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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:

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Still on Luton v Southend

"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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Southend United 0.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Conor Clifford (Southend United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lacey replaces Michael Harriman.

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

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

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

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

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

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

Foul by Myles Weston (Southend United).

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

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

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

Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

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

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

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

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

Foul by Conor Clifford (Southend United).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

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

Foul by Conor Clifford (Southend United).

Booking

Andy Drury (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Barry Corr (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Nathan Doyle (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Adam Thompson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).

Mark Cullen (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

goal

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
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