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Luton Town 1-0 Aldershot Town

Cameron McGeehan

Luton Town's on-loan midfielder Cameron McGeehan headed a late winner to secure the leaders all three points against relegation-threatened Aldershot Town.

The Hatters went close in the first half when Andre Gray connected with Ronnie Henry's low cross, but Shots goalkeeper Glenn Morris saved smartly.

Morris then blocked a flicked effort from Gray, but could not stop McGeehan from converting Jake Howells' cross.

Luton's Mark Tyler saved from defender Fraser Franks's clearance late on.

The result, in front of Luton's highest gate of the season at 8,558, means the home side remain 13 points clear at the top of the Conference Premier and look set to return to the Football League for the first time in four years ahead of second-placed Cambridge United.

The Hatters will secure promotion if they beat Tamworth on Tuesday and Cambridge lose against Woking on Thursday.

The Shots, meanwhile, remain mired in the relegation zone, a point adrift of Hereford in 20th place.

Luton Manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"The most important thing to do is win, and at the moment we're winning.

John Still

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Post-match: Luton boss Still

"First half I thought we were very good. Second half, I thought we were edgy and nervy, but we found a way, scored a goal, and got the points.

"All those teams at the bottom of the league have so much to play for. They come here and it's going to be tough. We have to make sure that we come out on top, and we did.

"I think we've created this new Luton. We're all together. And if we do that, we're stronger for it."

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

Andy Scott

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Post-match: Aldershot manager Scott

"I think we deserved a point without a doubt. Mark Tyler made a great save to give them a clean sheet.

"The mark of the performance was the standing ovation from the Luton fans and that shows the effort the lads put in. We did give them problems.

"We couldn't get that real opportunity to score but we did show composure on the ball.

"No one gave us a chance today and we take the positives from the performance."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 12Griffiths
  • 25HenryBooked at 63mins
  • 43Ruddock MpanzuSubstituted forRobinsonat 67'minutes
  • 2FranksBooked at 36mins
  • 5McNulty
  • 7LawlessSubstituted forHowellsat 82'minutes
  • 19McGeehan
  • 15RooneySubstituted forCullenat 75'minutes
  • 27Gray
  • 26Benson

Substitutes

  • 13Cullen
  • 16Justham
  • 9Shaw
  • 23Robinson
  • 11Howells

Aldershot

  • 1Morris
  • 28ButlerBooked at 87mins
  • 2Oastler
  • 30Phillips
  • 22Gibbs
  • 7Mekki
  • 29Oyeleke
  • 4Stanley
  • 8RowlandsSubstituted forCornickat 88'minutes
  • 19MolesleySubstituted forRobertsat 69'minutes
  • 16ScottBooked at 56minsSubstituted forBubbat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Bubb
  • 14Roberts
  • 21Williams
  • 31Cornick
  • 32Gerrard
Referee:
Simon Bennett

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 1, Aldershot Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Aldershot Town 0.
Corner, Aldershot Town.
Corner, Aldershot Town.
Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).
Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Mark Cullen (Luton Town).
Dan Butler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Harry Cornick replaces Martin Rowlands.

Booking

Dan Butler (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Dan Butler (Aldershot Town).
Matt Robinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Aldershot Town 0. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) header from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jake Howells with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jake Howells replaces Alex Lawless.
Corner, Luton Town.
Foul by Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town).
Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.
Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).
Mark Cullen (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Luton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Luke Rooney.
Attempt missed. Fraser Franks (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Rooney.
Corner, Luton Town.
Corner, Luton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jordan Roberts replaces Mark Molesley because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Pelly Ruddock.
Hand ball by Luke Rooney (Luton Town).
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt blocked. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Ron Henry (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ron Henry (Luton Town).
Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town).
Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Bradley Bubb replaces Josh Scott because of an injury.

Booking

Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.
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