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Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Luton Town

Jonathan Mitchell
Jonathan Mitchell had an inspired afternoon in goal for the Hatters

Jack Marriott scored the only goal of the game as Luton dented Plymouth's hopes of automatic promotion.

He struck in the first half, finishing coolly at the near post after an excellent pass from Paddy McCourt.

Luton goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell was inspired, saving twice in a minute from Graham Carey as the Pilgrims piled forward in search of an equaliser.

Hatters debutant Glen Rea then missed an easy chance before Mitchell tipped Gregg Wylde's shot onto a post late on.

Plymouth's defeat enabled Bristol Rovers to climb above them into the top three on goal difference, while Luton moved up to 12th.

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Jones on Plymouth v Luton

Luton manager Nathan Jones told BBC Three Counties Radio: "To come away to a very, very difficult place and a side that's pushing for automatic promotion, and to put in the performance we did and get the result we did, I'm very pleased.

"Today we felt that we handled everything they had, there was no clear cut chances for them.

"It's a difficult place to come to but we're delighted with the performance and obviously delighted with the win."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 32HoughtonSubstituted forJervisat 73'minutes
  • 16PurringtonBooked at 87mins
  • 27Tanner
  • 10Carey
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forMcHughat 83'minutes
  • 19MattSubstituted forReidat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McHugh
  • 8Simpson
  • 9Reid
  • 14Jervis
  • 24Rooney
  • 28Forster
  • 31Dorel

Luton

  • 21Mitchell
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 44Sheehan
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 3PottsSubstituted forOkuonghaeat 68'minutes
  • 4SmithBooked at 59mins
  • 5ReaBooked at 89mins
  • 8McGeehanBooked at 77mins
  • 14Marriott
  • 15McCourtSubstituted forGreenat 45'minutes
  • 22Mackail-SmithSubstituted forBensonat 15'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawless
  • 9Benson
  • 11Green
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 18Okuonghae
  • 45Pigott
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
7,973

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Cameron McGeehan.

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Glen Rea (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Glen Rea (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Carl McHugh replaces Gregg Wylde.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Danny Green (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

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

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Reuben Reid replaces Jamille Matt.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jake Jervis replaces Jordan Houghton.

Attempt missed. Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Magnus Okuonghae replaces Dan Potts because of an injury.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Dan Potts.

Booking

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Attempt blocked. Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Jack Marriott (Luton Town).

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

Foul by Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle).

Dan Potts (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton37257568373182
2Oxford Utd382011768353371
3Bristol Rovers372051256371965
4Plymouth371981051331865
5Accrington371810960441664
6Portsmouth371515758352360
7Leyton Orient371611105348559
8Wycombe37169124034657
9Wimbledon371511115546956
10Cambridge37159135348554
11Carlisle36131495553253
12Luton37158145149253
13Mansfield371410134743452
14Exeter371410135152-152
15Barnet37138164855-747
16Crawley37137174156-1546
17Newport371011164053-1341
18Morecambe37117195765-840
19Notts County36117184762-1540
20Yeovil37911173650-1438
21Hartlepool35106193655-1936
22Stevenage37810194463-1934
23York3769223969-3027
24Dag & Red38510233466-3225
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