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Luton Town 4-2 Lincoln City

Luton again showcased their League Two title credentials with victory over Lincoln in a fiery game which saw both teams reduced to 10 men.

The Hatters had Alan Sheehan sent off in the fourth minute, the defender seeing red for an off-the-the-ball incident with Matt Rhead, and Michael Bostwick hammered the resulting free-kick under goalkeeper Marek Stech from 25 yards.

Town levelled in the 32nd minute when Danny Hylton teed up James Collins to slam home from close range, but Lincoln were quickly back in front as Matt Green volleyed in just two minutes later.

Lincoln were reduced to 10 men themselves after 36 minutes, Harry Anderson receiving a second yellow for a foul on Andrew Shinnie, and Town restored parity two minutes before half-time as James Justin took aim from 22 yards and rifled into the bottom corner.

Luton then took the lead for the first time with 17 minutes remaining when Luke Berry's cross was converted by a stooping Hylton.

Substitute Harry Cornick then sealed victory with seven minutes to go, cutting in from the left and firing past Josh Vickers to end fifth-placed Lincoln seven-match unbeaten run.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 5Mullins
  • 44SheehanBooked at 4mins
  • 2Justin
  • 8Lee
  • 16Rea
  • 18BerryBooked at 44mins
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forCornickat 71'minutes
  • 19Collins
  • 9Hylton

Substitutes

  • 10Cook
  • 14Cornick
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 22Gambin
  • 36Shea
  • 38Lee
  • 39Famewo

Lincoln City

  • 21Vickers
  • 2LongSubstituted forKnottat 80'minutes
  • 5Waterfall
  • 25Raggett
  • 3Habergham
  • 26AndersonBooked at 36mins
  • 30Woodyard
  • 16Bostwick
  • 4WhitehouseBooked at 15mins
  • 9RheadBooked at 7minsSubstituted forGinnellyat 45'minutes
  • 10GreenSubstituted forDickieat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 7Ginnelly
  • 8Palmer
  • 11Knott
  • 15Dickie
  • 28Arnold
  • 32Stewart
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
9,659

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 4, Lincoln City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 4, Lincoln City 2.

Luke Berry (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sean Raggett (Lincoln City).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Elliot Whitehouse.

Foul by Harry Cornick (Luton Town).

Sam Habergham (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

James Collins (Luton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Robert Dickie replaces Matt Green.

Luke Berry (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Billy Knott (Lincoln City).

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 4, Lincoln City 2. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Billy Knott replaces Sean Long.

Attempt saved. Luke Berry (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 3, Lincoln City 2. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Berry.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Andrew Shinnie.

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

Foul by Matt Green (Lincoln City).

Matt Green (Lincoln City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Hand ball by Josh Ginnelly (Lincoln City).

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Johnny Mullins (Luton Town).

Matt Green (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Berry (Luton Town).

Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Josh Ginnelly (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Matt Green (Lincoln City) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

Attempt missed. Sean Long (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Johnny Mullins (Luton Town).

Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton26166462253754
2Notts County26148444261850
3Coventry26135828181044
4Wycombe26127746351143
5Lincoln City26127735241143
6Mansfield26111053829943
7Exeter2513393532342
8Colchester2611873527841
9Swindon25132103834441
10Accrington2412483830840
11Newport2610973530539
12Cambridge2610792531-637
13Carlisle2697103737034
14Grimsby2697102634-834
15Stevenage2696113639-333
16Crawley2696112531-633
17Cheltenham2687113338-531
18Port Vale2694132934-531
19Crewe2692152941-1229
20Yeovil2676133647-1127
21Morecambe2567122436-1225
22Chesterfield2656152647-2121
23Barnet2655162639-1320
24Forest Green2555152547-2220
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