Luton Town returned to winning ways after beating Lincoln City 4-2 at Kenilworth Road, in a game that saw both sides have a player dismissed and the visitors lead twice.
A high-flying Lincoln side took the lead inside the opening six minutes, as Michael Bostwick swept home a 20 yard free-kick. The set-piece had been given after an altercation involving Alan Sheehan and Matt Rhead, with the Luton player dismissed for his actions.
Luton pressed for an equaliser and broke through just after the half hour as James Collins received Danny Hylton’s through pass to beat the goalkeeper.
Lincoln then re-took the lead within two minutes as Matt Green struck a hooked finish past Marek Stech. But the visitors were then quickly reduced to ten men when Harry Anderson was shown his second yellow card, and was duly dismissed.
A busy first half then saw Luton get back on level terms in the final moments, as a 25 yard strike James Justin found its way into the back of the net.
The second half saw both sides press, and moments after Lincoln hit the post, Hylton put Luton in front. A deflected cross landed for Luton’s top scorer, who glanced the ball in.
The Hatters then picked up a 4th in the final ten minutes of normal time, as sub Harry Cornick fired in a shot from range.
The result sees Luton maintain their 4 point lead at the top of League Two ahead of their FA Cup Third Round clash with Premier League side Newcastle on Saturday, and Nathan Jones’ side sit 11 points clear of 4th place Wycombe Wanderers.