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Luton Town 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Paul Hayes
Paul Hayes is Wycombe's top goalscorer with 11 this season

League Two promotion-chasers Wycombe marked their 1,000th Football League game with an exciting win at Luton.

Sam Saunders' shot deflected in off Town defender Fraser Franks to give the visitors a third minute lead but Elliot Lee quickly equalised from close range.

Paul Hayes restored Wycombe's lead with a penalty before flicking the ball to Alfie Mawson to crash in the third.

Lee volleyed Luton's second before the break but could not stop his side falling to their fifth straight defeat.

The result helped Wycombe strengthen their grip on third place in the table by opening up a four-point lead over fourth-placed Bury.

Luton's Kenilworth Road home was renamed the Prostate Cancer UK Stadium for the night in support of the Football League's official charity.

And the 8,379 fans in attendance enjoyed a thrilling first half.

Saunders' opener came after Luton failed to clear a corner and his shot pinballed into the net.

Lee levelled after Wycombe goalkeeper Matt Ingram spilled the ball but Hayes put the visitors 2-1 ahead from the spot with his 11th goal of the season after Luke Wilkinson had fouled Matt Bloomfield.

Defender Mawson increased the advantage after a powerful run from the halfway line, with some assistance from Hayes, before Lee kept the Hatters in the match by scoring from eight yards out.

Both sides had chances in the second half, with Sam Wood twice going close for Wycombe - who held on to seal their 11th away win of the season.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 16Justham
  • 2FranksSubstituted forRobinsonat 45'minutes
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 22Harriman
  • 8Drury
  • 50McGeehanSubstituted forOduwaat 77'minutes
  • 21Guttridge
  • 11Howells
  • 9Benson
  • 38LeeSubstituted forCullenat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 7Lawless
  • 13Cullen
  • 23Robinson
  • 25Stockley
  • 31Oduwa
  • 41King

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 4Yennaris
  • 26Mawson
  • 6Pierre
  • 3Jacobson
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 8Bean
  • 11Wood
  • 23OnyedinmaSubstituted forHollowayat 66'minutes
  • 9HayesSubstituted forCraigat 90+3'minutes
  • 7SaundersBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 12Craig
  • 15Murphy
  • 18Rowe
  • 19McClure
  • 21Lynch
  • 25Holloway
  • 31Ephraim
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
8,379

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Paul Hayes.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Michael Harriman (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Nathan Oduwa (Luton Town).

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Matt Ingram.

Attempt saved. Nathan Oduwa (Luton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Nathan Oduwa (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Elliot Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Nathan Oduwa replaces Cameron McGeehan.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Elliot Lee (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

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

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Aaron Holloway replaces Fred Onyedinma.

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Matt Bloomfield.

Attempt blocked. Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 24th March 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton38237856322476
2Shrewsbury38218956282871
3Wycombe381914557362171
4Bury382071150371367
5Southend38171294435963
6Luton381610124537858
7Newport381610124342158
8Plymouth381691342281457
9Stevenage38169135246657
10Exeter381412125152-154
11Northampton38165175649753
12Wimbledon381410144949052
13Portsmouth381213134442249
14Morecambe381310154043-349
15Dag & Red38147174651-549
16Accrington38137184763-1646
17Mansfield38129173246-1445
18Cambridge381111165151044
19Oxford Utd381013153845-743
20Carlisle38125214562-1741
21York38717143745-838
22Tranmere38910194054-1437
23Cheltenham38813173555-2037
24Hartlepool38106222957-2836
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