Luton remain in the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off places despite a draw with Grimsby.

The hosts started well and Keith Keane saw his 30-yard strike well saved by keeper James McKeown, before Andre Gray headed over when well placed to score.

He made amends in the second half when he crashed in a volley from close range to give the Hatters the lead.

But the visitors were not to be denied and they levelled when Kiernan Hughes-Mason slotted in from 12 yards.

VIEWS FROM DRESSING ROOM

Luton manager Gray Brabin told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought we dominated the game. I thought we definitely got a response. That was more like it.

Luton boss hails Gray debut display

"When we've gone that goal up, it was just rewards but at the moment we just don't seem to be getting that extra bit of luck that we need.

"Andre (Gray) was signed for exactly what he's done today. He'll work tirelessly, he's got a goal in him, he never gives up - and I thought he looked a threat all afternoon."

Grimsby Town joint-manager Rob Scott told BBC Radio Humberside:

Grimsby deserved point - Scott

"We came with a game-plan and started with a formation, which is a little bit different from normal, and we stuck our hands up after 15 minutes and said that it wasn't really working.

"We went to a more solid four-four-two and everybody knew their jobs.

"The attitude of the players was first class, they never know when they're beaten."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Luton

  • 01 Tyler Booked
  • 06 Pilkington
  • 15 Howells (Fleetwood - 90' )
  • 18 Osano
  • 34 Kovacs
  • 04 Keane
  • 07 Lawless Booked
  • 11 Willmott (Blackett - 80' )
  • 25 Poku
  • 10 Crow
  • 27 Gray

Substitutes

  • 12 Blackett
  • 17 Boucaud
  • 28 Watkins
  • 09 McAllister
  • 13 Fleetwood

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Silk
  • 15 Pearson
  • 22 Townsend
  • 32 Miller
  • 34 Wright
  • 08 Disley Booked
  • 19 Wood Booked (Hughes-Mason - 72' )
  • 07 Coulson
  • 12 Duffy (Elding - 62' )
  • 36 Winn (Soares - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 26 I'Anson
  • 21 Thanoj
  • 40 Soares
  • 33 Hughes-Mason
  • 39 Elding
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 6,419

Match Stats

Shots

11 5

On target

7 3

Corners

10 4

Fouls

16 20

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:43 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:55 Booking

Booking Craig Disley is cautioned by the ref for dissent.

90:00 +2:38

Conor Townsend shoots direct from the free kick, save by Mark Tyler.

90:00 +2:38 Booking

Booking Alex Lawless goes into the referee's book.

90:00 +2:34

Foul by Alex Lawless on Kiernan Hughes-Mason, free kick awarded.

90:00 +2:03

Inswinging corner taken by Keith Keane from the left by-line played to the near post.

90:00 +0:34

Conor Townsend concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Lawless. Keith Keane crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

90:00 +0:07

Unfair challenge on Janos Kovacs by Anthony Elding results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

89:36

A cross is delivered by Keith Keane.

89:04 Substitution

Substitution (Luton) makes a substitution, with Stuart Fleetwood coming on for Jake Howells.

88:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Wright on Godfrey Poku. Godfrey Poku takes the free kick.

87:51

Danny Crow challenges Shaun Pearson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

86:09

The assist for the goal came from Anthony Elding.

86:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Kiernan Hughes-Mason - Luton 1 - 1 Grimsby A goal is scored by Kiernan Hughes-Mason from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Luton 1-1 Grimsby.

84:27

Inswinging corner taken by Michael Coulson from the left by-line, save by Mark Tyler.

84:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andre Gray on Ian Miller. Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.

83:11

Jake Howells sends in a cross.

82:24

Anthony Elding takes a shot. Shane Blackett gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Michael Coulson, Godfrey Poku manages to make a clearance.

79:46 Substitution

Substitution Shane Blackett is brought on as a substitute for Robbie Willmott.

79:28

Shot by Kiernan Hughes-Mason from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

78:30

Danny Crow produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

78:14

Keith Keane crosses the ball, save by James McKeown.

76:50

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alex Lawless from the right by-line, Keith Keane takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

76:03

A cross is delivered by Conor Townsend.

75:33

The ball is delivered by Robbie Willmott, James McKeown makes a save.

74:35

Inswinging corner taken by Robbie Willmott from the left by-line, save made by James McKeown.

74:26

A cross is delivered by Alex Lawless, clearance made by Gary Silk.

73:54

Anthony Elding challenges Janos Kovacs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

73:02

The official flags Andre Gray offside. James McKeown takes the indirect free kick.

71:58 Substitution

Substitution Kiernan Hughes-Mason on for Bradley Wood.

70:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Silk on Robbie Willmott. Robbie Willmott delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Conor Townsend. Corner taken by Alex Lawless from the right by-line, save made by James McKeown.

69:37

The ball is sent over by Keith Keane, Ian Miller manages to make a clearance.

68:57

Ian Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Crow. Keith Keane takes the free kick.

68:02

Alex Lawless has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

67:20

Unfair challenge on Janos Kovacs by Anthony Elding results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

66:18 +0:18 Booking

Booking Bradley Wood goes into the referee's book.

66:18

Unfair challenge on Andre Gray by Bradley Wood results in a free kick. Jake Howells crosses the ball in from the free kick.

65:42

Michael Coulson takes the inswinging corner, George Pilkington manages to make a clearance.

65:15

Danny Crow is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

63:52

Bradley Wood has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

63:18

Godfrey Poku gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Elding. Direct free kick taken by Conor Townsend.

