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Luton Town 2-0 Tamworth

Cameron McGeehan

Luton all but sealed their return to the Football League with a victory that confirmed Tamworth's relegation.

On-loan midfielder Cameron McGeehan tapped in Jake Howells' pinpoint cross before Mark Cullen fired in from Alex Lawless' perfectly weighted pass.

John Still's side could be crowned champions on Thursday if second-placed Cambridge United lose at Woking.

But if the U's win, a victory for the Hatters over Braintree on Saturday will give them the title.

The Lambs, whose difficult season was summed up when they arrived at Kenilworth Road just 20 minutes before kick-off because of traffic, would no longer be able to finish above both Aldershot and Hereford as the two sides meet before the end of the season.

There were few chances in a scrappy, goalless first half which saw Hatters top scorer Andre Gray limp off.

But McGeehan broke the deadlock shortly after the break and Cullen's strike doubled their advantage.

Cullen went close to extending their lead further, but his volley was held by keeper Cameron Belford.

Terry Harris

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Post-match: Luton assistant Harris

Luton Town assistant manager Terry Harris told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought in the first half they were a better side than us. I didn't think we were on the mark.

"In the second half we got a little bit tighter and shut down better. We got Cameron McGeehan forward a little bit more.

"Andre Gray is OK. It looks like it was a stretch more than anything. But the medical staff will have a look at him."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 5McNulty
  • 2Franks
  • 25Henry
  • 11Howells
  • 12Griffiths
  • 15RooneySubstituted forLawlessat 62'minutes
  • 19McGeehan
  • 23Robinson
  • 26BensonSubstituted forShawat 81'minutes
  • 27GraySubstituted forCullenat 40'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawless
  • 43Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 16Justham
  • 9Shaw
  • 13Cullen

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 12Caprice
  • 34Keane
  • 2Evans
  • 6Richards-Everton
  • 8Baker
  • 33Morgan
  • 11Thornton
  • 32Mahon
  • 28ChadwickBooked at 29minsSubstituted forRichardsat 66'minutes
  • 14GoddenSubstituted forWooleryat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Reindorf
  • 7Kerry
  • 18Woolery
  • 17Peniket
  • 9Richards
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
8,554

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamTamworth
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Tamworth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Tamworth 0.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

Jon Shaw (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Matthew Godden because of an injury.

Foul by Jake Caprice (Tamworth).

Jake Howells (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jon Shaw (Luton Town).

Jordan Keane (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

Jon Shaw (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Tamworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jon Shaw replaces Paul Benson.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Luton Town).

Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Corner, Luton Town.

Attempt saved. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Jake Howells.

Corner, Luton Town.

Foul by Gavin Mahon (Tamworth).

Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Luton Town. Mark Cullen tries a through ball, but Mark Cullen is caught offside.

Foul by Richard Baker (Tamworth).

Mark Cullen (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Justin Richards replaces Nick Chadwick.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Tamworth 0. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Alex Lawless.

Attempt saved. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) header from the left side of the box is saved.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

Alex Lawless (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).

Nick Chadwick (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lawless replaces Luke Rooney.

Attempt missed. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Tamworth.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Mark Cullen (Luton Town).

Offside, Luton Town. Mark Cullen tries a through ball, but Mark Cullen is caught offside.

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