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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • James Collins (49')
  • Jordan Cook (33')

Runaway leaders Luton shrug off red card to win at Grimsby

Ten-man Luton continued their march towards Sky Bet League Two promotion with a 1-0 victory over Grimsby.
James Collins grabbed the only goal of the game, within five minutes of the restart, after team-mate Jordan Cook was dismissed.
He 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 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.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Milton Keynes Dons 21 +19 43
2 Lincoln City 20 +18 41
3 Colchester United 21 +15 38
4 Bury 21 +19 36
5 Mansfield Town 20 +15 35
6 Newport County 21 -2 35
7 Tranmere Rovers 21 +6 34
8 Forest Green Rovers 21 +9 33
9 Exeter City 21 +6 31
10 Stevenage 21 0 31
11 Swindon Town 21 -4 30
12 Oldham Athletic 21 +7 29
13 Carlisle United 21 -2 27
14 Northampton Town 21 -2 26
15 Port Vale 21 -3 26
16 Crawley Town 20 -4 26
17 Crewe Alexandra 21 -5 25
18 Grimsby Town 21 -9 22
19 Morecambe 21 -13 22
20 Yeovil Town 19 0 21
21 Cheltenham Town 20 -11 20
22 Cambridge United 21 -16 19
23 Notts County 21 -21 16
24 Macclesfield Town 21 -22 13