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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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Luton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Luton Town).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Stuart Moore.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by George Taft.

  9. Substitution

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matt Green replaces Danny Rose.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by James Justin (Luton Town).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. CJ Hamilton replaces Alfie Potter.

  20. Post update

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

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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