Grimsby Town have replaced Luton Town in the top five of the Blue Square Bet Premier with a convincing victory.

Joe Colbeck's close-range finish put the hosts ahead and Andy Cook's header from Nathan Pond's cross made it two.

Ross Hannah, on loan from Bradford, scored from the edge of the box following a pass from fellow loanee Scott Neilson for a 3-0 half-time lead.

Dean Beckwith scored in his own net and Scott Rendell's finish from 12 yards was merely a consolation.

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Grimsby Town joint-manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I always felt that once we regained possession we looked like we were going to cause them problems.

"Cook stuck at it and eventually got that monkey off his back with that first goal.

"As much as anything else, after a great result, can we follow it up? Gateshead won't be easier, not by any stretch of the imagination."

Luton Town manager Paul Buckle told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We looked dangerous on the ball, we caused them problems, but every time they put the ball into our 18-yard box we conceded - any team will struggle with that.

"The two centre-halves didn't deal with the ball into the box and they know it - it's not good enough, they're both better than that.

"When you're chasing it's very hard not to become desperate. It's nothing to do with systems, it's just not being able to cope with balls being lobbed into our box.

"I'll do a bit more than tweak the side (for the trip to Tamworth), I've got to sort the back-line out."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Thomas
  • 05 Pearson
  • 04 Niven
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 08 Disley Booked
  • 19 Wood
  • 22 Pond
  • 24 Neilson (Artus - 73' )
  • 12 Cook
  • 25 Hannah (Southwell - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Hatton
  • 06 Miller
  • 11 Artus
  • 09 Elding
  • 20 Southwell

Luton Town

  • 01 Tyler
  • 05 Beckwith
  • 06 Kovacs (Essam - 46' )
  • 11 Howells
  • 25 Henry (Kasim - 57' )
  • 07 Lawless
  • 17 O'Donnell
  • 09 Shaw
  • 10 Rendell
  • 13 Fleetwood (Robinson - 65' )
  • 27 Gray

Substitutes

  • 02 Rowe-Turner
  • 24 Essam
  • 18 Kasim
  • 22 Robinson
  • 29 Walker
Ref: Peter Banks
Att: 4,074

Match Stats

Shots

13 16

On target

7 5

Corners

3 12

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:03 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:13

JJ O'Donnell has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

90:00 +2:01

Frankie Artus crosses the ball, Jake Howells makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:15

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jake Robinson, clearance made by Andy Cook.

90:00 +0:57

The ball is sent over by Jake Howells, clearance made by Craig Disley.

89:36

Jake Howells crosses the ball, free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Rendell on Shaun Pearson. James McKeown takes the free kick.

87:34

Effort from deep inside the area by Scott Rendell misses to the right of the goal. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells, clearance made by Shaun Pearson. Dayle Southwell takes a shot. Save made by Mark Tyler.

84:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Connor Essam by Derek Niven. Connor Essam takes the indirect free kick.

84:10

The ball is delivered by Alex Lawless.

83:13

Jake Robinson produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

80:34 Substitution

Substitution Dayle Southwell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ross Hannah.

80:02

Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Mark Tyler makes a save.

79:01

Unfair challenge on Alex Lawless by Frankie Artus results in a free kick. Connor Essam takes the free kick.

77:17

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Frankie Artus, clearance made by Scott Rendell.

76:34

JJ O'Donnell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Colbeck. Direct free kick taken by Frankie Artus.

76:21

Scott Rendell takes a shot. James McKeown makes a save.

75:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Rendell - Grimsby 4 - 1 Luton Scott Rendell gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Grimsby 4-1 Luton.

74:07

The ball is delivered by Bradley Wood, clearance by Connor Essam.

73:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against Aswad Thomas. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

72:27 Substitution

Substitution Frankie Artus is brought on as a substitute for Scott Neilson.

70:16

Bradley Wood provided the assist for the goal. Corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells, Andy Cook manages to make a clearance.

70:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Dean Beckwith - Grimsby 4 - 0 Luton Dean Beckwith concedes an own goal. Grimsby 4-0 Luton.

69:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Connor Essam on Andy Cook. Free kick taken by Bradley Wood.

68:39

The ball is crossed by Aswad Thomas, Dean Beckwith makes a clearance.

68:03

Scott Rendell takes a shot. Shaun Pearson gets a block in.

67:35

Connor Essam fouled by Andy Cook, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Yaser Kasim.

66:32

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jake Howells, Effort on goal by Jon Shaw from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

65:28

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck, Andy Cook has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that bounces off the post.

64:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Neilson by Connor Essam. Joe Colbeck takes the free kick.

64:00 Substitution

Substitution Stuart Fleetwood goes off and Jake Robinson comes on.

64:00

Unfair challenge on Andy Cook by Connor Essam results in a free kick. Aswad Thomas restarts play with the free kick.

