Conference Premier leaders Luton Town came from behind to beat Grimsby and edge closer to promotion.

Scott Neilson put the hosts ahead with his strike from inside the box but Matt Robinson levelled two minutes later.

Luton's Andre Gray dragged a shot wide and Grimsby keeper James McKeown made two fine saves to deny Robinson.

Paul Benson earned the Hatters all three points when he poked home on the rebound after a Scott Griffiths shot hit the post.

Luton are now 17 points clear at the top, while Grimsby are outside of the play-offs by one point.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst talking to BBC Radio Humberside

Post-match: Grimsby Town boss Hurst

"I thought it was a good game, a proper game of football - two good teams.

"I can't ask much more from my players but one thing I can ask is I think both goals, to a degree, are self-inflicted.

"We had a chance just on half-time - Craig Disley thought he could have done slightly better and the keeper makes a good save but from where I was it's hard to judge until you really look back.

"I've said before you can't always tell from pitch level but it was a great ball in and we had some moments of quality. "

Luton boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Post-match: Luton manager Still

"It was as good as we've been this season away from home.

"It did amaze me a bit that everyone just worked so hard.

"He [Paul Benson] leads the line unbelievably well. I was so pleased he got the goal.

"I want to build success - we had 3 kids in the midfield today, how good is that?"

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (2)

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 30 Boyce
  • 05 Pearson
  • 02 Hatton
  • 03 Thomas
  • 08 Disley Booked
  • 11 Neilson
  • 23 Rodman (Hannah - 81' )
  • 04 Kerr
  • 14 John-Lewis (Tounkara - 70' )
  • 29 Jennings

Substitutes

  • 27 Fyfield
  • 28 Tounkara
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 18 Thanoj
  • 17 Hannah

Luton Town

  • 01 Tyler
  • 02 Franks
  • 05 McNulty
  • 25 Henry
  • 12 Griffiths
  • 43 Ruddock Mpanzu Booked
  • 19 McGeehan
  • 23 Robinson Booked
  • 07 Lawless
  • 27 Gray
  • 26 Benson

Substitutes

  • 16 Justham
  • 15 Rooney
  • 13 Cullen
  • 06 Charles
  • 09 Shaw
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 3,789

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

8 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Luton Town 2.

90:00 +4:12 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Luton Town 2.

90:00 +1:00

Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left.

88:35

Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

87:00

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

87:00

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

85:48

Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

80:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah replaces Alex Rodman.

80:14

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

76:21

Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

74:07

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

72:40

Foul by Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town).

72:40

Andre Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

71:26

Corner, Grimsby Town.

70:06

Corner, Grimsby Town.

69:42

Corner, Grimsby Town.

69:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Oumare Tounkara replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

69:00

Attempt saved. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

68:22

Attempt saved. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

68:00

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

68:00

Andre Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

67:30 Booking

Booking Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

66:53

Attempt missed. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

62:49

Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

62:49

Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

60:52 Booking

Booking Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

60:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Luton Town 2. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Fraser Franks.

59:55

Fraser Franks (Luton Town) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

59:28

Attempt blocked. Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

54:33

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aswad Thomas with a cross.

52:35

Corner, Grimsby Town.

50:45

Hand ball by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

49:22

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

49:22

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

48:54

Attempt missed. Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

48:01

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

48:01

Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

45:46

Corner, Luton Town.

45:00

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 1, Luton Town 1.

45:00 +2:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Grimsby Town 1, Luton Town 1.

45:00 +2:12

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Connor Jennings with a cross.

43:54

Attempt missed. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Craig Disley.

43:25

Corner, Grimsby Town.

42:33

Corner, Grimsby Town.

41:29

Attempt saved. Matt Robinson (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Alex Lawless with a cross.

40:01

Hand ball by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

38:16

Foul by Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town).

38:16

Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

37:28

Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

33:52

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

33:11 Booking

Booking Matt Robinson (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32:53

Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).

32:53

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

26:50

Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

26:50

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

25:44

Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

25:44

Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

22:55

Corner, Luton Town.

22:41

Attempt blocked. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

21:43

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

20:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Luton Town 1. Matt Robinson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Lawless with a cross.

19:15

Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

19:15

Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

18:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Grimsby Town 1, Luton Town 0. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Rodman with a cross.

16:15

Foul by Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town).

16:15

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

15:51

Attempt saved. Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Scott Kerr.

15:26

Corner, Grimsby Town.

9:58

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

9:58

Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

8:57

Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

7:15

Corner, Grimsby Town.

5:08

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

5:08

Ron Henry (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

3:31

Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

3:31

Connor Jennings (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

2:11

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

2:11

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

1:28

Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).

1:28

Ron Henry (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

0:23

Offside, Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis tries a through ball, but Lenell John-Lewis is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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