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Luton Town 1-0 Blackpool

Ollie Palmer's dramatic stoppage-time winner saw Luton grab a crucial home win over fellow play-off hopefuls Blackpool.

It had looked like the hosts would be held to yet another draw, before the towering striker tapped home from two yards out after keeper Dean Lyness failed to hold Luke Gambin's shot.

In the first half, Isaac Vassell's early effort deflected behind for the hosts, while Danny Hylton's volley was easy for Lyness.

The visiting stopper was then in action again, denying Hylton on 21 minutes, while Alan Sheehan wasn't too far away from the bottom corner.

Blackpool came close on 26 minutes, former Luton striker Mark Cullen glancing Colin Daniel's excellent cross wide, before Vassell forced Lyness into another stop.

Hatters keeper Matt Macey made a superb save to tip Bright Osayi-Samuel's curler over, while he also claimed Neil Danns' effort.

After the break, Macey excelled again, tipping Kyle Vassell's overhead volley on to the bar, while Lyness denied Pelly-Ruddock's angled effort at the other end before Palmer won it at the death.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 13Macey
  • 2O'DonnellSubstituted forGambinat 86'minutes
  • 16Rea
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 44Sheehan
  • 36Justin
  • 24D'Ath
  • 17Ruddock
  • 19LeeBooked at 76mins
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forMarriottat 74'minutes
  • 20VassellSubstituted forPalmerat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moore
  • 4Smith
  • 14Marriott
  • 22Gambin
  • 27Bakinson
  • 28Palmer
  • 39Famewo

Blackpool

  • 27Lyness
  • 2Mellor
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 23Daniel
  • 12Flores
  • 35DannsBooked at 52mins
  • 28Payne
  • 21Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forDelfounesoat 66'minutes
  • 8PottsSubstituted forOdelusiat 86'minutes
  • 9CullenSubstituted forVassellat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 6Aimson
  • 7Vassell
  • 19Matt
  • 29Odelusi
  • 30Delfouneso
  • 37Black
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
7,968

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 1, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Blackpool 0.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Luton Town).

Sanmi Odelusi (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luke Gambin (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Blackpool).

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town).

Neil Danns (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Blackpool 0. Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Gambin replaces Stephen O'Donnell.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Brad Potts.

Attempt blocked. Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Luton Town).

Sam Slocombe (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. James Justin (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Nathan Delfouneso.

Attempt missed. Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jack Payne.

Booking

Olly Lee (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Olly Lee (Luton Town).

Brad Potts (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jack Marriott replaces Danny Hylton.

Attempt saved. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Clark Robertson (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Matt Macey.

Attempt saved. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Luton Town).

Colin Daniel (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Lawson D'Ath (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Kyle Vassell replaces Mark Cullen.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Bright Samuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Isaac Vassell.

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

Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).

Foul by Isaac Vassell (Luton Town).

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

goal

As It Stood

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2Plymouth402361159411875
3Portsmouth402181163352871
4Stevenage402051565521365
5Luton401615957372063
6Exeter401881465481762
7Carlisle401614105858062
8Blackpool4015151061412060
9Mansfield401513124945458
10Wycombe401610144947258
11Cambridge40169155045557
12Colchester40169155654257
13Accrington401413135149255
14Grimsby401410164753-652
15Barnet401215135054-451
16Notts County40147194666-2049
17Crewe401212164656-1048
18Crawley40139184761-1448
19Yeovil401016144253-1146
20Morecambe40137204764-1746
21Cheltenham401012184256-1442
22Hartlepool401011194967-1841
23Newport40812204464-2036
24Leyton Orient4095264172-3132
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