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Morecambe 0-2 Luton Town

Morecambe suffered a seventh successive home defeat as they were beaten by Luton Town, who climbed to fourth in League Two.

Goals from Danny Hylton and Isaac Vassell gave Nathan Jones's side victory over Jim Bentley's strugglers, who had defender Alex Whitmore sent off for a straight red card five minutes from time.

Striker Hylton gave the Hatters the lead in the 26th minute with a superb goal, collecting the ball on the edge of the area before a fine, curling shot that gave Barry Roche no chance, beating the home keeper low to his left-hand side.

Vassell doubled the advantage just before the hour with a close-range header, as Morecambe pushed forward looking for a leveller.

Right-back James Justin took advantage to drill in a shot that Roche could only parry onto the crossbar and Vassell bundled the loose ball home from three yards out.

Luton created the majority of the chances on offer and Hylton could have had a hat-trick had it not been for a string of fine saves by Roche and a goal-line clearance from Dean Winnard.

Morecambe, who were aggrieved that two first-half penalty claims were waved away, came close when Cole Stockton forced Hatters keeper Christian Walton into a fine save with a low shot on the turn that was heading for the bottom right-hand corner.

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Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 5Edwards
  • 6Winnard
  • 16WhitmoreBooked at 85mins
  • 3McGowan
  • 8MurphySubstituted forTurnerat 71'minutes
  • 24RoseBooked at 72mins
  • 21Jennings
  • 10Molyneux
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forMullinat 71'minutes
  • 23StocktonSubstituted forMassankaat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wakefield
  • 7Mullin
  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 18Turner
  • 19Massanka
  • 20Dunn

Luton

  • 1Walton
  • 36Justin
  • 5Mullins
  • 16Rea
  • 44Sheehan
  • 19Lee
  • 17RuddockSubstituted forSmithat 83'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 15GillieadBooked at 84minsSubstituted forGrayat 86'minutes
  • 8McGeehan
  • 20VassellSubstituted forMarriottat 80'minutes
  • 9HyltonBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2O'Donnell
  • 4Smith
  • 7Gray
  • 12Mackail-Smith
  • 14Marriott
  • 23McQuoid
  • 31King
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
1,507

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Luton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Luton Town 2.

Booking

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

James Jennings (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Gray (Luton Town).

Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jonathan Smith.

Booking

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

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jake Gray replaces Alex Gilliead.

Dismissal

Alex Whitmore (Morecambe) is shown the red card.

Olly Lee (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Alex Whitmore (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jonathan Smith replaces Pelly Ruddock.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Ntumba Massanka replaces Cole Stockton.

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jack Marriott replaces Isaac Vassell.

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Booking

Michael Rose (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Gilliead (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Kevin Ellison.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Rhys Turner replaces Peter Murphy.

Attempt missed. Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

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

Attempt missed. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Christian Walton.

Attempt saved. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Luton Town 2. Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) header from very close range to the top left corner.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth17122328171138
2Carlisle1797130191134
3Doncaster17103435241133
4Luton1786327151230
5Portsmouth1784528171128
6Grimsby177462320325
7Blackpool176652920924
8Yeovil177371822-424
9Crewe175842020023
10Wycombe176472022-222
11Mansfield175751820-222
12Notts County176472228-622
13Stevenage166372324-121
14Barnet174942225-321
15Accrington175571922-320
16Crawley175571825-720
17Morecambe176292033-1320
18Hartlepool174762630-419
19Cambridge175481722-519
20Leyton Orient175392022-218
21Cheltenham173951922-318
22Newport164572122-117
23Colchester174582026-617
24Exeter1751111925-616
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