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Welling United 1-2 Luton Town

Mark Cullen

Goals from Mark Cullen and Andre Gray gave Conference Premier champions Luton Town victory over Welling United.

The Hatters duo linked up for the opener, with Gray supplying Cullen, who coolly slotted past keeper Lee Butcher.

Gray doubled their lead when he latched onto a long ball, beat two defenders and drilled home for his 28th goal of the season.

Ross Lafayette's curling effort pulled one back for the host's with five minutes to go, but Luton held on.

The Hatters were handed the title on Tuesday without even playing, following Cambridge United's defeat by Kidderminster.

And after the final whistle on Saturday manager John Still and the players were mobbed by jubilant fans, celebrating their return to the Football League after a five-year exile in non-league.

Line-ups

Welling

  • 18Butcher
  • 2FazackerleyBooked at 53mins
  • 6Bender
  • 4Gallagher
  • 38TaylorSubstituted forOberstellerat 33'minutes
  • 14Hudson
  • 21Beautyman
  • 32WakefieldSubstituted forAjalaat 67'minutes
  • 10Lafayette
  • 35Sho-SilvaSubstituted forOuaniat 67'minutes
  • 33Healy

Substitutes

  • 3Obersteller
  • 13Turner
  • 22Ouani
  • 27Day
  • 37Ajala

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 25HenrySubstituted forParryat 53'minutes
  • 12Griffiths
  • 23Robinson
  • 2Franks
  • 5McNultySubstituted forLaceyat 49'minutes
  • 19McGeehanBooked at 88mins
  • 43Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 10WallSubstituted forShawat 66'minutes
  • 13Cullen
  • 27Gray

Substitutes

  • 9Shaw
  • 14Parry
  • 15Rooney
  • 16Justham
  • 30Lacey
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
2,650

Match Stats

Home TeamWellingAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Welling United 1, Luton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Welling United 1, Luton Town 2.

Corner, Luton Town.

Corner, Luton Town.

Corner, Luton Town.

Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).

Toby Ajala (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Loui Fazackerley (Welling United).

Jon Shaw (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Joe Healy (Welling United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Tom Bender (Welling United).

Jon Shaw (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Matt Robinson (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Alex Lacey (Luton Town).

Ross Lafayette (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Welling United 1, Luton Town 2. Ross Lafayette (Welling United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Toby Ajala.

Attempt saved. Harry Beautyman (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Luton Town).

Ross Lafayette (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

Toby Ajala (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Welling United 0, Luton Town 2. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Robinson.

Corner, Luton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Malik Ouani replaces Tobi Sho-Silva.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Toby Ajala replaces Josh Wakefield.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jon Shaw replaces Alex Wall.

Offside, Welling United. Tobi Sho-Silva tries a through ball, but Tobi Sho-Silva is caught offside.

Foul by Alex Wall (Luton Town).

Josh Wakefield (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Tobi Sho-Silva (Welling United).

Andrew Parry (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

Corner, Luton Town.

Attempt saved. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Alex Wall (Luton Town).

Tom Bender (Welling United) wins a free kick.

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