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Luton Town 2-0 AFC Wimbledon

Jack Marriot
Jack Marriott's brace opened his account for the season

Substitute Jack Marriott scored a late brace as Luton made it back-to-back wins with victory over AFC Wimbledon.

Wimbledon's Karleigh Osborne received two yellow cards in five minutes as he was dismissed in the first half.

The Dons looked to be holding on for a draw, but Marriott made the extra man count to help push the home side away from the bottom two.

Marriott tapped in from close range, before finding the top corner in injury time to seal the win.

Luton boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Still on Luton v AFC Wimbledon

"When they went down to 10 men they played deep and narrow and made it really difficult.

"The crowd want the ball up there, sometimes you can go too long, I just felt if we can get the full backs pushed up high and open the game up an opportunity will come.

"I thought we was the real deal today we played it absolutely right. They're tough games, and I'm really pleased with how we played.

"We'll keep going, keep trying to improve and hopefully continue the winning run."

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

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Ardley on Luton v Wimbledon

"No one likes losing, we've gone five games unbeaten and it's ended, we've got to start again.

"Obviously it's tough, 35 minutes going down to 10 men but we can only control our performance levels, our energy, the effort we put in, the way we play. I thought we were excellent.

"We've had more possession than them and as many attempts as them with most of the game with 10 men, I can't fault the players."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 2O'DonnellSubstituted forLawlessat 60'minutes
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 12GriffithsSubstituted forHallat 75'minutes
  • 23McQuoidSubstituted forMarriottat 61'minutes
  • 8McGeehan
  • 4Smith
  • 19Lee
  • 15McCourtBooked at 89mins
  • 22Mackail-Smith

Substitutes

  • 3Potts
  • 7Lawless
  • 10Hall
  • 11Green
  • 14Marriott
  • 16Justham
  • 25O'Brien

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 22OsborneBooked at 35mins
  • 12Meades
  • 7Francomb
  • 4BulmanSubstituted forOakleyat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Reeves
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forKajaat 80'minutes
  • 14AzeezSubstituted forRiggat 45'minutes
  • 10Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 3Kennedy
  • 11Rigg
  • 15Oakley
  • 20Sweeney
  • 24McDonnell
  • 25Gallagher
  • 26Kaja
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
8,415

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 0. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Cameron McGeehan.

Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. George Oakley replaces Dannie Bulman.

Attempt blocked. Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Paddy McCourt (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paddy McCourt (Luton Town).

Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Attempt blocked. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Attempt blocked. Egli Kaja (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Egli Kaja.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Cameron McGeehan.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Egli Kaja replaces Andy Barcham.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 0. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town).

Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Ryan Hall replaces Scott Griffiths.

Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).

Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paddy McCourt (Luton Town).

Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Olly Lee (Luton Town).

Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town).

goal

As It Stood

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6Oxford Utd9351117414
7Morecambe94231614214
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11Hartlepool94141010013
12Carlisle93421718-113
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