National League
Luton0Woking1

Luton Town 0-1 Woking

Giuseppe Sole's late goal earned Woking a shock victory and ended Conference leaders Luton's 27-game unbeaten run.

The Cards dominated the first half and Josh Payne's fierce drive cannoned back off the post while Hatters keeper Mark Tyler denied Kevin Betsy three times.

Luton improved after the interval with Jake Howells and Alex Lawless both hitting the post.

Then with three minutes left Keiran Murtagh's shot came back off the bar and Sole headed home the rebound.

The defeat was only Luton's third loss in the league this season, although they still lead second-placed Cambridge by 14 points.

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Post-match: Woking boss Garry Hill

"I'm very proud, I'm proud for the players and the supporters. Luton were 27 games unbeaten and 14 points clear, and I think people thought how many goals it would be [for them] tonight.

"They've only conceded 11 goals this season, but we were confident, not in a silly way. We were the first team to go up to Halifax and win, the first to win at Gateshead in six months, we went to Barnet and won 3-1.

"We were on the front foot from the off, and we looked the team at the top of the league. We've surprised a lot of people, but not ourselves. That is the best Woking result in many a year, not for Garry Hill, but for everyone at the club [who is] working very hard."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 5McNulty
  • 2Franks
  • 11HowellsSubstituted forParryat 61'minutes
  • 12GriffithsBooked at 59mins
  • 25Henry
  • 23RobinsonSubstituted forCullenat 74'minutes
  • 19McGeehanSubstituted forRuddock Mpanzuat 56'minutes
  • 7Lawless
  • 27Gray
  • 26Benson

Substitutes

  • 9Shaw
  • 16Justham
  • 14Parry
  • 43Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 13Cullen

Woking

  • 1Howe
  • 3Nutter
  • 2Newton
  • 5McNerney
  • 4Ricketts
  • 11Betsy
  • 26Murtagh
  • 22GoddardSubstituted forJonesat 89'minutes
  • 20PayneBooked at 90mins
  • 21Rendell
  • 25MarriottSubstituted forSoleat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 34Beckles
  • 30Jones
  • 10Sole
  • 15Cestor Botuli
  • 18Beasant
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
6,683

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 0, Woking 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 0, Woking 1.
Corner, Woking.
Attempt missed. Steve McNulty (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Pelly Ruddock.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Josh Payne (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).
Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Joey Jones replaces John Goddard.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 0, Woking 1. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) header from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Keiran Murtagh.
Keiran Murtagh (Woking) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.
Attempt missed. Fraser Franks (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Corner, Luton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Jack Marriott.
Foul by John Goddard (Woking).
Ron Henry (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Woking. Kevin Betsy tries a through ball, but Kevin Betsy is caught offside.
Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).
Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Matt Robinson.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt saved. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Hand ball by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt blocked. Matt Robinson (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Jack Marriott (Woking).
Steve McNulty (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).
Alex Lawless (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Andrew Parry replaces Jake Howells.

Booking

Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).
Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.
Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).
Mark Ricketts (Woking) wins a free kick.
Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).
Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Hand ball by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Pelly Ruddock replaces Cameron McGeehan.
Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Paul Benson with a cross.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt saved. John Goddard (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Adam Newton with a cross.
Offside, Luton Town. Alex Lawless tries a through ball, but Alex Lawless is caught offside.
Offside, Woking. Jack Marriott tries a through ball, but Jack Marriott is caught offside.
Foul by Jack Marriott (Woking).
Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Luton Town 0, Woking 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Luton Town 0, Woking 0.
Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).
Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).
Fraser Franks (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.
Offside, Woking. Scott Rendell tries a through ball, but Scott Rendell is caught offside.
Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).
Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.
Foul by Ron Henry (Luton Town).
John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Offside, Woking. Scott Rendell tries a through ball, but Scott Rendell is caught offside.
goal

Top Stories