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FC Halifax Town 2-0 Luton Town

Conference Premier leaders Luton Town fell to a rare defeat at Halifax, who remain on course for a play-off spot.

Marc Roberts headed in Adam Smith's cross to put the home side in front.

Lee Gregory made it 2-0, firing in from 12 yards after collecting Lois Maynard's pass, to send Halifax up to fifth in the table.

Despite the defeat, John Still's men have a 13-point lead and promotion to the Football League still appears a formality.

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: Luton manager Still

"We've played a team with a fantastic home record today, and they deserved to win. I had no complaints with that.

"It wasn't our day today. We're at the business end of the season, where everyone has something to play for.

"We just have to put everything in context - we never get too high, and we're not too low now. We just move on to the next one."

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 5Pearson
  • 15Roberts
  • 3McManus
  • 29Bolton
  • 22AingeBooked at 75mins
  • 20Maynard
  • 7SmithBooked at 66minsSubstituted forWilsonat 81'minutes
  • 28CrowtherSubstituted forJacksonat 70'minutes
  • 18Marshall
  • 11Gregory

Substitutes

  • 14Wilson
  • 12Senior
  • 31Jackson
  • 23Smith
  • 6Lowe

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 43Ruddock MpanzuSubstituted forCullenat 67'minutes
  • 2Franks
  • 25Henry
  • 12Griffiths
  • 5McNulty
  • 7Lawless
  • 19McGeehan
  • 23Robinson
  • 27GraySubstituted forRooneyat 72'minutes
  • 26Benson

Substitutes

  • 6Charles
  • 15Rooney
  • 16Justham
  • 9Shaw
  • 13Cullen
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
3,586

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Luton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Luton Town 0.
Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).
Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).
Marlon Jackson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Luton Town.
Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).
Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh Wilson replaces Adam Smith.
Attempt saved. Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Corner, Luton Town.
Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).
Fraser Franks (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).
Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Luton Town.

Booking

Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).
Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Rooney replaces Andre Gray.
Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Marlon Jackson replaces Ryan Crowther.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Luton Town 0. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lois Maynard.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Pelly Ruddock.

Booking

Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).
Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).
Andre Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).
Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).
James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 1, Luton Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Luton Town 0.
Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Attempt saved. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Adam Smith.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Attempt missed. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Ryan Crowther (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt missed. Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Luton Town.
Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.
Offside, FC Halifax Town. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt missed. Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Luton Town.
Corner, Luton Town.
Corner, Luton Town.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Luton Town 0. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Smith with a cross.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton39241145983
2Cambridge38191363270
3Gateshead401811111265
4Alfreton4021514165
5Halifax39189122163
6Grimsby37189101763
7Nuneaton41171113-362
8Braintree37187121461
9Barnet40171013761
10Kidderminster3917913260
11Forest Green38177141758
12Salisbury4016915-957
13Welling40151114456
14Macclesfield3816616354
15Lincoln City41141215-254
16Woking3816616-554
17Wrexham4014917-251
18Southport3912918-1445
19Chester41101318-2243
20Hereford40101218-1842
21Aldershot40131215441
22Dartford3911721-2040
23Tamworth408923-2933
24Hyde United401732-6910
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