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Luton Town 0-1 Bristol Rovers

Stuart Sinclair struck a last-gasp winner against his former club as Bristol Rovers sealed victory at Luton.

The unmarked midfielder raced through to calmly beat keeper Mark Tyler and make it two wins from three since Rovers returned to the Football League.

The Hatters failed to test visiting keeper Aaron Chapman with a single shot on target, as Paddy McCourt's shot wide was the best they could muster.

Tyler saved well from Rovers' Lee Brown, while Ellis Harrison went close.

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Still on Luton v Bristol Rovers

"I think in the games we've had so far, we've been solid and playing how we want to play. I thought we'd build on that and today we haven't. I didn't think we were good enough to win the game.

"If I'm being honest, our only attacking option was Paddy McCourt. I thought we were really depending on the three centre-halves.

"Sometimes people don't play well. That's football. The team was no different than the one that beat Bristol City. Nothing has changed."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 5McNulty
  • 30WilkinsonBooked at 16mins
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 8McGeehanSubstituted forRuddockat 70'minutes
  • 15McCourtBooked at 55mins
  • 26DoyleSubstituted forSmithat 65'minutes
  • 12Griffiths
  • 9Benson
  • 22Mackail-SmithSubstituted forMarriottat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Potts
  • 4Smith
  • 7Lawless
  • 14Marriott
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 23McQuoid

Bristol Rovers

  • 30Chapman
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Parkes
  • 15J Clarke
  • 2LeadbitterBooked at 90mins
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14Lines
  • 24Sinclair
  • 3Brown
  • 9HarrisonBooked at 76mins
  • 17EasterSubstituted forTaylorat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 10Taylor
  • 11Gosling
  • 21Montaño
  • 23Bodin
  • 28Malpas
  • 29Monakana
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
8,061

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home4
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 0, Bristol Rovers 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Jack Marriott (Luton Town).

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 0, Bristol Rovers 1. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

Attempt missed. Steve McNulty (Luton Town) header from very close range is too high.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

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

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Luton Town).

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town).

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jack Marriott replaces Craig Mackail-Smith.

Attempt saved. Paddy McCourt (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by James Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Pelly Ruddock replaces Cameron McGeehan.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Matty Taylor replaces Jermaine Easter.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Attempt blocked. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Stephen O'Donnell.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jonathan Smith replaces Nathan Doyle.

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Paddy McCourt (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paddy McCourt (Luton Town).

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Attempt saved. Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient33008179
2Wycombe33006069
3Hartlepool33005149
4Cambridge32109547
5Portsmouth32105147
6Plymouth32017346
7Northampton32014226
8Bristol Rovers32012116
9Exeter320156-16
10Oxford Utd31206425
11Mansfield31113214
12Accrington31112204
13Wimbledon310235-23
14Notts County310235-23
15Barnet310224-23
16Morecambe310213-23
17York310225-33
18Luton302134-12
19Crawley302123-12
20Carlisle302169-32
21Newport301226-41
22Stevenage301227-51
23Yeovil300325-30
24Dag & Red300328-60
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