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Grimsby Town 1-1 Luton Town

James McKeown saved a stoppage-time penalty to earn Grimsby a point against Luton.

Chris Clements' opener was cancelled out by Isaac Vassell before, with the game into five added minutes, referee Mark Haywood pointed to the spot after Danny Collins handled in the box.

But after his dramatic return to the side following Dean Henderson's recall to Manchester United, Grimsby's long-serving keeper kept out Danny Hylton's spot-kick to preserve a share of the spoils.

After a tight, goalless first half, Luton re-started brightly, with Brandon Comley having to hack clear a low cross from on the line.

But just as the visitors were starting to step up a gear, Grimsby broke the deadlock when Ben Davies - after seeing an effort charged down - kept the move alive with a fine, hanging cross to the far post, where Clements powered his header home from close range.

However, the Hatters hit back when Pelly Ruddock nipped in at the corner and crossed into the area, where Vassell headed home despite McKeown's best efforts.

They looked to have sealed the victory when they were awarded their 95th-minute penalty, but McKeown was to prove Grimsby's saviour.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Davies
  • 5Pearson
  • 22CollinsBooked at 64mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 26Comley
  • 27YussufSubstituted forAsanteat 83'minutes
  • 28GunningBooked at 90mins
  • 29DysonSubstituted forVernonat 84'minutes
  • 31ClementsSubstituted forJonesat 83'minutes
  • 32Osborne

Substitutes

  • 8Disley
  • 10Vose
  • 12Mills
  • 20Boyce
  • 21Vernon
  • 33Asante
  • 35Jones

Luton

  • 1Moore
  • 36Justin
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 16Rea
  • 21SeniorBooked at 76mins
  • 17Ruddock
  • 22GambinSubstituted forPalmerat 58'minutes
  • 7GraySubstituted forSheehanat 57'minutes
  • 10Cook
  • 9HyltonBooked at 63mins
  • 20VassellBooked at 36minsSubstituted forMarriottat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2O'Donnell
  • 13Macey
  • 14Marriott
  • 19Lee
  • 24D'Ath
  • 28Palmer
  • 44Sheehan
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
5,114

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away10
Fouls
Home17
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

(Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Penalty conceded by Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Penalty saved! Danny Hylton (Luton Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Ben Davies (Grimsby Town).

Jack Senior (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Luton Town).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jack Marriott replaces Isaac Vassell.

Attempt saved. Jordan Cook (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Sam Jones (Grimsby Town).

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Vernon replaces Callum Dyson.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Akwasi Asante replaces Adi Yussuf.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Sam Jones replaces Chris Clements.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cook (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Adi Yussuf (Grimsby Town).

Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adi Yussuf (Grimsby Town).

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adi Yussuf (Grimsby Town).

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Luton Town 1. Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Pelly Ruddock.

Booking

Jack Senior (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Davies (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Senior (Luton Town).

Attempt saved. Callum Dyson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Luton Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jack Senior.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster29195559352462
2Plymouth28183745301557
3Carlisle291313351391252
4Exeter291531148291948
5Luton291210742281446
6Wycombe2813783732546
7Portsmouth28136940281245
8Mansfield29111083330343
9Colchester2811894235741
10Barnet29101183840-241
11Grimsby29117113634240
12Cambridge28116113632439
13Stevenage29123144447-339
14Blackpool27910839281137
15Yeovil2999113136-536
16Crawley27105123342-935
17Morecambe2695123344-1132
18Hartlepool29710123748-1131
19Accrington2778122635-929
20Cheltenham29611123242-1029
21Crewe29611122643-1729
22Notts County2975173053-2326
23Leyton Orient2874172943-1425
24Newport2858153347-1423
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