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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 Crewe Alexandra 13 +7 26
2 Exeter City 13 +7 26
3 Bradford City 13 +7 24
4 Forest Green Rovers 13 +7 24
5 Newport County 12 +6 23
6 Cheltenham Town 12 +10 22
7 Swindon Town 13 +4 21
8 Colchester United 13 +4 19
9 Crawley Town 13 +1 19
10 Grimsby Town 13 +4 18
11 Plymouth Argyle 13 +2 17
12 Macclesfield Town 13 0 17
13 Port Vale 13 -2 17
14 Salford City 13 -4 17
15 Mansfield Town 13 +2 16
16 Cambridge United 13 +2 16
17 Leyton Orient 13 -3 16
18 Northampton Town 13 -2 15
19 Walsall 13 -8 15
20 Carlisle United 13 -8 14
21 Oldham Athletic 13 -9 11
22 Scunthorpe United 13 -5 10
23 Stevenage 13 -9 8
24 Morecambe 13 -13 7