60:59

Direct free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

60:59 Substitution

Substitution Louie Soares on for Peter Winn.

60:59 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Elding is brought on as a substitute for Rob Duffy.

60:59

Shaun Pearson challenges Janos Kovacs unfairly and gives away a free kick.

60:34

Inswinging corner taken by Michael Coulson from the left by-line, save by Mark Tyler.

60:27

The ball is sent over by Peter Winn, clearance by Janos Kovacs.

59:08

Keith Keane provided the assist for the goal.

59:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Andre Gray - Luton 1 - 0 Grimsby Goal scored by Andre Gray from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Luton 1-0 Grimsby.

58:49

Corner taken right-footed by Robbie Willmott to the near post, James McKeown makes a save.

58:44

Jake Howells produces a cross, blocked by Bradley Wood.

57:58

Bradley Wood crosses the ball.

54:51

Keith Keane has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

53:53

Andre Gray concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Wright. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.

53:23

Unfair challenge on Janos Kovacs by Rob Duffy results in a free kick. Mark Tyler takes the direct free kick.

53:14

The ball is crossed by Michael Coulson, clearance made by Janos Kovacs.

52:48

Bradley Wood crosses the ball.

51:53

Alex Lawless takes a shot. Save made by James McKeown.

51:11

Andre Gray sends in a cross, clearance made by Gary Silk. Robbie Willmott takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Rob Duffy.

50:19

Unfair challenge on Andre Gray by Andrew Wright results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Janos Kovacs.

48:46

George Pilkington challenges Rob Duffy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary Silk from right wing, clearance by Godfrey Poku.

47:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Wright on Godfrey Poku. Godfrey Poku takes the direct free kick.

45:51

The ball is swung over by Peter Winn, Rob Duffy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Pilkington. Direct free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:31 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +2:07

Conor Townsend is penalised for a handball. Curtis Osano takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:31

Unfair challenge on Bradley Wood by Godfrey Poku results in a free kick. Gary Silk takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:53

Robbie Willmott delivers the ball, Alex Lawless takes a shot. Save made by James McKeown.

44:41

Conor Townsend gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Crow. Keith Keane restarts play with the free kick.

42:58

Jake Howells crosses the ball.

42:04

Peter Winn is ruled offside. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

40:52

Godfrey Poku delivers the ball.

40:40

Jake Howells delivers the ball, clearance by Craig Disley.

40:28

The ball is crossed by Jake Howells, Shaun Pearson manages to make a clearance.

39:01

A cross is delivered by Gary Silk.

37:13

Craig Disley fouled by Alex Lawless, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

35:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conor Townsend by Alex Lawless. Direct free kick taken by Michael Coulson.

34:41

Jake Howells crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Andre Gray goes over the bar.

34:26

Alex Lawless delivers the ball.

33:46

Gary Silk delivers the ball.

32:51

Centre by Peter Winn, save made by Mark Tyler.

32:16

Conor Townsend delivers the ball, clearance made by Keith Keane.

31:25

The referee blows for offside against Michael Coulson. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

30:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Crow on Andrew Wright. James McKeown takes the free kick.

30:16

The ball is crossed by Godfrey Poku, save made by James McKeown.

29:34

Corner taken right-footed by Alex Lawless from the right by-line, Shaun Pearson makes a clearance.

27:17

The official flags Michael Coulson offside. Jake Howells takes the indirect free kick.

25:47

Mark Tyler takes the direct free kick.

25:47 Booking

Booking The referee shows Mark Tyler a yellow card.

25:10

Jake Howells fouled by Bradley Wood, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Tyler. Craig Disley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Janos Kovacs.

23:03

Centre by Robbie Willmott.

21:32

Godfrey Poku gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Wright. Free kick crossed left-footed by Conor Townsend.

19:48

Keith Keane takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

18:43

Jake Howells crosses the ball.

17:40

The ball is crossed by Alex Lawless.

15:33

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andre Gray. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

14:10

Foul by Andre Gray on Gary Silk, free kick awarded. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

13:23

Corner taken right-footed by Robbie Willmott, Shaun Pearson manages to make a clearance.

12:28

The ball is delivered by Keith Keane.

12:00

Rob Duffy concedes a free kick for a foul on Janos Kovacs. Free kick taken by George Pilkington.

11:35

Janos Kovacs concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Pearson. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

10:49

Foul by Craig Disley on Keith Keane, free kick awarded. Robbie Willmott crosses the ball in from the free kick.

10:33

Jake Howells produces a cross.

8:51

Unfair challenge on Keith Keane by Craig Disley results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Robbie Willmott.

8:11

The ball is delivered by Alex Lawless, clearance made by Ian Miller.

5:53

Godfrey Poku concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Coulson. Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.

4:45

Keith Keane takes a shot. Save made by James McKeown. Robbie Willmott takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ian Miller. Foul by Conor Townsend on Godfrey Poku, free kick awarded. Keith Keane restarts play with the free kick.

3:45

Robbie Willmott produces a cross, clearance by Andrew Wright.

2:20

Alex Lawless takes a shot. Clearance by Andrew Wright. Free kick awarded for a foul by Janos Kovacs on Shaun Pearson. James McKeown takes the free kick.

1:55

Robbie Willmott takes a outswinging corner.

0:57

Danny Crow challenges Conor Townsend unfairly and gives away a free kick. James McKeown takes the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers