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Barnet 0-1 Luton Town

Luton maintained their place in the League Two play-offs following a 1-0 victory over a youthful Barnet side.

The Hatters claimed a first away win in a month thanks to Olly Lee's strike midway through the second half.

Both sides created early half-chances in an open game but it was Bees striker John Akinde who spurned the two best opportunities of the first half.

He twice found himself one-on-one with Stuart Moore and on both occasions failed to roll it past him, and the sides went in goalless with Barnet in the ascendancy.

Moore had to be his very best to deny Mauro Vilhete with an hour gone, clawing the diminutive midfielder's header out of the top corner.

But Luton took the lead against the run of play in the 65th minute, the ball falling kindly for Lee in the penalty area and the former Bees midfielder slotted the ball home from 12 yards.

Barnet's best chance of an equaliser fell to Akinde again with just two minutes left but the striker headed wide from eight yards out.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 1Stephens
  • 16TaylorBooked at 49mins
  • 41Clough
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 3Johnson
  • 32VilheteSubstituted forAkinolaat 75'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 11BoverSubstituted forAmaluzorat 68'minutes
  • 13Campbell-RyceBooked at 67mins
  • 25ShomotunSubstituted forTaylorat 61'minutes
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 6Nelson
  • 14Akinola
  • 17Coulson
  • 28Taylor
  • 30Amaluzor
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 40Tutonda

Luton

  • 1Moore
  • 2O'DonnellSubstituted forGambinat 62'minutes
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 16ReaBooked at 60mins
  • 44Sheehan
  • 36Justin
  • 17Ruddock
  • 19Lee
  • 24D'AthSubstituted forSmithat 89'minutes
  • 9HyltonBooked at 90mins
  • 20VassellSubstituted forPalmerat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 10Cook
  • 14Marriott
  • 22Gambin
  • 28Palmer
  • 31King
  • 37Musonda
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
3,313

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home19
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 0, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 0, Luton Town 1.

James Justin (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliot Johnson (Barnet).

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

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Booking

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

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Justin Amaluzor (Barnet).

Foul by James Justin (Luton Town).

Simeon Akinola (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jonathan Smith replaces Lawson D'Ath.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Stuart Moore.

Attempt saved. Justin Amaluzor (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Taylor (Barnet).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Barnet).

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Jack Taylor (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Simeon Akinola replaces Mauro Vilhete.

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

James Justin (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Justin Amaluzor (Barnet).

Olly Lee (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Taylor (Barnet).

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

Foul by Justin Amaluzor (Barnet).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster41259781463584
2Plymouth412461161421978
3Portsmouth412281166363074
4Luton411715958372166
5Stevenage41205166556965
6Exeter411881565491662
7Carlisle411614115960-162
8Blackpool4115151162441860
9Cambridge41179155345860
10Colchester41179156054660
11Wycombe411611145250259
12Accrington411513135451358
13Mansfield411513134946358
14Grimsby411510165054-455
15Notts County41157194867-1952
16Barnet411215145055-551
17Crewe411212174859-1148
18Crawley41139194863-1548
19Morecambe41138204865-1747
20Yeovil411016154356-1346
21Cheltenham411013184559-1443
22Hartlepool411012195068-1842
23Newport41912204564-1939
24Leyton Orient4195274175-3432
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