Luton Town came from behind to beat Mansfield Town 2-1 at Kenilworth Road, as they keep on their challenge for automatic promotion.

Mansfield had taken the lead through Kane Hemmings early in the game, with the Stags player hitting a low strike into the back of the net.

The visitors missed further chances to extend their lead, but Luton soon hit back, and second half strikes from James Collins and Glen Rea completed the turnaround.

Hemmings put the visitors ahead just after the half-hour, as he turned away from his marker when receiving a long ball before beating James Shea.

Shea and Alan Sheehan also blocked a total of three efforts from Mansfield in a scramble as the game ticked towards the interval.

Luton also lost defender Scott Cuthbert to injury in the first half, but were able to advance more after the break, and saw his replacement Rea hit the bar.

Collins then bought Luton level just after the hour, with the striker turning in Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu’s cross after the assister had put in the leg work by zipping past four defenders.

Ten minutes later, Rea completed the turnaround. The substitute was on hand to sweep in after away goalkeeper Conrad Logan had spilled a free-kick.

Luton held out to take the points. They remain three points behind leaders Accrington Stanley, and three points ahead of 3rd place Wycombe Wanderers after both side won. The gap to the play-offs is now 8 points.