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Luton Town 2-0 Grimsby Town

Luton moved four points clear at the top of League Two with a victory that ended Grimsby's four-game unbeaten run.

Luke Berry curled in a wonderful 25-yard strike five minutes before the break with James Collins sealing the win just after the hour.

Luke Summerfield was not far away with a spectacular half volley from range for the Mariners in the 21st minute, while Dan Potts's header was punched over by visiting keeper James McKeown.

Collins went close, hooking over from James Justin's cross on the half hour, before Luton took the lead in stunning fashion when Berry fired past McKeown from distance in the 40th minute.

After the break, Danny Hylton was wide from just outside the box, while visiting striker Jamille Matt's shot cannoned against the outside of the post from a tight angle.

However, it was 2-0 in the 61st minute when Collins buried a header into the bottom corner from Alan Sheehan's free kick.

In the closing stages, Luton could have had a third. Olly Lee was denied by McKeown's shins, Harry Cornick toe-poked wide and Elliot Lee's shot drew a fine stop from the keeper.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Stech
  • 2Justin
  • 5Mullins
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 8Lee
  • 16Rea
  • 18Berry
  • 11ShinnieBooked at 38minsSubstituted forCornickat 72'minutes
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forD'Athat 90+1'minutes
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forLeeat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Cornick
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 22Gambin
  • 24D'Ath
  • 36Shea
  • 38Lee
  • 39Famewo

Grimsby

  • 1McKeownBooked at 57mins
  • 12Mills
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 19mins
  • 6Collins
  • 2Davies
  • 20JaiyesimiSubstituted forHooperat 66'minutes
  • 19Summerfield
  • 8Rose
  • 27DembeleSubstituted forWoolfordat 83'minutes
  • 10Jones
  • 29MattSubstituted forVernonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dixon
  • 7Berrett
  • 9Hooper
  • 14Osborne
  • 21Vernon
  • 25Woolford
  • 30Killip
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
9,102

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Grimsby Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Grimsby Town 0.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Lawson D'Ath replaces Danny Hylton.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by JJ Hooper.

Attempt missed. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Zak Mills.

Attempt missed. JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Martyn Woolford replaces Siriki Dembele.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Elliot Lee replaces James Collins.

Ben Davies (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Justin (Luton Town).

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

Foul by Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Vernon replaces Jamille Matt.

Johnny Mullins (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Harry Cornick (Luton Town).

Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Andrew Shinnie.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. JJ Hooper replaces Diallang Jaiyesimi.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Ben Davies (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Grimsby Town 0. James Collins (Luton Town) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Sheehan with a cross following a set piece situation.

Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Johnny Mullins (Luton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

James McKeown (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James McKeown (Grimsby Town).

James Justin (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town).

Attempt saved. Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton23146353193448
2Notts County23128339241544
3Exeter2312383229339
4Coventry2311572617938
5Wycombe2310764132937
6Lincoln City2310762819937
7Accrington2211473427737
8Colchester2310673327636
9Mansfield239953226636
10Swindon2211293528735
11Newport239863226635
12Grimsby239682528-333
13Carlisle238783332131
14Cheltenham238693131030
15Stevenage238693234-230
16Cambridge238692130-930
17Crawley2376102228-627
18Port Vale2374122433-925
19Yeovil2366113041-1124
20Crewe2372142438-1423
21Morecambe2357111929-1022
22Barnet2355132434-1020
23Chesterfield2355132644-1820
24Forest Green2355132343-2020
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