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Luton Town 0-2 Stevenage

Stevenage gave their hopes of automatic promotion a huge boost as they won at local rivals Luton Town.

The visitors led from their first attack, former Hatters defender Luke Wilkinson heading home from a corner after just three minutes.

Luton almost equalised after 10 minutes, but Pelly Ruddock's header was cleared off the line by Jack King.

Ben Kennedy almost took advantage of a poor free-kick from goalkeeper Matt Macey, chipping over the top.

Chris Day denied Isaac Vassell and the Stevenage stopper then tipped over Dan Potts' deflected effort, while Charlie Lee put a good chance over.

Steven Schumacher cleared Danny Hylton's header off the line, and Vassell's attempt in the 66th minute went just wide.

Day made a superb stop from Ollie Palmer's close-range header late on, and Stevenage clinched victory when Kennedy smashed an effort into the top corner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 13Macey
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 6CuthbertSubstituted forJustinat 74'minutes
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3PottsSubstituted forGambinat 46'minutes
  • 16Rea
  • 17Ruddock
  • 4Smith
  • 20Vassell
  • 10CookSubstituted forPalmerat 77'minutes
  • 9Hylton

Substitutes

  • 1Moore
  • 7Gray
  • 14Marriott
  • 22Gambin
  • 24D'Ath
  • 28Palmer
  • 36Justin

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 4KingBooked at 41mins
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 25HenrySubstituted forGormanat 67'minutes
  • 20Ogilvie
  • 7McAnuffBooked at 90minsSubstituted forCowansat 90+4'minutes
  • 24Godden
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forTongeat 89'minutes
  • 22Lee
  • 11PettBooked at 8mins
  • 14KennedyBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 12Preston
  • 17Gorman
  • 18Tonge
  • 23Cowans
  • 26Hinds
  • 33Ntlhe
  • 35Loft
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
9,045

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 0, Stevenage 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 0, Stevenage 2.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Godden (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Henry Cowans replaces Jobi McAnuff.

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

Booking

Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Michael Tonge (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Chris Day.

Attempt saved. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Tonge (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Tonge replaces Steven Schumacher.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 0, Stevenage 2. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by James Justin.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Foul by James Justin (Luton Town).

Matt Godden (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Isaac Vassell (Luton Town).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Jordan Cook.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Luton Town).

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. James Justin replaces Scott Cuthbert.

Attempt blocked. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dan Potts (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Dale Gorman (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Stephen O'Donnell.

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Steven Schumacher (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster36219668422672
2Plymouth362151056391768
3Portsmouth361881055312462
4Stevenage361841461511058
5Carlisle36151385654258
6Luton351512853332057
7Exeter361661456431354
8Mansfield361313104340352
9Blackpool361215955381751
10Colchester36149135148351
11Wycombe36149134445-151
12Cambridge35148134741650
13Grimsby36148144442250
14Barnet361114114549-447
15Morecambe35137154454-1046
16Crawley36128164356-1344
17Yeovil361013133645-943
18Accrington341011133946-741
19Notts County36117184062-2240
20Cheltenham36912153848-1039
21Crewe36912153854-1639
22Hartlepool36911164761-1438
23Leyton Orient3695224058-1832
24Newport35611183958-1929
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