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Luton Town 1-0 Carlisle United

Mark Cullen's 12th goal of the season saw off Carlisle United and moved Luton Town within a point of the top three.

The hosts went ahead when Cullen took Matt Robinson's astute pass in his stride and drilled in a left-foot shot.

Town had centre-back Luke Wilkinson sent off for bringing down Antony Sweeney, but Andy Drury almost made it 2-0 when his volley hit the woodwork.

Carlisle went close late on when David Amoo and Danny Grainger blazed shots over when well-placed.

Luton leapfrogged Southend into fourth, while Carlisle remain just three points clear of the relegation zone in 19th.

Meanwhile the Hatters announced that midfielder Cameron McGeehan had returned on loan from Norwich City until the end of the season.

Luton Town boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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"I'm really pleased with how we played until that sending off. In that last bit we had to show the other side of our game, the qualities of being competitive and being disciplined. I'm really pleased.

"In that last half hour I thought Jayden Stockley was magnificent. He chased everything, he held on to everything and he competed for everything. He's a loan player so that tells you something about the spirit of the club.

"I'm fortunate that I have good contacts, like young Nathan Doyle coming in from Tottenham until the end of the season. It's those young ambitious players that can carry the club a long way."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 22Harriman
  • 2Franks
  • 30WilkinsonBooked at 66mins
  • 12Griffiths
  • 31OduwaSubstituted forLaceyat 67'minutes
  • 4Smith
  • 23RobinsonSubstituted forRuddockat 76'minutes
  • 8Drury
  • 25StockleyBooked at 81mins
  • 13CullenSubstituted forHowellsat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 11Howells
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 20Whalley
  • 21Guttridge
  • 27Hall

Carlisle

  • 20Hanford
  • 31Young
  • 6Archibald-HenvilleBooked at 90mins
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 2Grainger
  • 22Dempsey
  • 15Meppen-WalterSubstituted forPottsat 60'minutes
  • 34GriffithSubstituted forAmooat 45'minutes
  • 8SweeneyBooked at 72mins
  • 21RiggSubstituted forBeckat 73'minutes
  • 26Wyke

Substitutes

  • 7Amoo
  • 11Kearns
  • 16Potts
  • 17Beck
  • 18Brough
  • 25Asamoah
  • 33Eccles
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
8,502

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 1, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Carlisle United 0.

Attempt missed. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Troy Archibald-Henville (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Andy Drury (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Carlisle United).

Fraser Franks (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Beck (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jake Howells replaces Mark Cullen.

Booking

Jayden Stockley (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Mark Cullen.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Pelly Ruddock replaces Matt Robinson.

Andy Drury (Luton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Mark Beck replaces Steven Rigg.

Booking

Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Matt Robinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lacey replaces Nathan Oduwa.

Dismissal

Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Andy Drury (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Brad Potts replaces Courtney Meppen-Walter.

Attempt missed. Matt Robinson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Nathan Oduwa (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United).

Foul by Michael Harriman (Luton Town).

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Luton Town).

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Matt Robinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury31187645202561
2Burton31187643271661
3Wycombe311511542251756
4Luton301510537231455
5Southend3115973426854
6Newport3114893937250
7Plymouth311471037221549
8Bury31147104235749
9Stevenage31136124239345
10Exeter321110114245-343
11Northampton31125144842641
12Morecambe30118113129241
13Wimbledon30118114040041
14Accrington30123153950-1139
15Cambridge30107134438637
16Portsmouth30910113033-337
17Oxford Utd31810133340-734
18Dag & Red3097143239-734
19Carlisle31103183853-1533
20York31614113137-632
21Mansfield3088142538-1332
22Tranmere30710133037-731
23Cheltenham3179152747-2030
24Hartlepool3166192453-2924
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