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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:

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Still on Tranmere v Luton

"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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

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

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

Foul by Mark Cullen (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jake Howells replaces Jonathan Smith.

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

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

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.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Elliot Justham.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jayden Stockley replaces Paul Benson.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Foul by Nathan Doyle (Luton Town).

Booking

Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Rory Donnelly replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lawless replaces Ryan Hall.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

Attempt blocked. George Green (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ryan Hall (Luton Town) left footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Ryan Hall (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Cullen (Luton Town).

Attempt saved. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Iain Hume replaces Rob Taylor.

Booking

Steve McNulty (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

George Green (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

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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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