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Accrington Stanley 1-4 Luton Town

Luton secured their place in the League Two play-off spots with an emphatic win at Accrington.

James Justin's first senior goal, an own goal from Omar Beckles and further strikes from Isaac Vassell and Jack Marriott secured victory for the promotion-chasing Hatters.

Stanley, who briefly levelled through Matty Pearson, saw their own top-seven hopes ended by the defeat.

Luton's Alan Sheehan forced goalkeeper Marek Rodak into a superb one-handed save on 26 minutes, but the Fulham loanee could not stop 19-year-old Justin two minutes later as he raced onto Ollie Palmer's ball and fired into the bottom corner.

Stanley equalised when Pearson headed home his ninth goal of the season from Sean McConville's corner.

A comedy of errors gifted Luton a second when Stanley defender Beckles headed back to Rodak and it looped over the keeper and into the net four minutes into the second half.

Striker Vassell made it 3-1 when he stretched at the far post to fire home Palmer's cross.

And substitute Marriott completed the scoring in stoppage time, racing free and firing home to end Stanley's unbeaten home run in 2017.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 12Rodak
  • 32Rodgers
  • 30Donacien
  • 5Beckles
  • 3Hughes
  • 7ClarkSubstituted forEdwardsat 75'minutes
  • 2Pearson
  • 28Conneely
  • 11McConville
  • 10McCartanSubstituted forOgleat 89'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 8Brown
  • 9Gornell
  • 14Boco
  • 16Husin
  • 20Chapman
  • 22Ogle
  • 24Edwards

Luton

  • 1Moore
  • 16Rea
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 44Sheehan
  • 36Justin
  • 7GraySubstituted forGambinat 84'minutes
  • 17RuddockSubstituted forSmithat 79'minutes
  • 19Lee
  • 3Potts
  • 20VassellSubstituted forMarriottat 73'minutes
  • 28Palmer

Substitutes

  • 2O'Donnell
  • 4Smith
  • 5Mullins
  • 14Marriott
  • 18Banton
  • 22Gambin
  • 31King
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
2,150

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home17
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Luton Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Luton Town 4.

Jonathan Edwards (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Luton Town 4. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Glen Rea.

Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Reagan Ogle replaces Shay McCartan.

Attempt missed. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Attempt missed. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Luton Town).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Edwards (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Gambin replaces Jake Gray.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Seamus Conneely.

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

Foul by Jack Marriott (Luton Town).

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jonathan Smith replaces Pelly Ruddock.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jonathan Edwards replaces Jordan Clark.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jack Marriott replaces Isaac Vassell.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

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

Attempt blocked. Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Stuart Moore.

Attempt saved. Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by James Justin.

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Luton Town).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Luton Town).

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt blocked. Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth452681170452586
2Doncaster4525101084533185
3Portsmouth452591173393484
4Luton451917967422574
5Exeter452181673532071
6Carlisle451717116666068
7Blackpool4517161266452167
8Stevenage45207186760767
9Cambridge45199175849966
10Colchester451812156557866
11Wycombe451812155753466
12Mansfield451714145248465
13Accrington451614155656062
14Grimsby451710185862-461
15Barnet451415165660-457
16Notts County45168215374-2156
17Crewe451313195466-1252
18Morecambe451410215270-1852
19Yeovil451117174962-1350
20Cheltenham451214194863-1550
21Crawley451311215169-1850
22Newport451112224972-2345
23Hartlepool451013225274-2243
24Leyton Orient45106294684-3836
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