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Tranmere Rovers 0-1 Luton Town

Luton Town kept up their League Two play-off push with a late winner at struggling Tranmere Rovers.

The hosts wasted the first chance of the game when Jennison Myrie-Williams shot straight at keeper Elliot Justham.

After Rovers goalkeeper Peter Brezovan brought down Mark Cullen, the Luton striker's penalty was saved but Cameron McGeehan slotted home the rebound.

Tranmere nearly scored an equaliser late on but Justham tipped over Marc Laird's powerful header.

Following seven losses in a row, Luton now sit just a point off the play-off places, while Rovers, who had influential midfielder Max Power taken off on a stretcher, sit in the relegation spots, one point from safety.

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I'm delighted to have won. We want to push ourselves to the playoffs, they want to stay up.

"It was a tough old game and we looked a bit more like Luton today, especially defensively.

"Sometimes in football, as we've found over the last six or seven games, when you want something to go through it doesn't. But it went for us today.

"I have to say I never get too high, I never get too low. The run's been disappointing but I've had other disappointments and I'm sure there'll be more disappointments. Most important is that the club goes in the right direction."

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 26Brezovan
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 12Donacien
  • 18Dugdale
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 31Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forDonnellyat 76'minutes
  • 4PowerSubstituted forLairdat 50'minutes
  • 22Jennings
  • 17TaylorSubstituted forHumeat 61'minutes
  • 10Green
  • 9Odejayi

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 14Laird
  • 16Stockton
  • 19Molyneux
  • 29Donnelly
  • 34Hume

Luton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Justham
  • 22Harriman
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 5McNultyBooked at 58mins
  • 12Griffiths
  • 27HallSubstituted forLawlessat 74'minutes
  • 4SmithSubstituted forHowellsat 90+1'minutes
  • 26Doyle
  • 50McGeehanBooked at 76mins
  • 9BensonSubstituted forStockleyat 83'minutes
  • 13Cullen

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 7Lawless
  • 11Howells
  • 21Guttridge
  • 23Robinson
  • 25Stockley
  • 41King
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
6,035

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Luton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Luton Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Green (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Adam Dugdale (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Mark Cullen (Luton Town).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Jake Howells replaces Jonathan Smith.

  8. Post update

    Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Iain Hume (Tranmere Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Elliot Justham.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Jayden Stockley replaces Paul Benson.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Luton Town 1. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

  16. Post update

    Penalty saved! Mark Cullen (Luton Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  17. Post update

    Penalty Luton Town. Mark Cullen draws a foul in the penalty area.

  18. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Peter Brezovan (Tranmere Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton41249859342581
2Shrewsbury41248961283380
3Wycombe412014760402074
4Bury402171253391470
5Southend401912947351269
6Stevenage411711135649762
7Newport411711134746162
8Plymouth4117101447311661
9Luton411710144942761
10Exeter411613125755261
11Northampton41176186053757
12Morecambe411412154446-254
13Wimbledon411412155256-454
14Portsmouth411314144847153
15Dag & Red41157195054-452
16Oxford Utd411214154348-550
17Accrington41148195167-1650
18Cambridge411211185355-247
19York41918144246-445
20Mansfield41129203353-2045
21Carlisle41126234969-2042
22Hartlepool41117233361-2840
23Tranmere41912204358-1539
24Cheltenham41813203560-2537
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