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.

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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:

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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."

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