National League
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Luton Town 2-0 Tamworth

Cameron McGeehan

Luton all but sealed their return to the Football League with a victory that confirmed Tamworth's relegation.

On-loan midfielder Cameron McGeehan tapped in Jake Howells' pinpoint cross before Mark Cullen fired in from Alex Lawless' perfectly weighted pass.

John Still's side could be crowned champions on Thursday if second-placed Cambridge United lose at Woking.

But if the U's win, a victory for the Hatters over Braintree on Saturday will give them the title.

The Lambs, whose difficult season was summed up when they arrived at Kenilworth Road just 20 minutes before kick-off because of traffic, would no longer be able to finish above both Aldershot and Hereford as the two sides meet before the end of the season.

There were few chances in a scrappy, goalless first half which saw Hatters top scorer Andre Gray limp off.

But McGeehan broke the deadlock shortly after the break and Cullen's strike doubled their advantage.

Cullen went close to extending their lead further, but his volley was held by keeper Cameron Belford.

Luton Town assistant manager Terry Harris told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought in the first half they were a better side than us. I didn't think we were on the mark.

"In the second half we got a little bit tighter and shut down better. We got Cameron McGeehan forward a little bit more.

"Andre Gray is OK. It looks like it was a stretch more than anything. But the medical staff will have a look at him."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 5McNulty
  • 2Franks
  • 25Henry
  • 11Howells
  • 12Griffiths
  • 15RooneySubstituted forLawlessat 62'minutes
  • 19McGeehan
  • 23Robinson
  • 26BensonSubstituted forShawat 81'minutes
  • 27GraySubstituted forCullenat 40'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawless
  • 43Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 16Justham
  • 9Shaw
  • 13Cullen

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 12Caprice
  • 34Keane
  • 2Evans
  • 6Richards-Everton
  • 8Baker
  • 33Morgan
  • 11Thornton
  • 32Mahon
  • 28ChadwickBooked at 29minsSubstituted forRichardsat 66'minutes
  • 14GoddenSubstituted forWooleryat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Reindorf
  • 7Kerry
  • 18Woolery
  • 17Peniket
  • 9Richards
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
8,554

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamTamworth
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 2, Tamworth 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Tamworth 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

  4. Post update

    Jon Shaw (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Tamworth. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Matthew Godden because of an injury.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jake Caprice (Tamworth).

  7. Post update

    Jake Howells (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

  9. Post update

    Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jon Shaw (Luton Town).

  11. Post update

    Jordan Keane (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

  13. Post update

    Jon Shaw (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Tamworth.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Jon Shaw replaces Paul Benson.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Fraser Franks (Luton Town).

  17. Post update

    Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Jake Howells.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town.