60:45

Inswinging corner taken by Joe Colbeck. Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Pearson on Dean Beckwith. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

60:22

Shot from outside the area by Ross Hannah misses to the left of the target.

59:08

Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

57:59

Dean Beckwith concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Hannah. Free kick taken by Joe Colbeck.

56:12 Substitution

Substitution Yaser Kasim replaces Ronnie Henry.

55:32

A cross is delivered by Stuart Fleetwood, clearance by Scott Neilson.

54:45

Stuart Fleetwood takes a shot. Clearance made by Aswad Thomas.

54:18

Unfair challenge on Jon Shaw by Bradley Wood results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Howells.

53:05

Foul by Scott Neilson on Connor Essam, free kick awarded. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

52:16

Ronnie Henry sends in a cross, Shaun Pearson manages to make a clearance.

51:22

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jake Howells, Jon Shaw takes a shot. Comfortable save by James McKeown.

50:38

Corner taken right-footed by Alex Lawless, Jake Howells has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

47:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Disley by Scott Rendell. Bradley Wood restarts play with the free kick.

46:13

Effort on goal by Scott Neilson from long distance goes over the crossbar.

45:12

Unfair challenge on Nathan Pond by Jon Shaw results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by James McKeown.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Luton) makes a substitution, with Connor Essam coming on for Janos Kovacs.

45:00 +2:33 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:42

Unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas by Ronnie Henry results in a free kick. Aswad Thomas restarts play with the free kick, Nathan Pond takes a shot.

45:00 +0:26

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stuart Fleetwood. Corner taken right-footed by Stuart Fleetwood from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Craig Disley.

44:51

Aswad Thomas challenges Andre Gray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jake Howells.

44:26

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Andre Gray goes wide of the right-hand upright.

44:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ronnie Henry by Scott Neilson. Ronnie Henry restarts play with the free kick.

42:23

Scott Neilson provided the assist for the goal.

42:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross Hannah - Grimsby 3 - 0 Luton Ross Hannah gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Grimsby 3-0 Luton.

42:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McKeown by Andre Gray. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

40:49

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells from the right by-line.

39:08

Nathan Pond provided the assist for the goal.

39:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Cook - Grimsby 2 - 0 Luton Andy Cook finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Grimsby 2-0 Luton.

38:44

Scott Neilson fouled by Ronnie Henry, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Disley,

37:35

Stuart Fleetwood takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Shaun Pearson.

37:05

The referee blows for offside against Scott Rendell. Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.

36:27

The ball is sent over by Dean Beckwith.

35:13

Unfair challenge on Dean Beckwith by Ross Hannah results in a free kick. Dean Beckwith takes the free kick.

33:26

Jon Shaw sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Scott Rendell misses to the right of the target. Corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells from the right by-line, Andy Cook manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Alex Lawless from the left by-line to the near post, Craig Disley makes a clearance.

27:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Cook by Janos Kovacs. Bradley Wood takes the free kick.

26:17

Janos Kovacs has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

25:32 Booking

Booking Craig Disley goes into the referee's book.

25:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Disley on Jake Howells. Jake Howells restarts play with the free kick.

23:48

Stuart Fleetwood takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.

23:36

Ronnie Henry produces a cross, clearance by Shaun Pearson.

20:25

Joe Colbeck produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

20:06

Joe Colbeck produces a cross, clearance by Dean Beckwith.

19:49

Centre by Ronnie Henry, clearance made by James McKeown.

19:06

Ross Hannah takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Beckwith.

18:55

The ball is swung over by Scott Neilson, clearance by Janos Kovacs.

17:38

The ball is swung over by Andre Gray, Shot by JJ O'Donnell from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

16:52

Bradley Wood produces a cross, Janos Kovacs manages to make a clearance.

15:26

Andy Cook is caught offside. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

13:28

Jake Howells produces a cross, Shaun Pearson manages to make a clearance.

12:21

Andy Cook fouled by Janos Kovacs, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Wood.

11:21

The ball is swung over by Jake Howells, Aswad Thomas manages to make a clearance.

9:56

Joe Colbeck delivers the ball, Derek Niven has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

8:50

Jake Howells fouled by Joe Colbeck, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Howells takes the direct free kick.

7:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Colbeck - Grimsby 1 - 0 Luton Joe Colbeck grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Grimsby 1-0 Luton.

5:44

Andy Cook concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Beckwith. Jake Howells takes the free kick.

5:12

Scott Rendell has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

4:16

Centre by Jake Howells, clearance made by Aswad Thomas.

3:47

Ronnie Henry sends in a cross, clearance by Bradley Wood.

3:29

A cross is delivered by Jake Howells, Shaun Pearson manages to make a clearance.

1:45

Unfair challenge on Scott Neilson by Ronnie Henry results in a free kick. Bradley Wood takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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