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Mansfield Town 1-0 Luton Town

Rakish Bingham
Rakish Bingham scored his sixth goal of the season for Mansfield on Tuesday

Luton Town missed the chance to go third in the League Two table as a first-half Rakish Bingham goal sealed all three points for Mansfield.

Bingham made a quick impact after he replaced the injured Reggie Lambe as he slotted home Jack Thomas' superb cross.

Jake Howells missed the chance to level for Luton on the stroke of half time when his headed effort went just wide.

After the break, Mark Cullen came close to salvaging a point for the visitors but he poked the ball wide of the post.

The result means Mansfield are now five points clear of relegation danger and are up to 18th in the standings.

Luton, meanwhile, remain a point behind the automatic promotion places.

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It was obviously a tough game, but we prepared right and we knew what we were up against.

"We had to get the lads re-energised after Saturday but all credit goes to the boys and I can't praise them enough. They're the ones running through brick walls at the moment.

"We were exhausted out there and again it was at 70 minutes that we need the fans and they were tremendous. They pulled us over the line and they pulled me over the line."

Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was a disappointing result, I thought we were a bit slow first half, second half we were on it.

"We had two or three opportunities I thought we could take, particularly Mark Cullen's chance - he's been on fire recently.

"The final finish, the final cross wasn't good enough."

Line-ups

Mansfield

Formation 3-5-2

  • 40Pidgeley
  • 2Sutton
  • 3Riley
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 17LambeSubstituted forBinghamat 19'minutes
  • 16HeslopSubstituted forRheadat 88'minutes
  • 15Ravenhill
  • 20ThomasBooked at 90mins
  • 24Brown
  • 25OliverSubstituted forClementsat 70'minutes
  • 26Elder

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Bingham
  • 12McGuire
  • 18Beevers
  • 28Clements
  • 29Kee

Luton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Tyler
  • 8DruryBooked at 90mins
  • 6Lacey
  • 2Franks
  • 4Smith
  • 22Harriman
  • 12Griffiths
  • 23RobinsonSubstituted forHallat 45'minutes
  • 11HowellsSubstituted forOduwaat 45'minutes
  • 13Cullen
  • 25StockleySubstituted forGuttridgeat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Parry
  • 16Justham
  • 18Lafayette
  • 20Whalley
  • 21Guttridge
  • 27Hall
  • 31Oduwa
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
2,998

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home5
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Luton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Luton Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town).

  4. Post update

    Andy Drury (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

  6. Booking

    Andy Drury (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Junior Brown (Mansfield Town).

  8. Post update

    Andy Drury (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matthew Rhead replaces Simon Heslop.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Junior Brown (Mansfield Town).

  11. Post update

    Alex Lacey (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Nathan Oduwa.

  13. Post update

    Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Junior Brown (Mansfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Junior Brown (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Guttridge replaces Jayden Stockley.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Chris Clements replaces Vadaine Oliver.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 17th February 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury31187645202561
2Burton31187643271661
3Wycombe311511542251756
4Luton311510637241355
5Southend3115973426854
6Newport3114893937250
7Plymouth311471037221549
8Bury31147104235749
9Stevenage31136124239345
10Exeter321110114245-343
11Northampton31125144842641
12Morecambe31118123332141
13Wimbledon30118114040041
14Accrington30123153950-1139
15Cambridge30107134438637
16Portsmouth30910113033-337
17Dag & Red31107143541-637
18Mansfield3198142638-1235
19Oxford Utd31810133340-734
20Carlisle31103183853-1533
21York31614113137-632
22Tranmere30710133037-731
23Cheltenham3179152747-2030
24Hartlepool3166192453-2924
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