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Luton Town 0-1 Woking

Giuseppe Sole's late goal earned Woking a shock victory and ended Conference leaders Luton's 27-game unbeaten run.

The Cards dominated the first half and Josh Payne's fierce drive cannoned back off the post while Hatters keeper Mark Tyler denied Kevin Betsy three times.

Luton improved after the interval with Jake Howells and Alex Lawless both hitting the post.

Then with three minutes left Keiran Murtagh's shot came back off the bar and Sole headed home the rebound.

The defeat was only Luton's third loss in the league this season, although they still lead second-placed Cambridge by 14 points.

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Post-match: Woking boss Garry Hill

"I'm very proud, I'm proud for the players and the supporters. Luton were 27 games unbeaten and 14 points clear, and I think people thought how many goals it would be [for them] tonight.

"They've only conceded 11 goals this season, but we were confident, not in a silly way. We were the first team to go up to Halifax and win, the first to win at Gateshead in six months, we went to Barnet and won 3-1.

"We were on the front foot from the off, and we looked the team at the top of the league. We've surprised a lot of people, but not ourselves. That is the best Woking result in many a year, not for Garry Hill, but for everyone at the club [who is] working very hard."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 5McNulty
  • 2Franks
  • 11HowellsSubstituted forParryat 61'minutes
  • 12GriffithsBooked at 59mins
  • 25Henry
  • 23RobinsonSubstituted forCullenat 74'minutes
  • 19McGeehanSubstituted forRuddock Mpanzuat 56'minutes
  • 7Lawless
  • 27Gray
  • 26Benson

Substitutes

  • 9Shaw
  • 16Justham
  • 14Parry
  • 43Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 13Cullen

Woking

  • 1Howe
  • 3Nutter
  • 2Newton
  • 5McNerney
  • 4Ricketts
  • 11Betsy
  • 26Murtagh
  • 22GoddardSubstituted forJonesat 89'minutes
  • 20PayneBooked at 90mins
  • 21Rendell
  • 25MarriottSubstituted forSoleat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 34Beckles
  • 30Jones
  • 10Sole
  • 15Cestor Botuli
  • 18Beasant
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
6,683

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 0, Woking 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 0, Woking 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steve McNulty (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Pelly Ruddock.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  7. Booking

    Josh Payne (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

  9. Post update

    Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Joey Jones replaces John Goddard.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 0, Woking 1. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) header from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Keiran Murtagh.

  12. Post update

    Keiran Murtagh (Woking) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fraser Franks (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Jack Marriott.

  16. Post update

    Foul by John Goddard (Woking).

  17. Post update

    Ron Henry (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Woking. Kevin Betsy tries a through ball, but Kevin Betsy is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

  20. Post update

    Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

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