander MacDonald replaces Hayden White.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster432510882483485
2Plymouth432571168442482
3Portsmouth432391170383278
4Luton431717961402168
5Stevenage43206176658866
6Exeter431981667511665
7Blackpool4316161163441964
8Carlisle431616116162-164
9Cambridge43189165547863
10Colchester431711156256662
11Accrington431614135551462
12Mansfield431614135147462
13Wycombe431711155451362
14Grimsby431610175357-458
15Notts County43158205172-2153
16Barnet431215165159-851
17Morecambe43149205066-1651
18Yeovil431116164657-1149
19Crewe431213185064-1449
20Crawley431310204864-1649
21Cheltenham431114184760-1347
22Hartlepool431013205271-1943
23Newport431012214770-2342
24Leyton Orient43106274578-3336
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