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Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Luton Town

Andy Drury
Midfielder Andy Drury netted his first goal of the season so far

Andy Drury's first-half goal was enough to earn Luton victory at Plymouth.

The hosts failed to clear from a corner and the ball fell to Drury in the area, who fired into the corner of the net.

Plymouth debutant Olly Lee, on loan from Birmingham, almost levelled but his 25-yard free-kick was turned around the post by Town's Mark Tyler.

Curtis Nelson was also denied by Tyler, before Reuben Reid shot wide as the hosts searched for an equaliser, but the Hatters held on for the points.

The win was Luton's first away from home since 18 October and saw them rise to fourth in League Two.

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Luton Town boss John Still on Plymouth win

"It was a very very good performance against a very good team.

"I think even the strongest Plymouth supporters would probably agree we deserved to win today.

"I thought we passed well, we moved well, we carried a threat, Tyler hasn't had to make many saves of note. It's been a good day for us.

"We didn't get beat at Wycombe, we played a good Shrewsbury side and didn't get beat. Our form is good. They're tough games, but we're up for the tough games."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 5Nelson
  • 16McHugh
  • 20Flanagan
  • 2Mellor
  • 4CoxSubstituted forHarveyat 45'minutes
  • 21LeeBooked at 68mins
  • 11BlizzardSubstituted forThomasat 58'minutes
  • 3Purrington
  • 9Reid
  • 7Alessandra

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 14Harvey
  • 19Thomas
  • 26Richards

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 22Harriman
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 12Griffiths
  • 4SmithBooked at 86mins
  • 26DoyleBooked at 64mins
  • 20Whalley
  • 8Drury
  • 11Howells
  • 25Stockley

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 10Wall
  • 13Cullen
  • 16Justham
  • 23Robinson
  • 29Connolly
  • 35Walker
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
8,420

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home4
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Luton Town 1.

Attempt missed. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Scott Griffiths.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Tyler Harvey.

Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Foul by Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle).

Shaun Whalley (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Attempt missed. Tom Flanagan (Plymouth Argyle) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

Attempt saved. Jake Howells (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Olly Lee (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Olly Lee (Plymouth Argyle).

Jayden Stockley (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Jake Howells (Luton Town).

Booking

Nathan Doyle (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nathan Doyle (Luton Town).

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Thomas replaces Dominic Blizzard.

Attempt missed. Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Plymouth Argyle 0, Luton Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Lee Cox.

Half Time

First Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Luton Town 1.

Attempt missed. Olly Lee (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Scott Griffiths.

Foul by Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle).

Shaun Whalley (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

(Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe26149340211951
2Burton26155636251150
3Shrewsbury26146636162048
4Luton25137529171246
5Newport2613763629746
6Southend2612862722544
7Stevenage2612593732541
8Exeter2711793637-140
9Plymouth26116929181139
10Bury2511593631538
11Morecambe26106102624236
12Cambridge251051039291035
13Wimbledon2596103536-133
14Accrington24103113440-633
15Northampton2694133738-131
16Portsmouth2578102731-429
17Oxford Utd2678112834-629
18Cheltenham2678112336-1329
19York2651292631-527
20Mansfield2576122133-1227
21Carlisle2683153247-1527
22Tranmere2568112630-426
23Dag & Red2675142637-1126
24Hartlepool2645171846-2817
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