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Grimsby Town 0-1 Luton Town

Ten-man Luton Town continued their march towards League Two promotion with victory over Grimsby Town.

James Collins grabbed the only goal of the game, within five minutes of the restart, after team-mate Jordan Cook was dismissed.

Cook picked up two yellow cards during the first half at Blundell Park as Grimsby enjoyed the better chances.

Luke Summerfield rattled the crossbar early on while Jamille Matt also dragged an effort wide from the edge of the box.

Summerfield also went close as the half-time whistle drew closer, but not before Cook had been given his marching orders.

Collins grabbed the opener four minutes after the restart, and it was enough to settle the contest on a cold afternoon in Cleethorpes.

He prodded home from close range after Grimsby stopper Ben Killip had tipped Luke Berry's curling free-kick against the bar.

Leeds loanee Mallik Wilks was summoned from the bench for his debut but, while the home side pushed and probed for a way back, the runaway leaders underlined their title credentials.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 30Killip
  • 2DaviesBooked at 41minsSubstituted forMillsat 45'minutes
  • 5Clarke
  • 14Osborne
  • 6Collins
  • 3DixonSubstituted forWilksat 77'minutes
  • 8RoseSubstituted forDembeleat 61'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 7Berrett
  • 19Summerfield
  • 34Vernam
  • 29Matt

Substitutes

  • 12Mills
  • 18Wilks
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 21Vernon
  • 25Woolford
  • 27Dembele
  • 35Warrington

Luton

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 5Mullins
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 16Rea
  • 10CookBooked at 33mins
  • 18Berry
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forD'Athat 75'minutes
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forJustinat 82'minutes
  • 14CornickSubstituted forLeeat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 8Lee
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 24D'Ath
  • 36Shea
  • 38Lee
  • 39Famewo
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,159

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home20
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Zak Mills (Grimsby Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Elliot Lee replaces Harry Cornick.

Foul by Karleigh Osborne (Grimsby Town).

Lawson D'Ath (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by James Berrett.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. James Justin replaces James Collins.

Booking

Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Mallik Wilks replaces Paul Dixon.

Karleigh Osborne (Grimsby Town) hits the bar with a header from the left side of the six yard box.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Dan Potts.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Lawson D'Ath replaces Andrew Shinnie.

Foul by Zak Mills (Grimsby Town).

Dan Potts (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Luton Town).

Foul by Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town).

Marek Stech (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town).

James Collins (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Siriki Dembele replaces Mitch Rose.

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

Attempt blocked. Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

Foul by Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town).

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

Attempt blocked. Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Glen Rea.

Attempt blocked. Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Luke Berry.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Luton Town 1. James Collins (Luton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Luke Berry (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton29186564273760
2Notts County29149648321651
3Mansfield291311543321150
4Wycombe28147752381449
5Accrington28154948341449
6Exeter2715393833548
7Coventry28145931201147
8Swindon28152114440447
9Newport29121074033746
10Lincoln City28129738271145
11Colchester30111094037343
12Crawley30126123235-342
13Carlisle29118103937241
14Stevenage29108113840-238
15Cambridge28108102736-938
16Cheltenham3098134045-535
17Grimsby3098132840-1235
18Port Vale3096153441-733
19Morecambe3079142941-1230
20Crewe2992183449-1529
21Yeovil2877143850-1228
22Chesterfield3076173053-2327
23Forest Green2975173151-2026
24Barnet2957172843-1522
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