National League
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FC Halifax Town 2-0 Luton Town

John Still

Conference Premier leaders Luton Town fell to a rare defeat at Halifax, who remain on course for a play-off spot.

Marc Roberts headed in Adam Smith's cross to put the home side in front.

Lee Gregory made it 2-0, firing in from 12 yards after collecting Lois Maynard's pass, to send Halifax up to fifth in the table.

Despite the defeat, John Still's men have a 13-point lead and promotion to the Football League still appears a formality.

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We've played a team with a fantastic home record today, and they deserved to win. I had no complaints with that.

"It wasn't our day today. We're at the business end of the season, where everyone has something to play for.

"We just have to put everything in context - we never get too high, and we're not too low now. We just move on to the next one."

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 5Pearson
  • 15Roberts
  • 3McManus
  • 29Bolton
  • 22AingeBooked at 75mins
  • 20Maynard
  • 7SmithBooked at 66minsSubstituted forWilsonat 81'minutes
  • 28CrowtherSubstituted forJacksonat 70'minutes
  • 18Marshall
  • 11Gregory

Substitutes

  • 14Wilson
  • 12Senior
  • 31Jackson
  • 23Smith
  • 6Lowe

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 43Ruddock MpanzuSubstituted forCullenat 67'minutes
  • 2Franks
  • 25Henry
  • 12Griffiths
  • 5McNulty
  • 7Lawless
  • 19McGeehan
  • 23Robinson
  • 27GraySubstituted forRooneyat 72'minutes
  • 26Benson

Substitutes

  • 6Charles
  • 15Rooney
  • 16Justham
  • 9Shaw
  • 13Cullen
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
3,586

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Luton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Luton Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).

  4. Post update

    Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).

  6. Post update

    Marlon Jackson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

  10. Post update

    Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh Wilson replaces Adam Smith.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

  15. Post update

    Fraser Franks (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

  17. Post update

    Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town.

  19. Booking

    Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

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