Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Luton Town 1.
Mark Cullen's tap-in gave Luton Town victory at Carlisle United in their first Football League game since 2009.
The 22-year-old applied a close-range finish on the half-hour mark after Paul Benson and Jake Howells had combined well down the right for the visitors.
It was a first-half of few chances but the Hatters went deservedly in front.
Carlisle's best spell came just after the break but Billy Paynter saw a shot blocked by goalkeeper Mark Tyler and he later headed David Amoo's cross wide.
Cullen, who signed for Luton on a free transfer in June 2013, could hardly miss after his team-mates' slick passing move had found its way to him two yards out.
The Cumbrians, who were two tiers above Luton last season, now remain without a win in seven league matches.
The Hatters had not won at Brunton Park since the opening day in 2001.
Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:
''It's one good performance and we have to continue getting better. It's really important that we do that.
''We've shown really good ingredients. When we had to play, we played. When we had to dig in and battle and defend for our lives we've done that, and they're all good ingredients.
''I thought Luke Wilkinson was absolutely outstanding, I really did. He's a very good defender, very strong.
''Taking everything into account, even the hype around Luton getting back in the league, we've dealt with it very well.''
- 2GraingerSubstituted forElliottat 45'minutes
- 7AmooSubstituted forKearnsat 76'minutes
- 29ConnollyBooked at 63mins
- 8DrurySubstituted forStevensonat 79'minutes
- 11HowellsSubstituted forRooneyat 83'minutes
- Nigel Miller
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Luton Town 1.
Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.
Attempt saved. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt blocked. Luke Rooney (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.
Attempt missed. Stephen Elliott (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).
Mark Cullen (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Rooney replaces Jake Howells.
Attempt missed. Billy Paynter (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Scott Griffiths.
Substitution, Luton Town. Jim Stevenson replaces Andy Drury.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Daniel Kearns replaces David Amoo.
Attempt missed. Jake Howells (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Gary Dicker (Carlisle United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Andy Drury (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Paul Connolly (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.
David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.