MATCH REPORT: Luton Town 1, Mansfield Town 1

Mansfield Town's Krystian Pearce takes a shot - Pic by Chris Holloway

Mansfield Town's Krystian Pearce takes a shot - Pic by Chris Holloway

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Star striker Matt Green continued his scoring streak as Mansfield Town kept their unbeaten away run going at Luton Town with a fine -1 draw today.

The 29-year-old marksman grabbed his fifth goal in four games before the Stags were forced to settle for a point thanks to Cameron McGeehan’s second-half wonder strike.

Mansfield Town's Matt Green opens the scoring - Pic by Chris Holloway

Mansfield Town's Matt Green opens the scoring - Pic by Chris Holloway

After his super-sub exploits of late, Green was drafted back into the staring line-up and it took him only nine minutes to make his mark on the game - to stretch the club’s unbeaten run on the road to six.

Two changes were the plan of action for the trip as Adam Murray’s men were looking for their first Football League victory at Kenilworth Road since 2002.

Kevan Hurst also came in for a start with both Oscar Gobern and Danny Rose dropping to the bench.

Murray was grinning like a Cheshire cat as the recalled pair combined for the goal.

Mansfield Town's Rhys Bennett heads for goal - Pic by Chris Holloway

Mansfield Town's Rhys Bennett heads for goal - Pic by Chris Holloway

Rhys Bennett won the first header from Hurst’s corner with Green heading home from close range to give the visitors the lead.

Minutes later Stags’ stopper Scott Shearer was on hand to thwart two attempts from Jack Marriott.

Some resolute defending kept Nathan Jones’ outfit at bay as they looked for an equaliser before the break.

The hosts were restricted to shots from range with Stephen O’Donnell having his effort blocked before McGeehan sent his strike flying over the bar.

Mansfield Town's Matt Green turns to face the travelling fans after opening the scoring against Luton Town - Pic by Chris Holloway

Mansfield Town's Matt Green turns to face the travelling fans after opening the scoring against Luton Town - Pic by Chris Holloway

With 20 minutes left Chris Clements could have put the game to bed with England U21 keeper Christian Walton scrambling well to keep out his free-kick.

After striking a couple of efforts from range off target McGeehan popped up to steal a point with 13 minutes to go, firing his 25-yard effort into the bottom corner.

Shearer made sure the Stags went back up the M1 with a point by pulling off a fine save to deny Scott Cuthbert late on.

LUTON TOWN: Walton, O’Donnell, Cuthbert, Sheehan, Potts (Vassell 68), Rea, McGeehan, Gray (Lee 80), Cook (Ruddock 68), Gilliead, Marriott. Unused subs: King, Smith, Mullins, Mackail-Smith.

STAGS: Shearer, Bennett, Howkins, Pearce, Benning, Hurst (Iacovitti 58), Clements, Collins, M.Rose (Hamilton 79), Hoban (Thomas 55), Green. Unused subs: Jensen, Hemmings, D.Rose, Henderson.

REFEREE: Graham Salisbury of Lancashire.

ATTENDANCE: 7,787 (295 away).