League Two
LutonLuton Town2SouthendSouthend United0

Luton Town 2-0 Southend United

Goals from Alex Lawless and Mark Cullen gave Luton victory at home to Southend.

The hosts took the lead when Lawless cut into the penalty area and curled a shot past goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

Luton made it two after Bentley and Cian Bolger failed to clear, leaving Andy Drury to pounce on the loose ball and Cullen duly slotted in.

Southend were unable to reduce the deficit and saw assistant boss Dave Penney sent to the stands after clashing with Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu.

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We played really well today, we've been in a good vein of form.

"You've got to keep working to get round pegs into round holes and we weren't always able to do that.

"Are we the perfect team? Not by a mile. We will have disappointing times but we know our team is strong.

"Michael Harriman (defender on loan from QPR) was really good and he really impressed. I think he was shocked at how good we are."

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Tyler
  • 22HarrimanSubstituted forLaceyat 90+3'minutes
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 5McNulty
  • 12Griffiths
  • 17Ruddock MpanzuBooked at 71mins
  • 26Doyle
  • 8DruryBooked at 72mins
  • 4Smith
  • 7Lawless
  • 13Cullen

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 9Benson
  • 10Wall
  • 16Justham
  • 21Guttridge
  • 28Stevenson
  • 35Walker

Southend

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 65mins
  • 15BolgerSubstituted forLeonardat 44'minutes
  • 23Williams
  • 12AtkinsonBooked at 27minsSubstituted forPayneat 45'minutes
  • 22Deegan
  • 16CliffordBooked at 90mins
  • 14Hurst
  • 11Weston
  • 17CoulthirstSubstituted forCorrat 45'minutesBooked at 67mins

Substitutes

  • 7Worrall
  • 8Timlin
  • 9Barnard
  • 10Corr
  • 18Leonard
  • 19Payne
  • 21Smith
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
9,238

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 2, Southend United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Southend United 0.

  3. Post update

    Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Conor Clifford (Southend United).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lacey replaces Michael Harriman.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Clifford (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Drury (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Myles Weston (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

  11. Post update

    Gary Deegan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Michael Harriman (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Myles Weston (Southend United).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Myles Weston (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  16. Post update

    Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

  18. Post update

    Steve McNulty (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe12741178925
2Burton128131613325
3Bury127232011923
4Luton12633128421
5Southend126241210220
6Plymouth12615138519
7Morecambe126151412219
8Shrewsbury125341510518
9Northampton125342016418
10Wimbledon125342019118
11Cambridge125252315817
12Portsmouth12453119217
13Newport124441513216
14Cheltenham124441011-116
15Mansfield125161216-416
16Accrington125161722-516
17Exeter124351316-315
18Dag & Red124261620-414
19Stevenage124261418-414
20Carlisle123361521-612
21Hartlepool12327718-1111
22York121741117-610
23Oxford Utd122461118-710
24Tranmere122371116-59
View full League Two table

Top Stories