National League
WellingWelling United1LutonLuton Town2

Welling United 1-2 Luton Town

Mark Cullen

Goals from Mark Cullen and Andre Gray gave Conference Premier champions Luton Town victory over Welling United.

The Hatters duo linked up for the opener, with Gray supplying Cullen, who coolly slotted past keeper Lee Butcher.

Gray doubled their lead when he latched onto a long ball, beat two defenders and drilled home for his 28th goal of the season.

Ross Lafayette's curling effort pulled one back for the host's with five minutes to go, but Luton held on.

The Hatters were handed the title on Tuesday without even playing, following Cambridge United's defeat by Kidderminster.

And after the final whistle on Saturday manager John Still and the players were mobbed by jubilant fans, celebrating their return to the Football League after a five-year exile in non-league.

Line-ups

Welling

  • 18Butcher
  • 2FazackerleyBooked at 53mins
  • 6Bender
  • 4Gallagher
  • 38TaylorSubstituted forOberstellerat 33'minutes
  • 14Hudson
  • 21Beautyman
  • 32WakefieldSubstituted forAjalaat 67'minutes
  • 10Lafayette
  • 35Sho-SilvaSubstituted forOuaniat 67'minutes
  • 33Healy

Substitutes

  • 3Obersteller
  • 13Turner
  • 22Ouani
  • 27Day
  • 37Ajala

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 25HenrySubstituted forParryat 53'minutes
  • 12Griffiths
  • 23Robinson
  • 2Franks
  • 5McNultySubstituted forLaceyat 49'minutes
  • 19McGeehanBooked at 88mins
  • 43Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 10WallSubstituted forShawat 66'minutes
  • 13Cullen
  • 27Gray

Substitutes

  • 9Shaw
  • 14Parry
  • 15Rooney
  • 16Justham
  • 30Lacey
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
2,650

Match Stats

Home TeamWellingAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Welling United 1, Luton Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Welling United 1, Luton Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).

  7. Post update

    Toby Ajala (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Loui Fazackerley (Welling United).

  9. Post update

    Jon Shaw (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Booking

    Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

  12. Post update

    Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Healy (Welling United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tom Bender (Welling United).

  15. Post update

    Jon Shaw (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Robinson (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Alex Lacey (Luton Town).

  18. Post update

    Ross Lafayette (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Welling United 1, Luton Town 2. Ross Lafayette (Welling United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Toby Ajala.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Beautyman (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.